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FEBRUARY in Vancouver 2018

February in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2018 February calendar features important dates and events in the Lower Mainland including Family Day, Valentine’s Day and other activities.


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February Events Calendar

February Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in February. Note: schedules are subject to change – check official event websites for exact details.

Also Note: some February festivals and events don’t yet have their dates and details confirmed for 2018. Click Other Events to jump to the bottom of the page for a list of events not yet listed in the calendar by date.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Hoobiyee – cultural celebrations of the Nisga’a Nation’s New Year with singing, dancing and other cultural activities at the PNE Forum. Open from 11 am until 9 pm with free admission.
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Calgary at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – exotic hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under. Tonight’s show features the a cappella group Sweet Scarlett.
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission at the Indigenous art gallery from 2 until 5 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
    • East Vancouver Craft Beer and Food Tour – a hop-on hop-off tour of local breweries as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Cost is $99.50 excluding tip.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

  • Super Bowl Sunday – the American football championships take place on TV and in sports bars all around town (and the continent).
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – last day of the season for the special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • PuSh Festival – last day of the season for the international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – gourmet hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Markets
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Jazz Vespers – with Steve Smith at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  • Katy Perry – on her Witness The Tour at Rogers Arena.
  • Majid Jordan – in concert at the Orpheum at 601 Smithe Street.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Motown the Musical – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Top Dog / Underdog – the play about two card-shark African American brother shows on the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the region.

Rainy Day Activities

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features the Blue Lasso Band from 1 to 3 pm.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Motown the Musical – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Ruined – the play about life during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war shows at the Pacific Theatre.
    • Top Dog / Underdog – the play about two card-shark African American brother shows on the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Snowshoe Social Night – at Grouse Mountain (free with admission to the mountain).

Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • Science of Cocktails – a fundraising event at Science World that includes an open bar, fancy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails crafted by award-winning bartenders. $159 for general admission and $289 for VIP with a portion eligible for a tax receipt.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Motown the Musical – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Ruined – the play about life during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war shows at the Pacific Theatre.
    • Top Dog / Underdog – the play about two card-shark African American brother shows on the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features Rain City Swing from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Family Day at Cypress Ski Hill – special family-friendly activities today include fireworks at 8 pm and discounted day passes for children under 13 years of age.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Seattle at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Motown the Musical – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Ruined – the play about life during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war shows at the Pacific Theatre.
    • Top Dog / Underdog – the play about two card-shark African American brother shows on the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under. Tonight’s show features the Jazz ensemble Barrett and Sons.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

BC Family Day

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

  • Family Day Weekend Activities
    • Family Day at Cypress Ski Hill – special family-friendly activities today include fireworks at 8 pm and discounted day passes for children under 13 years of age.
    • Family Fun Days at the Nature Park – a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly activities at the Richmond Nature Park at 11851 Westminster Highway from 11 am until 4 pm.
    • PJ’s Paws & Jaws – a family sleepover night at the Vancouver Aquarium from 9 pm to 9 am. Cost is $115 per person ages 6+ or $95 for members.
    • Click Family Day Weekend for more activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Motown the Musical – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Top Dog / Underdog – the play about two card-shark African American brother shows on the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.
  • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – Jazz also takes place at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Today’s special guest musician is Don Stewart.

