Vancouver Skeptics

Welcome to the site for information about Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub and other science- and skepticism-related events and groups around Vancouver, BC, Canada. Vancouver Skeptics is a casual social group for local science enthusiasts who value reason, critical thinking, and skepticism. See our “What is Skepticism?” page to get an idea of what the group is all about.

To be notified about each new Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub night, please join our Facebook group and/or our Google+ community. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our RSS feed in your favourite RSS reader to see a new post about each upcoming event.

To see all the skepticism-related events around Vancouver, visit the Event Calendar page or subscribe to our calendar feed URL or ICS link in Google Calendar or your favourite calendar program. Email events@vancouverskeptics.org to submit items for the calendar.

For any other questions or comments email info@vancouverskeptics.org.

Upcoming events:

Sat. Aug. 27
Sun. Aug. 28
  • Skeptics' Brunch in New Westminster
    Sun. Aug. 28, 1:00pm at The Met Bar and Grill, 411 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC

    Every fourth Sunday of the month we meet for brunch at the Met Bar & Grill next to the Columbia SkyTrain Station in New Westminster. We're pro-evidence, pro-science free thinkers.

    PLEASE NOTE: Conversation is not strictly structured, so this event RELIES on attendees to come prepared with relevant topics they wish to discuss with the group, for conversation to remain mostly skeptical in nature!

    Breakfast is served all day. Eggs Benny is served until 2 pm so don't be late. If the weather is good we'll be on the patio, otherwise we'll sit inside, likely in the first seating area on the left, as you enter the pub. Please RSVP as best you can, so I have a general idea of attendance numbers, to inform the restaurant staff for seating and serving purposes a bit in advance, thanks! 🙂


Tue. Aug. 30
  • August Café Sci: Titans of the Ice Age: Rise of the Megafauna, with Dr. Greg Bole
    Tue. Aug. 30, 7:30pm at The back room at Yagger's, 433 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1195604320533316/

    Dear Café Scientifiquers,

    Our next café will happen on Tuesday August 30th, 7:30pm in the back room at Yagger's Downtown (433 W Pender). Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Greg Bole, from the Department of Zoology at UBC. The title of his talk is:

    Titans of the Ice Age: Rise of the Megafauna

    The talk will introduce people to some of the biggest members of the Pleistocene megafauna and discuss their evolutionary radiation, including why they were so big, as well as their extinction and possible de-extinction!

    We hope to see you there!

    • Your Cafe Sci Vancouver Organizers

    @cafescivan http://blogs.ubc.ca/cafesci/ cafesci.vancouver@gmail.com


Sun. Sep. 4
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub - Brunch
    Sun. Sep. 4, 11:00am at Edith + Arthur Public House, 8410 160 St., Surrey, BC

    Surrey/Langley Skeptics' in the Pub - Brunch happens on the first Sunday of each month.

    Brunch in a welcoming environment. Come out and hang with us!


Tue. Sep. 6
Wed. Sep. 7
  • Skeptics' Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Sep. 7, 7:00pm at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

    Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for Skeptics' Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse. The nerd trivia contest starts at 7pm and is put on by Storm Crow Alehouse and hosts Eric Fell and Shaun Stewart. A few Vancouver Skeptics will arrive early to get a table and form a team, and then we'll combine our wits to compete against the other teams. All skill levels welcome.


Tue. Sep. 13
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Sep. 13, 6:00pm at Rusty Gull Neighbourhood Pub, 175 E. 1st St., North Vancouver, BC

    Join us in North Vancouver on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm for another evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation at The Rusty Gull. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.


Thu. Sep. 15
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub
    Thu. Sep. 15, 7:00pm at Browns Socialhouse, 9666 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC V3T 2V5, Canada

    Join us for drinks and food in a friendly atmosphere with Surrey/Langley area science enthusiasts who value critical thinking and skepticism. It's a great place to meet local skeptics, make new friends, and get involved and informed about new events and activities. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at Browns Socialhouse, Surrey Centre.


Sat. Sep. 17
  • Skeptics' Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Sep. 17, 11:00am at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC

    Come out on the third Saturday of the month to join your fellow skeptics and science enthusiasts for Saturday brunch around the back tables at the new Storm Crow Alehouse on Broadway about a block west of Granville. Check out the venue's extensive science fiction, fantasy, comic book, board game, nerd, geek, etc. decorations and memorabilia, not to mention their menu of thematically related food and drink options. If turnout is good, we hope to make this a new monthly event. Hope to see you there!


Tue. Sep. 20
  • Special Combined Skeptics in the Pub together with Anecdotal Evidence, Curiosity Collider, and Café Scientifique, hosted by Nerd Nite Vancouver
    Tue. Sep. 20, 7:00pm at Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

    Instead of our regular Skeptics in the Pub meetup in the back room at Yagger's downtown, come out to the Fox Cabaret and meet your fellow science enthusiasts from other area science-related groups: Anecdotal Evidence, Curiosity Collider, and Café Scientifique, hosted by Nerd Nite Vancouver.


Sun. Sep. 25
  • Skeptics' Brunch in New Westminster
    Sun. Sep. 25, 1:00pm at The Met Bar and Grill, 411 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC

    Every fourth Sunday of the month we meet for brunch at the Met Bar & Grill next to the Columbia SkyTrain Station in New Westminster. We're pro-evidence, pro-science free thinkers.

    PLEASE NOTE: Conversation is not strictly structured, so this event RELIES on attendees to come prepared with relevant topics they wish to discuss with the group, for conversation to remain mostly skeptical in nature!

    Breakfast is served all day. Eggs Benny is served until 2 pm so don't be late. If the weather is good we'll be on the patio, otherwise we'll sit inside, likely in the first seating area on the left, as you enter the pub. Please RSVP as best you can, so I have a general idea of attendance numbers, to inform the restaurant staff for seating and serving purposes a bit in advance, thanks! 🙂