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FEBRUARY Events in Vancouver in 2023

February in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2023 February calendar features important dates and events in the Lower Mainland including Valentine’s Day, Family Day and other special events.

 


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Vancouver’s 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.)

 


Week of February 1st to 5th

February 1-5 | February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-26 | February 27-28


 

Vancouver International Boat Show

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Outdoor Tours & Adventure Games

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

  • Vancouver International Boat Show – an event featuring yachts, marine equipment and boating-related services at Granville Island and BC Place Stadium.
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today is Date Night which features accessible pricing, happy hour all night and improv skits about dating, relationships, lust and love.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a film screening of Malcolm X at the Vancity Theatre, as well as a seniors screening of In the Heat of the Night at the Vancouver Public Library.

Food & Drink-Related Events

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Beyond Van Gogh

 


Beyond Van Gogh is in Surrey from February 1st to March 5th in 2023.


 

Friday, February 3, 2023

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – an event featuring yachts, marine equipment and boating-related services at Granville Island and BC Place Stadium.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Early Music Vancouver ConcertRaise, Raise the Voice takes place with countertenor Reginald Mobley at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.
  • Ocean Festival – a free event celebrating the sea with music, displays and an environmental theme at Jack Poole Plaza.
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Theatresports at 7:30 pm and Single, Not Single at 9:30 pm.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a film screening of Get Out at the Rio Theatre and The Woman King at the Mountain Pleasant Branch of the Vancouver Public Library. Preacher Lawson also performs at the House of Comedy in New Westminster.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Kamloops at the Langley Events Centre.

Outdoor Tours & Adventure Games

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.

Food & Drink-Related Events

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • Lunar New Year Gala & Rotary District Foundation Dinner – a 10-course dinner, lion dance and auction at Richmond’s Continental Seafood Restaurant with funds raised benefiting the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Hospice House and other projects of the Rotary Club of Richmond.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – an event featuring yachts, marine equipment and boating-related services at Granville Island and BC Place Stadium.
  • Ocean Festival – a free event celebrating the sea with music, displays and an environmental theme at Jack Poole Plaza.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features a workshop at 3:30 pm, Theatresports at 7:30 and Single, Not Single at 9:30.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat.
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include the 11th Annual Songs of Freedom concert at the Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Tri-City at the Langley Events Centre.

Walking Tours & Adventure Games

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.

Saturday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver PuSh Festival

 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

  • Vancouver International Boat Show – an event featuring yachts, marine equipment and boating-related services at Granville Island and BC Place Stadium.
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Setsubun – a free event with taiko drumming, a community dance and a Sacred Fire at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver. It’s organized by the Powell Street Festival Society which also hosts a Japanese-themed event at the same venue in the summer.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Stand Up.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat.
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a performance by Preacher Lawson at the House of Comedy and a screening of In the Heat of the Night at the Vancity Theatre.

Outdoor Tours and Adventure Games

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.

Sunday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum

 


Week of February 6th to 12th

February 1-5 | February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-26 | February 27-28


 

Monday, February 6, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be! For example, a number of North Shore parks are nice this time of year, as are multiple other parks in the region.

Winter Sports Activities

 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

 

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Soar Over Taiwan.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Winter Sports Activities

 

Shen Yun in 2023

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Soar Over Taiwan.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Theatresports at 7:30 pm.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Winter Sports Activities

 

Vancouver Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise Ad

 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Shows and Performances

  • Thomas Rhett at Rogers Arena – the Bring The Bar To You Tour with special guests Jordan Davis and Kameron Marlowe visits Rogers Arena.
  • Black History Month Events – today is the Black Futures Month set of performances at the Calabash Bistro in Vancouver.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today is Date Night which features accessible pricing, happy hour all night and improv skits about dating, relationships, lust and love.

Winter Sports Events & Activities

 

A Taste of the Valley

 

Friday, February 10, 2023

  • A Taste of the Valley – an event featuring food, drinks and artisan vendors at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Note: This event is hosted by the same people behind the Christmas Gifts Expo in December.)
  • Candlelight: Beethoven’s Best Works – a multi-sensory musical experience in Kerrisdale where you can enjoy the music of Beethoven performed by the Listeso String Quartet under the glow of candlelight.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Theatresports at 7:30 pm and Single, Not Single at 9:30 pm.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Outdoor Tours and Adventures

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)

Winter Sports Events & Activities

 

The Comic Strippers

 


COMIC STRIPPERS COMEDY SHOW

A parody about a fictitious stripper troupe and their sexylarious improv comedy show takes place at the ACT Arts Centre on February 11th. The guys try to be sexy …, but it just comes out funny. For tickets see theactmapleridge.org website.


