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 to submit items for the calendar.

For any other questions or comments email

Upcoming events:

Sun. Jul. 31
Tue. Aug. 2
Wed. Aug. 3
  • Skeptics' Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Aug. 3, 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.

Sun. Aug. 7
Tue. Aug. 9
Tue. Aug. 16
Thu. Aug. 18
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub
    Thu. Aug. 18, 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 Boston Pizza Central City.

  • Neural Constellations: Exploring Connectivity By: Curiosity Collider & HR MacMillan Space Centre
    Thu. Aug. 18, 7:30pm at H. R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada

    "We are all made of star stuff," Carl Sagan once said. From constellations to our nervous system, from stars to our neurons. We’re colliding neuroscience and astronomy with performance art, sound, dance, and animation for one amazing evening under the planetarium dome. Join Curiosity Collider and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre at the “Neural Constellations: Exploring Connectivity - An Evening of Art, Science and Performance under the Dome”. Together, let's explore similar patterns at the macro (astronomy) and micro (neurobiology) scale by taking a tour through both outer and inner space.

    Join us for drinks and snacks when doors open at 6:30pm. Performance begins at 7:30pm. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds supporting artists, scientists, and Curiosity Collider. Remember that you will need to purchase a ticket via Eventbrite to enter.

    This show is curated by Curiosity Collider's Creative Director Char Hoyt, along with Special Guest Curator Naila Kuhlmann, and developed in collaboration with the MacMillan Space Centre.

    Participating performers include:

    • Alexandria Jaeger (Neuroscience, Dancer)
    • Brady Marks (Cultural Prototyper, Interactive Art, Digital Media)
    • Char Hoyt (Artist /Curator)
    • Cheryl Wellington (Neurodegenerative Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Bellydance)
    • Flyingoctopus (Computational Media Art & Science - Physics/Applied Math/Spaaaaace)
    • Hfour: Ben Z Cooper & Stuart J Ward (Multimedia Art)
    • Jaymie Matthews (Astronomer)
    • Megan Veaudry (Dance, Textiles)
    • Naila Kuhlmann (Neuroscience, Dance)
    • Naomi Steinberg (Storyteller)
    • Niqua Nossam (Dance)
    • Samsara Marriott (Theremin player, Science educator)
    • Sammy Chien (Interdisciplinary Media Arts/New Media/Contemporary Dance/Theatre/Electroacoustic Music)
    • Sarah Fernando (Biology, Poetry)
    • Sarah Louadi (Neuroscience, Immunology, Dance)

Sat. Aug. 20
  • Skeptics' Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Aug. 20, 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!

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! :)