One event to look forward to in 2017 is a North American eclipse of the sun on August 21st. The best view of the eclipse will be in the center of the US but many major Canadian cities will be able to see a partial eclipse. Vancouver will have an especially good view. To see what the eclipse may look like where you are you can check out this Tour of the “Great American Eclipse”.
In order to safely observe an eclipse directly you need either special eclipse glasses or No. 14 welder’s glass. Another option is to observe the eclipse indirectly such as though a pin hole camera. Here are some directions to make one.