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JANUARY Events in Vancouver in 2022

January in Vancouver

Vancouver’s 2022 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 2022

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 3rd

January 1-3 | January 4-10 | January 11-17 | January 18-24 | January 25-31



Looking for a place to take your Christmas tree so it can get disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way? Then check out our list of Christmas Tree Chipping Locations where you’ll find non-profit groups who’ll turn your tree into wood chips for a donation.


Saturday, January 1, 2022




Sunday, January 2, 2022


Week of January 4th to 10th

January 1-3 | January 4-10 | January 11-17 | January 18-24 | January 25-31


Monday, January 3, 2022


Tuesday, January 4, 2022


Top January Things to Do


Wednesday, January 5, 2022




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Thursday, January 6, 2022


Friday, January 7, 2022


Rainy Day Activities


Saturday, January 8, 2022


Sunday, January 9, 2022


Week of January 11th to 17th

January 1-3 | January 4-10 | January 11-17 | January 20-26 | January 27-31


Monday, January 10, 2022


Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Wednesday, January 12, 2022


Thursday, January 13, 2022


Friday, January 14, 2022


Saturday, January 15, 2022


Sunday, January 16, 2022


Week of January 18th to 24th

January 1-3 | January 4-10 | January 11-17 | January 18-24 | January 25-31


Monday, January 17, 2022


Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Thursday, January 20, 2022


Friday, January 21, 2022


Saturday, January 22, 2022


Sunday, January 23, 2022


Week of January 25th to 31st

January 1-3 | January 4-10 | January 11-17 | January 18-24 | January 25-31


Monday, January 24, 2022


Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Thursday, January 27, 2022


Friday, January 28, 2022


Saturday, January 29, 2022


Sunday, January 30, 2022


Monday, January 31, 2022


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

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


Other 2022 January Events

The following events are also likely taking place in January 2022 (with some details to be confirmed).


Shows & Entertainment


Christmas-Themed Events

  • PNE WinterLights – a Christmas attraction with holiday lights and magical lands.
  • 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.


Other Events to be Confirmed

  • New West Farmers Market – in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm. (TBD)
  • 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. (TBD)
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission used to by donation from 5 pm to 8 pm on the last Thursday of the month (but to be confirmed for 2022).
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ (on the first Tuesday of the month, but TBC for 2022).
  • Whisky Global – a whisky-tasting event at the Rocky Mountaineer Station at 1755 Cottrell Street. (TBD)
  • Roedde House – admission to the historic museum in Vancouver’s West End is by donation on the last Friday of the month..
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation on a Thursday night in the middle of the month from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm. (To be confirmed.)
  • Vancouver Chilly Chase – 5K, 10K, 15K and half marathon routes around False Creek. (TBD)
  • Burns Supper – dancing, food and other cultural celebrations at the Scottish Cultural Centre at 8886 Hudson Street in Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Jazz Vespers
    • On Sundays at 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey. (TBD)
    • On Sundays in the salons in St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver at 4 pm. Admission is by donation. (TBD)


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 at 800 Robson Street (although not in 2020 because of COVID-19).

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 close to 250 restaurants in the region offer special multi-course menus at exceptional rates (and some hotels offer fantastic deals too). Want to stay inside and eat great food all day at some of Vancouver’s best restaurants, then visit Vancouver in the latter half of January.


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

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