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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.

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Sunday, February 23, 2020

  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring over 150 wines from over a dozen different countries.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Celebration of Indigenous Dance event at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Tonight’s performance is Rookie Night.
    • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
    • Dinner & A Show – live theatre and dinner at the Havana Theatre at 1212 Commercial Drive.
    • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free Jazz takes place at Performance Works in the afternoon.
    • 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.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020



  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • 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.)

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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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 TheatreSports

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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 FestivalVancouver 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.
  • FlyOver Iceland – a special feature Icelandic-themed film shows at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place in addition to the regular FlyOver Canada show.
  • 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.

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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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