Monday, February 12, 2018

  • BC Family Day – a statutory holiday with special family-friendly activities at various locations including the following:
    • Family Day at the Carousel – entertainment and unlimited carousel rides (subject to lineup waiting times) at Burnaby Village. (Note: the museum itself won’t be open). Runs from 11 until 2 pm. Cost is $6.50 per person and pre-registration is recommended.
    • Family Day in Maple Ridge – includes free lantern-making workshops and crafts at the ACTS Art Centre. Tickets to see the show by Rick Scott cost $15.
    • Family Day at Grouse Mountain – 50% off admission to the mountain for fun in the snow. (Note: regular ski ticket rates apply.)
    • Skiing at Manning Park – 50% off ski and trail tickets.
    • Family Fun Days at the Nature Park – a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly activities at the Richmond Nature Park at 11851 Westminster Highway from 11 am until 4 pm.
    • Richmond Children’s Art Festival – all sorts of imagination stations and performances throughout the day on the holiday Monday at the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Anita – a VIFF-presented film at the Vancity Theatre about the 1991 confirmation hearings for US Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas and accusations against him of sexual harassment by Anita Hill.
  • Lunar New Year Celebrations – Central City mall in Surrey has early and free Chinese New Year festivities from 11 am to 4 pm. Craft activities for children take place on the Lower Level and there’s a stage with performances on the Upper Level near the Winners store.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Snowshoe Social Night – at Grouse Mountain (free with admission to the mountain).
  • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – ladies ski for a minimum $15 donation at Mount Seymour from 5:30 to 10 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 10 am to 4 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Valentine’s Day – a great reason to treat your sweetheart to something special. (Click Valentine’s Day for a list of things to do.)
  • Valentine’s Day Train – the minature train at Bear Creek Park runs with a special Valentine’s Day theme from 10 am to 4 pm. Cost is $6 and includes Valentine’s Day craft opportunities.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – last day of the special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Moonlight – the award-winning film about a young African-American man coming of age in the 1980s shows at the Vancity Theatre. The film is about a father-and-son relationship, mentorship and drugs. The movie is also a romance, however, so appropriate for a Valentine’s date.
    • Ruined – a play about life during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war shows at the Pacific Theatre.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – against Florida at Rogers Arena.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Snowshoe Social Night – at Grouse Mountain (free with admission to the mountain).

Valentine's Day Activities

Thursday, February 15, 2018

  • New Year’s Eve at the Buddhist Temple – Chinese New Year’s Eve celebrations at one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America. Free admission and highly recommended.
  • Year of the Dog New Year’s Celebrations – Aberdeen Mall in Richmond has a countdown event to New Year’s Day between 8:30 pm and midnight.
  • Chutzpah Festival – first day of the season for the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival which runs from today until March 15. Today features the Canadian premiere of Ezralow Dance at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Talking Stick Festival – an Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Wax hoks en Shqalawin Gala with live entertainment and a buffet dinner at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
  • A Conversation with Michelle Obama – the former First Lady of the United States speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets available to the general public as of January 18th.
  • The Sheepdogs – in concert at the Commodore Ballroom.
  • Legally Blonde – the musical shows at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre at 7373 MacPherson Avenue. Tickets are $39 for adults and $27 for seniors, students and children.
  • Ruined – coinciding with Black History Month in Vancouver, the play about life during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war shows at the Pacific Theatre.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • Chinese New Year – today marks the first day of the Year of the Dog with celebrations all week and weekend throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Chinese New Year at International Village – crowds of people, vendor stalls selling Year of the Dog souvenirs and a stage with live entertainment at the International Village Mall in Chinatown from 11 am to 8 pm.
  • Lanterns in the Garden – a Chinese lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 5 to 10 pm.
  • Year of the Dog Celebrations at Aberdeen Mall – today’s activities include the Flower & Gift Fair all day and Lion Dancing in the morning starting at 11 am.
  • Tibetan Lunar New Year Celebrations – a free event at Richmond’s Tibetan Thrangu Monastery between 9 am and noon.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the song and dance production Sokalo at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
  • The Sheepdogs – in concert at the Commodore Ballroom.
  • Legally Blonde – the musical shows at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre at 7373 MacPherson Avenue. Tickets are $39 for adults and $27 for seniors, students and children.
  • Ruined – coinciding with Black History Month in Vancouver, the play about life during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war shows at the Pacific Theatre.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the Canadian premiere of Ezralow Dance today at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under. Tonight’s show features the rock guitarist Don Alder.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Edmonton at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Rainy Day Activities

Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • Chinese New Year – celebrations all weekend throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Lanterns in the Garden – a Chinese lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 5 to 10 pm.
  • Chinese New Year at International Village – crowds of people, vendor stalls selling Year of the Dog souvenirs and a stage with live entertainment at the International Village Mall in Chinatown from 11 am to 8 pm.
  • Year of the Dog Celebrations at Aberdeen Mall – today’s activities include the Flower & Gift Fair all day and live performances in the Central Atrium from 1 until 2 pm and 3 until 4 pm.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration – free Chinese New Year festivities take place at Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre between 12:30 and 5 pm. Activities include live entertainment and traditional Lion Dance blessings.
  • Lion Dance at Granville Island – the traditional Lion Dance blessings and procession take place in the Public Market and around Granville Island on Saturday, February 17, starting at 10:30 am and finishing in the early afternoon.
  • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain.
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirMaestro! The Annual Conductors’ Concert at Dunbar Ryerson United Church at 2195 West 45th Avenue.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the Canadian premiere of Ezralow Dance today at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. Also today, the Mexican band Troker performs to an age 19+ audience at the Rickshaw Theatre.
  • Vancouver Golf Expo – at the PNE forum from 10 am until 5 pm.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – against Boston at Rogers Arena.
  • Markets
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.




Sunday, February 18, 2018

  • Chinese New Year’s Parade – a major parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown starting at 11 am.
  • Chinese New Year at International Village – crowds of people, vendor stalls selling Year of the Dog souvenirs and a stage with live entertainment at the International Village Mall in Chinatown from 11 am to 8 pm.
  • Dharma Drum Center New Year’s Celebrations – special hands-on activities for children plus lion dance, drumming and other traditional musical performances at 8240 No. 5 Road in Richmond.
  • Year of the Dog Celebrations at Aberdeen Mall – today’s activities include the Flower & Gift Fair all day and live performances in the Central Atrium from 1 until 2 pm and 3 until 4 pm.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese food vendors and a small number of other activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
  • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the song and dance production Sokalo at the Roundhouse Community Centre as well as the Métis Kitchen Party at the same venue.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the Canadian comedian Jonathan Goldstein tonight at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Vancouver Golf Expo – at the PNE forum from 10 am until 5 pm.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Red Deer at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • The Jazz Epistles – a concert with legendary South African musician Abdullah Ibrahim along with special guest Terence Blanchard at UBC’s Chan Shun Concert Hall.
  • Markets
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Jazz Vespers – with the Hot Mamas at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.

Monday, February 19, 2018

  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • Black Cop – a VIFF-presented and Canadian-produced film at the Vancity Theatre about the frustrations of a modern-day African-American police officer.
    • Brown Girl Begins – a VIFF-presented film about a priestess in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world who must choose between love and saving her people.
  • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – ladies ski for a minimum $15 donation at Mount Seymour from 5:30 to 10 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – against Colorado at Rogers Arena.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the drama, dance and music production Map of the Land, Map of the Stars at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap night at various movie theatres throughout the region.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Battle of the Brush – a social event featuring multiple teams of artists in a live painting competition at Heritage Hall. Tickets are $15 to $25.
  • Lanterns in the Garden – a Chinese lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 5 to 10 pm.
  • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free jazz takes place at Performance Works at 8 and 9:20 pm.
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring over 400 exhibitors at BC Place Stadium.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features Shorts which is a series of short Indigenous films at the Vancity Culture Lab.
  • Chutzpah Festival – today the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the Israeli dance company Roy Assaf Dance at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Whose Live Anyway – live comedy improv at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under. Tonight’s show features storyteller Andrew Bailey.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Everett at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Celebration of Powwow Culture at the Roundhouse Community Centre between 12 and 5 pm. Activities include Powwow dancing, artisan vendors and other First Nations cultural activities. Also tonight are Closing Night films at the Vancity Theatre.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese New Year activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
  • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free jazz takes place at Performance Works at 1, 3:45 and 8 pm.
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring over 400 exhibitors at BC Place Stadium.
  • Lanterns in the Garden – a Chinese lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 5 to 10 pm.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – first day of the wine festival featuring over 150 wines from over a dozen different countries (February 24 to March 4, 2018).
  • Whose Live Anyway – comedy improv featuring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray at the River Rock Casino.
  • Chutzpah Festival – today the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival features the Israeli dance company Roy Assaf Dance at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. Also today, Barbara Adler and Jake Klar offer double bill performances at the Fox Cabaret for an ages 19+ audience.
  • Ventanas & Lache Cercel Roma Ensemble – music and dance of migratory cultures at the Russian Hall at 600 Campbell Street.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.
  • Coinciding with Black History Month
    • The French Touch: Adama – a VIFF-presented animated film at the Vancity Theatre about a young African boy who follows his older brother’s journey to France during the First World War. (Note: Admission is free and the film is in French with English subtitles.)
  • Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Sunday, February 25, 2018




