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FEBRUARY Events in Vancouver 2020

February in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2020 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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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.


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February 3-9 | February 10-16 | February 17-23 | February 24-28


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020

  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Rookie Night.
  • House of Comedy – America’s Got Talent 2019 semi-finalist Jacki Fabulous performs at the House of Comedy at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminster.
  • Dinner & A Show – live theatre and dinner at the Havana Theatre at 1212 Commercial Drive.

  • FlyoverCanadaSoar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.

  • Super Bowl Sunday – the American football championships take place on TV and in sports bars all around town (and the continent).
  • Whistler Pride and Ski Festival – last day of the LGBTQ-themed event at Whistler-Blackcomb.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – last day of the season for the special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today a dozen or more food trucks fill the square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
  • 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!
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Markets
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The live music today is with the Henry Young Quartet.
    • With The Original Blend at 4 pm at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 – 22nd Street in West Vancouver.

 


Week of February 3rd to 9th

February 3-9 | February 11-17 | February 18-24 | February 25-28


 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today a dozen or more food trucks fill the square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
  • 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!
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ (because it’s the first Tuesday of the month).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – Giants play against Tri-City at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Love of Your Life at Vancouver TheatreSports

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today a dozen or more food trucks fill the square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
  • 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!
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and Granville Island.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Thursday, February 6, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are The Love of Your Life and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy. (BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT.)
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today a dozen or more food trucks fill the square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
  • 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!
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and Granville Island.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Friday, February 7, 2020

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are The Love of Your Life, Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday.
    • 7 Stories – a dark comedy about life and death at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Tickets are $10 to $22.
    • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
    • Lynn Valley's Friday Night LiveFriday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Beverley Elliott performs tonight.
    • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • 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!
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and Granville Island.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Saturday, February 8, 2020


  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.

Soar Over Taiwan at FlyOver Canada Ad

Sunday, February 9, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Rookie Night.
  • Dinner & A Show – live theatre and dinner at the Havana Theatre at 1212 Commercial Drive.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)
  • 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!
  • PuSh Festival – last day of the international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Golf Expo – at the PNE Forum.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – Giants play against Kamloops at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey. The music today is with the Marcus Mosely Chorale.
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The live music today is in honour of Black History Month.

 


Week of February 10th to 16th

February 3-9 | February 10-16 | February 17-23 | February 24-28


 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • 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!
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks play at Rogers Arena.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – Giants play against Red Deer at the Langley Events Centre.
  • 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!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are The Love of Your Life and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.
  • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Valentine's Day Activities

Friday, February 14, 2020

  • Valentine’s Day – a great reason to treat your sweetheart to something special. (Click Valentine’s Day for a list of things to do.)
  • Family Day at Cypress Ski Hill – special family-friendly activiites include fireworks.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Pet Lover Show – a large pet show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s Valentine’s Day-themed performances are Love Matches and Frisky Friday.
    • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Liam Sturgess performs tonight.
    • Anywhere But Here – a play at the Vancouver Playhouse about home, displacement and the US-Mexican border in Trump’s America.
    • Behind the Keys Concert with Bach Choir – the Vancouver Bach Choir performs a special Valentine’s Day concert at the Orpheum Annex.
  • 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!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Victoria at the Langley Events Centre.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

BC Family Day

Sunday, February 16, 2020

 


Week of February 17th to 23rd

February 3-9 | February 10-16 | February 17-23 | February 24-28


 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Wax hoks en Shqalawin opening gala with dinner and entertainment at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring 400+ exhibitors at BC Place Stadium.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.
  • 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.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Friday, February 21, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Vancouver TheatreSports

Sunday, February 23, 2020

  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring over 150 wines from over a dozen different countries.
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring 400+ exhibitors at BC Place Stadium.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Celebration of Indigenous Dance event at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.
  • Dinner & A Show – live theatre and dinner at the Havana Theatre at 1212 Commercial Drive.
  • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain.
  • Maple Ridge Rock and Gem Show – an event featuring rocks, gems, stone carvings and an auction at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. Admission is by donation.
  • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free Jazz takes place at Performance Works in the afternoon.
  • Markets
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Rookie Night.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey. Music with Dmitri Metheny Quintet.
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The live music today is with Crystal Hicks.
    • At 4 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver with Steve Maddock.

Week of February 24th to 28th

February 3-9 | February 10-16 | February 17-23 | February 24-28


 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. Today features a number of events including California Crush at Waterview by False Creek featuring entertainment, tapas and American wines.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Classic TheatreSports.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Thursday, February 27, 2020



  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm as it’s the last Thursday of the month.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. Today features a number of events including Grapes Unknown (which is a seminar with panel experts and wine samples) and the festival’s second International Festival Tasting (which is one of our favourites and an event that we’ll be attending).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event by the Dancers of Damelahamid in New Westminster.
  • Hoobiyee – cultural celebrations of the Nisga’a Nation’s New Year with singing, dancing and other cultural activities at the PNE Forum. Free admission.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – Giants play against Victoria at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Evan Kennedy performs tonight.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performances are Classic TheatreSports and Frisky Friday.
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)

Saturday, February 29, 2020


  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. Today features a number of events including the PICA Kitchen Party (with wine and food pairings on Granville Island) and, at the Convention Centre, Bon Appétit (which is a wine-tasting event at mid-day), The Global Cru (which features fancy wines and a discussion by expert panelists) and Rah, Rah Rosé (which showcases international rosé wines and food).

  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event by the Dancers of Damelahamid in New Westminster.
  • Hoobiyee – cultural celebrations of the Nisga’a Nation’s New Year with singing, dancing and other cultural activities at the PNE Forum. Free admission.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Metis Fair at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today’s performances include Classic TheatreSports and The Late Show.
  • Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show – a trade show featuring adventure travel and outdoor gear at the Vancouver Convention Centre with admission costing $14 at the door.
  • BC Bike Show – a bicycle trade show featuring road bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and cycling equipment at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Admission is $12 to $14.
  • 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.
  • Burnaby Farmers Market – in the north parking lot at Burnaby City Hall between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Weather permitting.)
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.

To return to the top of the page, click February Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click March Calendar.


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 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.

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

 

 

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