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FEBRUARY 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.

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.
  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – exotic hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver 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

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).
  • 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 Don Stewart Quartet.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine's Day Activities

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

BC Family Day

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Rainy Day Activities

Friday, February 22, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019

  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional NHL ice hockey against the Anaheim Duck at Rogers Arena.
  • 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.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Other Events in February 2019

The following events are also likely taking place in February 2019:

  • Vancouver International Boat Show – at both BC Place Stadium and the Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina (February 6-10, 2019).
  • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE (February 1 to March 31, 2019).
  • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain. (2019 dates to be confirmed.)
  • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive on various afternoons.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese New Year activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
  • Family Day at Cypress Ski Hill – special family-friendly include fireworks and discounted day passes for children. (2019 details to be confirmed).
  • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free jazz takes place at Performance Works over a few days in February most years.
  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – a wine festival featuring over 150 wines from over a dozen different countries (February 23 to March 3, 2019).
  • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring 400+ exhibitors at BC Place Stadium (February 20-24, 2019).
  • Pet Lover Show – a large pet show at Tradex in Abbotsford (February 23-24, 2019).

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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