 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Shows & Entertainment

  • The Comic Strippers – a parody improv comedy show at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. For adults ages 19+, the show contains no extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.
  • Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special – a multi-sensory musical experience in Kerrisdale where you can enjoy romantic music performed by the Listeso String Quartet under the glow of candlelight.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Ebi at Rogers Arena – Ebi Live in Concert is at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features a workshop at 3:30 pm, Theatresports at 7:30 and Single, Not Single at 9:30.
  • A Midsummer’s Night Dream – the famous Shakespearean comedy shows tonight with Vancouver Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Other Festivals & Events

  • A Taste of the Valley – an event featuring food, drinks and artisan vendors at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Note: This event is hosted by the same people behind the Christmas Gifts Expo in December.)
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise – Vancouver Boat Parties hosts the event with a buffet dinner and dancing on the Queen of Diamonds which departs from False Creek.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include the Level Up: Queer Hip-Hop Dance Party at Eastside Studios and a performance by Preacher Lawson at the House of Comedy.
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Victoria at the Langley Events Centre.

Tours and Outdoor Adventure Games

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people. Also, for your special Valentine friend, you can pre-order a long-stemmed rose and chocolate as part of the adventure.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.

Saturday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Valentine's Day Activities

 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people. Also, for your special Valentine friend, you can pre-order a long-stemmed rose and chocolate as part of the adventure.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Super Bowl – the American League Football championships. Games will be watched in homes and sports bars across the continent.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a screening of The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings at Vancity Theatre and Jazz Vespers with the Marcus Mosley Ensemble at Northwood United Church.

Outdoor Winter Activities

Sunday Markets

 

Fort Langley Historic Half

 


Week of February 13th to 19th

February 1-5 | February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-26 | February 27-28


 

Monday, February 13, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people. Also, for your special Valentine friend, you can pre-order a long-stemmed rose and chocolate as part of the adventure.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Special Winter Activities

 

Free Events in February

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

  • Valentine’s Day – a great reason to treat your sweetheart to something special.
  • Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special – a multi-sensory musical experience in Kerrisdale where you can enjoy romantic music performed by the Listeso String Quartet under the glow of candlelight.
  • SYNCRA City – an immersive music experience featuring new electronic dance music (EDM) and visual art in Vancouver.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an art exhibit at Granville Island. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s show is Kiss & Tell.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include screenings of Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon at the Vancity Theatre.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – last day for the special hot chocolate offerings around town. So it’s not really a “festival.” It’s more just an excuse to enjoy a hot winter treat!
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Tours and Outdoor Adventure Games

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people. Also, for your special Valentine friend, you can pre-order a long-stemmed rose and chocolate as part of the adventure.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.

Winter Sports Activities

 

Western GOLFEXPO 2023

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Happy Un-Valentines Day.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a screening of Under the Cherry Moon at the Vancity Theatre and a discussion about Building Black British Columbia with Social Media at the Vancouver Public Library.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the New York Rangers at Rogers Arena.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Beyond Van Gogh

 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

  • Earlybird RV Show & Sale – a motorhome and recreational vehicle trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford.
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • A Midsummer’s Night Dream – the famous Shakespearean comedy shows tonight with Vancouver Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features a Lantern City lantern art installation as well as an exhibit showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist at Granville Island.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Date Night.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

BC Family Day

 

Friday, February 17, 2023

  • Earlybird RV Show & Sale – a motorhome and recreational vehicle trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford.
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • SYNCRA City – an immersive music experience featuring new electronic dance music (EDM) and visual art in Vancouver.
  • Early Music Vancouver Concert – BBC New Generation Artists perform with Consone Quartet at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features a Lantern City lantern art installation as well as an exhibit showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist at Granville Island.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Theatresports at 7:30 pm and Single, Not Single at 9:30 pm.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a screening of Django Unchained at the Vancity Theatre, as well as Just For Laughs comedy with Baron Baughn at the Biltmore Cabaret and the Root Dwellers Music Showcase at The Anza Club.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Beyond Van Gogh

 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

  • BC Family Day Long Weekend – a statutory holiday with family-friendly activities at various locations around the Lower Mainland.
  • FAN EXPO Vancouver – a comic, superhero, anime and other fan culture convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.
  • Earlybird RV Show & Sale – a motorhome and recreational vehicle trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford.
  • SYNCRA City – an immersive music experience featuring new electronic dance music (EDM) and visual art in Vancouver.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Open House at Queen Elizabeth Theatre – hosted by Vancouver Civic Theatres, a free Family Day Open House happens at the theatre from 10 am until 1 pm. It features an art exhibition, craft activities, live music and guided tours.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features a Lantern City lantern art installation as well as an exhibit showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist at Granville Island.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features a workshop at 3:30 pm, Theatresports at 7:30 and Single, Not Single at 9:30.
  • Cinderella – the classic fairy tale by Bengt Jörgen plays at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster.
  • Outside/In – free indoor and outdoor entertainment in New Westminster.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Black History Month Events – today is Black History Month Family Day with live music and other free activities at the Victoria Community Hall.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Sports and Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Britannia Mine – admission to the historic copper mine might be half price today because of the Family Day Long Weekend. (TBC)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.

 

Fort Langley Historic Half

 

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Shows & Entertainment

  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features House Teams.
  • A Midsummer’s Night Dream – the famous Shakespearean comedy shows tonight with Vancouver Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.

Outdoor Tours and Adventures

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.

