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FEBRUARY Events in Vancouver 2021

February in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2021 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

 


(Note: Schedules are subject to change. This is the case any year, but especially in early 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details. Also, whatever you do, be responsible and stay safe!)


 

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 7th

February 1-7 | February 8-14 | February 15-21 | February 22-28


 

Monday, February 1, 2021

  • 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!
  • Granville Island – most of the art studios and other unique places to shop are open in the popular shopping district.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – ladies ski for a minimum $15 donation at Mount Seymour from 5:30 to 10 pm. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

Stay Safe and Be Responsible

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • 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!
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

  • 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. Activities take place online and in-person today.
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • 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.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • 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. Activities take place online and in-person today.
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • 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.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and Granville Island. (CANCELLED for 2021.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

Friday, February 5, 2021

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival. Activities take place online and in-person today.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – first day of the season for the festival featuring 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!
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • 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.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and Granville Island. (CANCELLED for 2021.)

 

Free Events in February

 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival. Activities take place online and in-person today.
  • 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.
  • Markets
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • 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.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am. (To be confirmed, but likely cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

 


Week of February 8th to 14th

February 1-7 | February 8-14 | February 15-21 | February 22-28


 

Monday, February 8, 2021

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 

Chinese New Year

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Japanese Earthquake Exhibition – today is the first day of the A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. (The exhibition runs from February 11 to September 5.)
  • 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!
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. (CANCELLED)

 

Valentine's Day Activities

 

Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Chinese New Year – today marks the first day of the Year of the Ox. Celebrations would normally take place all week and weekend throughout the Lower Mainland, although not likely this year because of COVID-19.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Family Day at Cypress Ski Hill – special family-friendly activities include fireworks. (TBD)
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. (CANCELLED)
  • 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!
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • 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.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

 

BC Family Day

 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

 


Week of February 15th to 21st

February 1-7 | February 8-14 | February 15-21 | February 22-28


 

Monday, February 15, 2021

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

 


STAY SAFE & BE RESPONSIBLE!

Whatever you do, don’t forget to wear a mask in indoor public places, stay 6 feet away from other people, and hang out just with folk from within your household/bubble. Also, avoid non-essential travel, stay home if you aren’t feeling well, and support small local businesses as much as you can!


 

Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • 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.
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring 400+ exhibitors at BC Place Stadium. (Postponed until April.)
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

 


Week of February 22nd to 28th

February 1-7 | February 8-14 | February 15-21 | February 22-28


 

Monday, February 22, 2021

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the team plays against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena. (Fans can’t attend in person, but they can watch the game on TV and at sports bars around the Lower Mainland.)
  • Granville Island – the Public Market is open as are most of the art studios and other unique places to shop.
  • 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.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe. (CANCELLED)

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

 


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


 

Other February Activities

The following events may also be happening in February of 2021, but with details to be confirmed.

 

Art, Music and Theatre

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can take a flying trip over Taiwan. (TBD)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBD)
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. (To be confirmed.)
  • Jazz Vespers – on Sundays at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. (In mid-February, but to be confirmed for 2021.)
  • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free Jazz at Performance Works over the course of a few days. (TBC)
  • Hoobiyee – cultural celebrations of the Nisga’a Nation’s New Year with singing, dancing and other cultural activities at the PNE Forum. Free admission. (In late February, but to be confirmed in 2021.)
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event by the Dancers of Damelahamid in New Westminster. (In late February and/or early March, but to be determined for 2021.)

 

Sports and Sport-Related Events

 

Other Events

  • Whisky Global – a whisky-tasting event at the Rocky Mountaineer Station at 1755 Cottrell Street. (TBD)
  • 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. (On the first Saturday in February most years.) (TBD)
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today a dozen or more food trucks fill the square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries. (CANCELLED for 2021.)
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ (on the first Tuesday of the month, but TBC for 2021).
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and Granville Island. (CANCELLED for 2021.)
  • Fan Expo Vancouver – a comic and superhero convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Postponed to June in 2021.)
  • New Westminster Farmers Market – from 11 am until 3 pm in the 600 block of New Westminster’s Belmont Street. (Usually on Saturdays, but not in the 2020/21 season due to COVID-19.)
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation on the third Thursday from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm. (TBC)
  • 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, stone carvings and an auction at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. Admission is by donation. (TBC)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation on the last Friday of the month. (TBC).

 

Chinese New Year Events

 

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 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). (Note: These activities are cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19.)
  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 Ox begins on February 12 and the Chinese New Year Parade takes place that weekend. Other Chinese New Year Festivities also take place at various venues. (Note: These activities are likely cancelled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exact details, however, are to be confirmed.)

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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