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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, shows and recommended winter activities.






Vancouver’s January Calendar of Events

  • Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day (stat holiday)
  • Jan. 25 – Robbie Burns Day (birthday of Scotland’s national poet)


(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.


Week of January 1st to 2nd

January 1-8 | January 9-15 | January 16-22 | January 23-29 | January 30-31


White Rock Polar Bear Plunge


Sunday, January 1, 2023

Christmas Season Attractions

Sunday Markets




Monday, January 2, 2023


Beyond King Tut



Beyond King Tut is a special exhibition that’s in Vancouver between November 4th, 2022, and January 8th, 2023. There are only a few more days to see it!


Tuesday, January 3, 2023


Wednesday, January 4, 2023


Top January Things to Do


Thursday, January 5, 2023


Friday, January 6, 2023


Vancouver TheatreSports


Saturday, January 7, 2023

Winter Holiday Attractions


Rainy Day Activities


Sunday, January 8, 2023


Week of January 9th to 15th

January 1-8 | January 9-15 | January 16-22 | January 23-29 | January 30-31


Monday, January 9, 2023


Tuesday, January 10, 2023


Stay Safe and Be Responsible


Wednesday, January 11, 2023


Thursday, January 12, 2023


Friday, January 13, 2023


Saturday, January 14, 2023

Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!

Outdoor Winter Activities


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Sunday Markets


Week of January 16th to 22nd

January 1-8 | January 9-15 | January 16-22 | January 23-29 | January 30-31


Monday, January 16, 2023


Tuesday, January 17, 2023


Wednesday, January 18, 2023


Thursday, January 19, 2023


Friday, January 20, 2023


Vancouver PuSh Festival


Saturday, January 21, 2023


Sunday, January 22, 2023


Week of January 23rd to 29th

January 1-8 | January 9-15 | January 16-22 | January 23-29 | January 30-31


Monday, January 23, 2023


Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Wednesday, January 25, 2023


Vancouver PuSh Festival


Thursday, January 26, 2023


Friday, January 27, 2023


Saturday, January 28, 2023


Sunday, January 29, 2023


Week of January 30th to 1st

January 1-8 | January 9-15 | January 16-22 | January 23-29 | January 30-31


Monday, January 30, 2023


Tuesday, January 31, 2023


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

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


Other 2023 January Events

The following events are also likely taking place in January 2023 (with some details to be confirmed).


Christmas-Themed Events

  • Christmas Glow – a winter holiday attraction featuring a light maze, live entertainment and family-friendly activities.
  • Peak of Christmas – Christmas holiday activities at Grouse Mountain (in early January).
  • Festivale Tropicale – Christmas lights and glowing plants at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Surrey Holiday Lights – a Christmas attraction in the plaza outside Surrey City Hall.


Other Events to be Confirmed

  • Vancouver Street Food City – a dozen or more food trucks fill the square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. (To be confirmed.)
  • Pacific Agriculture Show – a farm equipment trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the Canucks play against various teams at BC Place Stadium.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play games at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation on the last Friday of the month.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • On Sundays at 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey.
    • On Sundays at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver at 4 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Vancouver Motorcycle Show – a motorbike trade show at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Vancouver Chilly Chase – 5K, 10K, 15K and half marathon routes around False Creek.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre at one or two of the theatre company’s venues in Vancouver. (To be confirmed.)
  • Whisky Global – a whisky-tasting event at the Rocky Mountaineer Station at 1755 Cottrell Street.
  • Chilliwack Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo – a tradeshow at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (January 20-22, 2023)


Top January Things to Do


Top Things to do in January

For a detailed list of the Best Things to do in January, click the above icon. Other recommended top activities include the following:

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for 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.


Recommended Activities

January can be one of the best months for skiing in Vancouver, as the cold weather and precipitation can make for lots of snow on the mountains, plus it’s after the December holidays so the crowds are much less.

For downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing (at Seymour and Cypress), cross-country skiing (at Cypress) and snowshoeing (especially at Seymour and Grouse Mountain), hit the hills on the North Shore. 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 and it North Vancouver at the Shipyards.

Although not typically a great month weather-wise, January can be the best time of the year to visit the city and sample its culinary talents.

In normal years, if you are in town during the last two weeks of the month (plus often the first couple of days in February), then definitely check out the Dine Out Vancouver Festival where over 250 restaurants in the region offer special multi-course menus at exceptional rates. Some hotels offer fantastic deals too.


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

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