Outdoor Winter Activities

Sunday Markets

 

Marvel Avengers Station

 


Week of February 20th to 26th

February 1-5 | February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-26 | February 27-28


 

Monday, February 20, 2023

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features a Lantern City lantern art installation as well as an exhibit showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist at Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25% on a regular day, or go today because it’s free because it’s Family Day!
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!

Winter Sports Activities

 

Shen Yun in 2023

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • SYNCRA City – an immersive music experience featuring new electronic dance music (EDM) and visual art in Vancouver.
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.
  • Movie Night at MONOVA – the 2010 film Tron: Legacy shows at the Museum of North Vancouver. Admission is free.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today is Date Night which features accessible pricing, happy hour all night and improv skits about dating, relationships, lust and love.
  • Black History Month Events – today is the Black Queer Poetry Slam at the Vancouver Winter Arts Festival outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Western GOLFEXPO 2023

 

Friday, February 24, 2023

  • Western GOLFEXPO – a consumer golf trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford. (For tickets click Western GOLFEXPO 2023.)
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.
  • SYNCRA City – an immersive music experience featuring new electronic dance music (EDM) and visual art in Vancouver.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Theatresports at 7:30 pm and Single, Not Single at 9:30 pm.
  • Black History Month Events – today is the opening night of the As We Rise Exhibition at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Sporting Events & Winter Activities

 

Forbidden Vancouver

 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

  • Western GOLFEXPO – a consumer golf trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford. For tickets click Western GOLFEXPO 2023.
  • Brazilian Carnaval – a party celebrating Brazilian heritage, culture and music in Vancouver.
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. Shows take place at various venues around town.
  • Music/Art Mashup – an adults-only event with live music and art activities at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • SYNCRA City – an immersive music experience featuring new electronic dance music (EDM) and visual art in Vancouver.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – between 10 am and 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.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Outside/In – free indoor and outdoor entertainment in New Westminster.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Community Jam at 3:30 pm, Theatresports at 7:30 and Single, Not Single at 9:30.
  • Black History Month Jam – a celebration of Black History Month at the Outpost in Port Moody with live music and African dance vibes.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Outdoor Tours and Adventure Games

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.

Sporting Events & Winter Activities

 

Beyond Van Gogh

 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

  • SYNCRA City – an immersive music experience featuring new electronic dance music (EDM) and visual art in Vancouver.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features House Teams.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.

Sunday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 


Week of February 27th to 28th

February 1-5 | February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-26 | February 27-28


 

Monday, February 27, 2023

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Old Dominion at Rogers Arena – the No Bad Vibes Tour stops in Vancouver with a show at Rogers Arena.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a screening of Black Panther at the Vancity Theatre and The Watermelon Woman at the Vancouver Public Library.
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler. (Note: The same venue offers snowmobiling and ziplining experiences.)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

Winter Sports and Activities

 

Chor Leoni Popcappella Concert

 


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Other February Activities

The following events may also be happening in February of 2023, but with details to be confirmed.

 

Art, Music and Theatre

  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11 am.
  • Interact Entertainment Night – the Interact Club at Windsor Secondary School hosts its annual talent night event in North Vancouver. All are welcome. (Not likely happening in February, but possibly later in the spring.)
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBC)

 

Other Events

  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival.
  • Family Day at Cypress Ski Hill – special family-friendly activities including fireworks. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Comic and Toy Show – a trade show featuring superhero comic books, art and collectible toys. (It sometimes happens in February. In 2023, however, it takes place on April 1 & 2.)
  • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain. (TBC)
  • Maple Ridge Rock and Gem Show – an event featuring rocks, gems and stone carvings at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. Admission is by donation. (February 25 & 26, 2023)
  • Swank Wedding Show – a fusion fashion show with a market, live music and more at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. (February 12, 2023)
  • Winter Wander – an event where you can visit the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Maritime Museum all for just $5 or so.
  • Pet Lover Show – a trade show for dogs, cats and other household animals and their owners in Abbotsford. (Postponed)
  • Fraser Valley Home & Garden Expo – a tradeshow at the TRADEX Centre in Abbotsford. (Cancelled for 2023.)
  • Whisky Global – a whisky-tasting event at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. (On February 3 & 4, 2023.)
  • Crème de la Crème – a fancy event for upcoming brides featuring a fashion show and lots of pampering at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. (February 19, 2023)
  • Britannia Mine – admission to the historic copper mine might be half price on the Family Day Long Weekend. (TBC)
  • The Wellness Show – a health and fitness trade show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (February 11 & 12, 2023)
  • Head Over Heels Wedding Show – an event for wedding planners with over 50 vendors at the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre. (February 26, 2023)

 

Top things to do in February

Below are some of the best things to do this month most years.

  1. Take your sweetheart out on a date to one of Vancouver’s Best Restaurants 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 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 at one of Vancouver’s Best Parks and Places in Nature (so long as the weather isn’t miserable and you dress appropriately).
  6. Free ice skating at Robson Square at the corner of Robson and Howe in downtown Vancouver, or at the Shipyards in the Lower Lonsdale District of North Vancouver (weather and temperatures permitting).
  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 Tiger begins on February 1.

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

 

Typical February Weather

February 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

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 most years, but also usually the first weekend or couple of days in February too.

 


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