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:

Thu. Oct. 19
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub
    Thu. Oct. 19, 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. Oct. 21
  • Skeptics' Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Oct. 21, 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. Hope to see you there!


Mon. Oct. 23
Tue. Oct. 31
  • Oct. Café Sci: Rat Detectives: a Halloween special, with Kaylee Byers
    Tue. Oct. 31, 7:30pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar

    https://www.facebook.com/events/268332693657794/

    The unstoppable Kaylee Byers spoke to us about what to expect at her spooOOooky Halloween Cafe Sci presentation:

    "Few animals are as appropriate to discuss on Halloween as the rat.

    Just mentioning these critters in conversation (and believe me, I have experience) elicits both exclamations of disgust and appreciation for their perseverance in spite of our control efforts.

    In the past year, pest control professionals have reported an increase in rat sightings, suggesting that rat populations in Vancouver are on the rise. But do we need to worry? Over the past 7 years, the Vancouver Rat Project has worked to understand the risks posed by rats to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside residents.

    In this talk, I will discuss what we have learned about Vancouver's rats and the diseases they carry, as well as how certain human interventions can have the paradoxical effect of increasing disease spread among rats."

    Bring your goosebumps and join us as we kick off the Fall Season of Cafe Scientifique Vancouver!

    31 October 2017 7:30PM Yaggers Downtown (433 W Pender)


Wed. Nov. 1
  • Skeptics' Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Nov. 1, 6:00pm at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

    https://www.facebook.com/events/237679273425301/

    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 Mister Nickel. 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. Nov. 5
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub - Brunch
    Sun. Nov. 5, 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. Nov. 7
Tue. Nov. 14
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Nov. 14, 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. Nov. 16
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub
    Thu. Nov. 16, 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.