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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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February Events in Vancouver

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in February. Note: Schedules are subject to change. As a result, 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


 

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • 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! (TBC)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be! For example, Stanley Park is nice this time of year, as are multiple other parks in the region.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • 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. 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! (TBC)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • 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.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Friday, February 3, 2023

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • 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 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! (TBC)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • 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.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Free Events in February

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saturday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver PuSh Festival

 

Sunday, February 5, 2022

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • 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 Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • 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. (TBC)
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBC)

Sunday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 


Week of February 6th to 12th

February 1-5 | February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-26 | February 27-28[/ps2id


 

Monday, February 6, 2023

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • 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 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! (TBC)
  • Lower Mainland Ski Hills – for ski conditions and to see how the mountains compare click Vancouver Snow Conditions.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • 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! For example, a number of North Shore parks are nice this time of year, as are multiple other parks in the region.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s Best Places on a Rainy Day.

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

 

Vancouver Mysteries Virtual Games

 


Wanting to play something extra safe and fun with friends and family? Vancouver Mysteries offers three Virtual Games that can be played online. They are Black Skull, Big Top Werewolf and Super Trivia. The company also has live in-person adventure games in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10%.)


 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

 

Friday, February 10, 2023

 

Fort Langley Historic Half

 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Saturday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Valentine's Day Activities

 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

  • Super Bowl – the American League Football championships. Games will be watched in homes and sports bars across the continent.
  • 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 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! (TBC)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.

Outdoor Winter Activities

Sunday Markets

 


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

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. (TBC)

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Friday, February 17, 2023

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

BC Family Day

 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Fort Langley Historic Half

 

Sunday, February 19, 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.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Britannia Mine – admission to the historic copper mine is half price today because of the Family Day Long Weekend. (TBC)
  • Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon – 1 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km running races in Fort Langley.
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation.

Outdoor Winter Activities

Sunday Markets

 


Week of February 20t to 26th

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


 

Monday, February 20, 2023

  • BC Family Day – a statutory holiday with special family-friendly activities at various locations most years.
  • Fan Expo Vancouver – a comic, superhero, anime and other fan culture convention at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Britannia Mine – admission to the historic copper mine is half price today because of the Family Day Long Weekend. (TBC)
  • Richmond Children’s Arts Festival – an arts festival for young children and their families. It normally happens at the Richmond Cultural Centre. It’s a virtual event this year, however, because of the pandemic.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • VMF Winter Arts Festival – interactive displays and entertainment in downtown Vancouver.
  • 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.

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Friday, February 24, 2023

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver, or a virtual game from the comfort of your home. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place.
  • 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. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Jazz Vespers – at 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBC)

Sunday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 


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

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

 


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

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


 

Other February Activities

The following events may also be happening in February of 2022, but with details to be confirmed.

 

Art, Music and Theatre

  • Winter Jazz – free Jazz on a weekend at Performance Works on Granville Island.
  • Hoobiyee – cultural celebrations of the Nisga’a Nation’s New Year with singing, dancing and other cultural activities at the PNE Forum. Free admission.
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – a cultural event by the Dancers of Damelahamid in New Westminster. (It normally happens in late February and/or early March.)
  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a Just For Laughs comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11 am.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Interact Entertainment Night – the Interact Club at Windsor Secondary School hosts its annual talent night event in North Vancouver. All are welcome.

 

Sports and Sport-Related Events

 

Other Events

 

Food and Drink-Related Events

 

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.

 


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

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