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January 28, 2006
Storyeum has two parts, one is live theatre, the other is on your own display of the dinosaurs. The live theatre presents the history of British Columbia in a unique underground multistage setting, educating and entertaining, having the audience descend to the underground, moving the audience from stage to stage, and then ascending back up with a multimedia show. It's a good performances from the many actors. Rates vary depending on whether you wish to do both the show and dinosaurs or one or the other. We went for just the underground show, which is worth seeing.
Hours 10am-6pm, doors open 9:30am, and last show 5pm.
From journal YVR
by Rose (Bud)
August 9, 2005
Each area features a combination of film clips, live actors with scripts that involve both words and music, and elaborate sets. You move from Area 1, which shares the native legends of creation, through native civilization, the West Coast explorers (a great scene with a stage that includes a boat on a real water "sea"), the struggle for British vs. U.S. sovereignty over B.C., the coal and lumber industries and Chinese immigration, the arrival of the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C., and finally the events of WW II and how they impacted the Vancouver area.
The whole "show" takes about 90 minutes, after which you ascend in a second huge elevator surrounded by a two-story movie screen featuring modern-day B.C. and Vancouver scenery and events. At a cost of $14 Cdn. per person, it's a worthwhile summary of British Columbia’s history, and a great deal of fun as well!
From journal Vancouver & Vancouver Island 2005
October 5, 2004
This is the history of Vancouver and British Columbia come to life, and in a very entertaining way. You move from one stage to another. The first staging area holds a maximum of 119 people. That would be downright claustrophobic. You need to be able to stand for a reasonable amount of time, but I believe that the area might be handicap accessible. This may not be appropriate for small children because the lighting gets very dim, and the sounds are loud as the land undergoes geological changes. After the first area, children of all ages will be entertained.
As you move from area to area, it is hard to tell where you should be standing or sitting for maximum view. We moved around quite a bit, and I always felt that we could see the total show. You will be introduced to all the main characters in the history of B.C., from the First Nations up until recent times. You don’t need a knowledge of Canadian history, but it will make the whole experience more meaningful.
If you go online, you can get a $2 discount coupon, and since the price for adults is $22 each, we can all appreciate the help. You can make reservations ahead of time to view this attraction. As it is very popular, it is probably a good idea to call ahead.
From journal Vancouver - An Urban Wilderness