Vancouver Events Calendar
Click on any of the months below for information and to see what’s happening in Metro Vancouver at different times of the year.
January 2023 Highlights
January is always a much quieter month than December. There are still lots of things to do, however, at least in years when COVID doesn’t shut everything down.
In early January there are still ongoing Christmas activities like Canyon Lights, the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden, Lights at Lafarge and Lights on the Lake. In 2023 there is also the Beyond King Tut exhibition which runs until the second week of the month.
On January 1st there are Polar Bear Swims at English Bay, White Rock and other communities. The free ice skating at Robson Square and the Shipyards in North Vancouver also continue all month and into February.
Other highlights of the month include the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vive les Voyageurs French Canadian Festival, and Dine Out Vancouver Festival. There are also the Vancouver Chilly Chase running races, concerts with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Robbie Burns Day events, and the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. Some years there is the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, although not in 2023.
Click Festivals & Events for a listing of the best festivals and events to check out in and around Metro Vancouver at various times of the year.
Click Shows & Entertainment for the full year calendar of shows and performances taking place in the Lower Mainland.