Monday, February 26, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring over 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. (Note: today’s events are for members of the wine and hospitality industries.)
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – against the New York Rangers at Rogers Arena.
  • Snowshoe Social Night – at Grouse Mountain (free with admission to the mountain).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Other Events

Other events in February 2018 likely include the following:

  • Grouse Mountain Y2Play ski passes go on sale (sometime in mid-February).
  • Toastmasters’ WOW Event – an exceptional evening of public speaking entertainment at the Inlet Theatre at 100 Newport Drive in Port Moody. Cost is only about $10. (Tentatively scheduled for February 21, 2018.)

Events in February 2019

The following events are scheduled for February 2019:

  • Pet Lover Show – a large pet show at Tradex in Abbotsford (February 23-24, 2019)

Top things to do in February

  1. Take your sweetheart out on a date to one of Vancouver’s best restaurants (and it doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive one) and/or somewhere inside to escape the rain and enjoy some of the Lower Mainland’s best entertainment.
  2. Check out the best things to do on Family Day in Vancouver during the Family Day long weekend.
  3. Ski or do other winter sport activities at Whistler-Blackcomb, Cypress, Grouse or Mount Seymour.
  4. Take the kids swimming at a rec centre (like West Vancouver’s great West Vancouver Aquatic Centre) or skating (like at Richmond’s Olympic Oval). Why? Because they are fun activities, affordable, and it’ll probably be dark and wet outside.
  5. Go for a walk or hike somewhere on the North Shore like at Ambleside, Lighthouse Park or Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, or Lynn Canyon, Lynn Headwaters or around Rice Lake in North Vancouver. February isn’t a great month to be outside, but when the weather isn’t bad you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy it. These parks, plus others in Vancouver’s list of best places in nature, are good ones in all kinds of weather (so long as it isn’t snowing and you dress appropriately).
  6. Free ice skating at Robson Square at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  7. As it rains a lot in February (which it likely will), check out Vancouver’s Best Things to do on a Rainy Day.
  8. Celebrate the Chinese New Year the Year of the Dog begins on February 16 and the Chinese New Year Parade takes place that weekend, in Chinatown along Pender Street, Gore and Keefer starting at 11 am. Other Chinese New Year Festivities also take place in Chinatown at the International Village Mall at 88 West Pender Street, as well as at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Winter Activities.

Typical February Weather

Rainy Day Activities IconFebruary is a typical winter month in Vancouver – predictively cool, cloudy and wet.

Average high temperatures in February are around 8 degrees Celsius (or 46 F), and the lows are in the neighbourhood of about 1 (or 34 F).

February gets an average of about 125 mm of rain (or 5 inches). Some years though can be an exception, like in 2010 when it was warm, sunny and snowless around the time of the Olympics, and in 2015 when Vancouver was about 25 degrees warmer than many other parts of Canada.

Recommended Activities

Ice skating at the outdoor rink at Robson Square
Ice Staking at Robson Square

Like January, February can be one of the best months for skiing or other outdoor recreational activities locally up at Cypress, Seymour and Grouse, or further afield up at Whistler. There is also skating at most community rec centres (so good places to go on rainy days), and free skating in downtown Vancouver at Robson Square at 800 Robson Street until the end of the month.

If you’re not into outdoor winter sports, then February is typically a good month for indoor activities. The Family Day Long Weekend can be an especially good day to be around and about as a tourist with the clan, with many of Vancouver’s top attractions offering special rates and activities.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival occurs during the last two weeks of January, but also usually the first weekend or couple of days in February too.

 

 

 

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