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JANUARY Events in Vancouver in 2023

January in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2023 January calendar features important dates and events in the Lower Mainland including festivals, Lunar New Year events and winter activities.

 


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Vancouver’s January Calendar of Events

 


(Note: Schedules are subject to change, especially because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details.)


 

Vancouver January Events in 2023

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in January in the Lower Mainland. Alternatively, for a list of events that cost nothing or only very little, see our article about Free Events in January.

Note: Schedules are subject to change – check official websites for exact details.

 

StayVancouverHotels Mastercard Promotion

 

Monday, January 30, 2023

 

Beyond Van Gogh

Vancouver International Boat Show

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Food-Related Events

 


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

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


 

Vancouver PuSh Festival

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Outdoor Winter Activities

 


MEETING TO DECIDE THE FATE OF FOLK FEST

Vancouver Folk Music Festival AGM – the festival’s annual general meeting takes place at Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village on February 1st. It’s an important meeting where they plan to vote on whether or not to dissolve the society, which could mean no more Vancouver Folk Music Festival ever again! If you want a say in the future of this great organization, attend the meeting and vote (which means you’ll have to become a member first if you aren’t one already). To learn more, see the Facebook page of the group that’s trying to save the festival!


 

The Comic Strippers

 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Food & Drink-Related Events

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Beyond Van Gogh

 


Beyond Van Gogh is in Surrey from February 1st to March 5th in 2023.


 

Friday, February 3, 2023

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – a trade show featuring yachts, marine equipment and boating-related services at Granville Island and BC Place Stadium.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island featuring natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Early Music Vancouver ConcertRaise, Raise the Voice takes place with countertenor Reginald Mobley at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • 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.
  • Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts – scavenger hunt-style adventures around Vancouver for teams of 2 to 6 players.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Historical Chinatown Tours – walking tours in Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell.
  • 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%!
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.
  • 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.

Food & Drink-Related Events

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saturday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver PuSh Festival

Shen Yun in 2023

 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

  • PuSh Festival – an international performing arts festival with shows at various venues.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island featuring natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza, Granville Island and outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver International Boat Show – a trade show featuring yachts, marine equipment and boating-related services at Granville Island and BC Place Stadium.
  • Setsubun – an event with taiko drumming, a community dance and a Sacred Fire at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver. It’s organized by the Powell Street Festival Society which also hosts a Japanese-themed event at the same venue in the summer. Admission to the event today is free.
  • United for Ukraine Gala Dinner – a formal fundraising event by the Maple Hope Foundation with a 3-course dinner, live entertainment, auction and more at The Vancouver Club. All proceeds benefit the needs of Ukrainian people, including medical supplies and help for children.
  • 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%!
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.
  • 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.
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.

Outdoor Tours and Adventure Games

Sunday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Typical January Weather

January in Vancouver is typically fairly cloudy, cool and wet, with average high temperatures of 6 or so degrees Celsius (or 43 F), and the lows around 1 (or 34 F).

January gets an average of about 150 mm of rain (or 6 inches), making it the third wettest month of the year on average. Except for in the higher elevations, it doesn’t snow often in Metro Vancouver – only a little each year, and it doesn’t stay long – but it can snow. Sometimes January can be surprising though, with unexpected consecutive days of sun.

 

 


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

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