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FEBRUARY Events in Vancouver 2019

February in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2019 February calendar features important dates and events in the Lower Mainland including Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year and Family Day.


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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 4-10 | February 11-17 | February 18-24 | February 25-28


Friday, February 1, 2019

  • Hoobiyee – cultural celebrations of the Nisga’a Nation’s New Year with singing, dancing and other cultural activities at the PNE Forum. Free admission.
  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Art of Lights – a Chinese lantern festival at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – exotic hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Friday Night Livelive music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • 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.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

  • 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 between 10 am and 5 pm.
  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • Lion Dancing at River District – lion dancing and other activities take place at River District Vancouver in celebration of the Year of the Pig.
  • Whisky Global – a whisky-tasting event at the Rocky Mountaineer Station at 1755 Cottrell Street.
  • Hoobiyee – cultural celebrations of the Nisga’a Nation’s New Year with singing, dancing and other cultural activities at the PNE Forum. Free admission.
  • Art of Lights – a Chinese lantern festival at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park in Surrey.
  • Live Road to Wrestlemania – WWE Wrestling at Rogers Arena.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – gourmet hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Markets
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Prince George at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

  • Super Bowl Sunday – the American football championships take place on TV and in sports bars all around town (and the continent).
  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • Art of Lights – a Chinese lantern festival at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park in Surrey.
  • 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
    • At St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm.
    • At St. Stephen’s Anglican at 885 – 22nd Street in West Vancouver at 4 pm with the Don Stewart Quartet.

 


Week of February 4th to 10th

February 4-10 | February 11-17 | February 18-24 | February 25-28


 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Chinese New Year

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

  • Chinese New Year – today marks the first day of the Year of the Pig with celebrations all week and weekend throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Tibetan Lunar New Year Celebrations – at the Thrangu Buddhist Monastery at 8140 Number 5 Road in Richmond from 9 am until 12 pm. Open to the public.

  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • The Learned Ladies – a comedy about love and aristocratic life in 17th century France at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Tickets are $10 to $22.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • The Learned Ladies – a comedy about love and aristocratic life in 17th century France at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Tickets are $10 to $22.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Free Events in February

Friday, February 8, 2019

  • Chinese New Year at International Village – crowds of people, vendor stalls selling Year of the Pig souvenirs and a stage with live entertainment at the International Village Mall in Chinatown. Free admission.
  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • Art of Lights – a Chinese lantern festival at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park in Surrey.
  • Rogue Folk’s Driven Bow Fiddle Festival – a concert at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue in Kitsilano with Daniel Lapp, Kiérah, Kathleen Nisbet, Trent Freeman, Adrian Dolan and Robin Layne.
  • The Learned Ladies – a comedy about love and aristocratic life in 17th century France at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Tickets are $10 to $22.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

  • Chinese New Year – celebrations all weekend throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Chinese New Year at International Village – crowds of people, vendor stalls selling Year of the Pig souvenirs and a stage with live entertainment at the International Village Mall in Chinatown.
  • Year of the Pig at Lansdowne Centre – Lunar New Year festivities take place at the Richmond shopping centre from 11 am until 5 pm.
  • Lunar New Year at UBC – free Year of the Pig festivities take place at UBC’s Wesbrook Village at 3378 Wesbrook Mall from 2 until 4 pm.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – Lunar New Year activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
  • Art of Lights – a Chinese lantern festival at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park in Surrey.

  • Flight of the DragonFlyoverCanada – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

Sunday, February 10, 2019


  • Flight of the DragonFlyoverCanada – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

 


Week of February 11th to 17th

February 4-10 | February 11-17 | February 18-24 | February 25-28


 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Valentine's Day Activities

Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Valentine’s Day – a great reason to treat your sweetheart to something special. (Click Valentine’s Day for a list of things to do.)
  • Justin Timberlake – day one of two concerts on his The Man of the Woods Tour at Rogers Arena.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • 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.

  • Flight of the DragonFlyoverCanada – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • Justin Timberlake – day two of two concerts in Vancouver on his The Man of the Woods Tour at Rogers Arena.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Spokane at the Langley Events Centre.

BC Family Day

Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • BC Family Day Long Weekend – a statutory holiday with special family-friendly activities at various locations.
  • Spirit of the People Powwow – an Indigenous event celebrating the Family Day Weekend and First Nations’ culture at Chilliwack Secondary School at 46363 Yale Road. The event runs from 1 to 7 pm and all are welcome.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Vancouver Chamber ChoirFamous Choruses of Great Composers concert at Shaughnessy Heights United Church.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.

  • Flight of the DragonFlyoverCanada – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

 


Week of February 18th to 24th

February 4-10 | February 11-17 | February 18-24 | February 25-28


 

Monday, February 18, 2019

  • BC Family Day – a statutory holiday with special family-friendly activities at various locations.
  • Family Activities at the Cannery – guided tours, canning machine demonstrations and other activities take place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond. Free for children ages 17 and under.
  • Richmond Children’s Art Festival – child-focussed activities at the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is $5.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.

  • Flight of the DragonFlyoverCanada – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features The Soda Crackers from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival.
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – NHL ice hockey against the Arizona Coyotes at Rogers Arena.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

Rainy Day Activities

Friday, February 22, 2019


  • Flight of the DragonFlyoverCanada – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

Saturday, February 23, 2019


  • Flight of the Dragon – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one!

Sunday, February 24, 2019


  • Flight of the DragonFlyoverCanada – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a 2-for-1 double feature for the Chinese New Year season. Soar over the sites of China and then fly across Canada! See both films for the regular price of one! Today is the last day of the season, so don’t miss it!

  • Markets
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • A jazz concert-style service hosted by St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street between 4 and 5 pm.
    • Jazz also takes place at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm.
    • An afternoon with Quintessential Jazz at St. Andrew’s United Church at 4 pm at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver.

 


Week of February 25th to 28th

February 4-10 | February 11-17 | February 18-24 | February 25-28


 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Other Events in February 2019

The following are other events that might also be taking place in February 2019 or in future years:

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 Pig begins on February 5 and the Chinese New Year Parade takes place that weekend. 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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