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What’s Happening in Vancouver this Weekend?

What's Happening This Weekend

Wondering what to do in Vancouver this weekend? There’s a lot happening in the Lower Mainland including a number of festivals and other events.

This Weekend in Vancouver

Highlights of the weekend of January 17th to 19th are winter markets, the Dine Out Vancouver Festival and ongoing Christmas attractions like Canyon Lights at Capilano Bridge and Lights at Lafarge in Coquitlam. There are also shows with Vancouver Theatresports on Granville Isalnd and the House of Comedy at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminister, plus various other events throughout the Lower Mainland.

Note: Event details are subject to change.

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • Lynn Valley's Friday Night LiveFriday Night Live – live entertainment with a guest artist in North Vancouver at Lynn Valley United Church at 3201 Mountain Highway. Chris Ronald performs tonight.
  • House of Comedy – NBC’s Last Comic Standing’s finalist Aida Rodriguez performs at the House of Comedy at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminster.
  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – first day of the season for the festival featuring special deals at hundreds of local restaurants. (The event runs from January 17th until February 2nd, 2020).
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today 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. (CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!)
  • Winter Holiday Attractions
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free at the corner of Robson and Howe in downtown Vancouver.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant new outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (just a 5-minute walk from the SeaBus at Lonsdale Quay). Free admission (and skates can be rented for between $5 and $7).
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Victoria at the Langley Events Centre.

Top January Things to Do

Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • House of Comedy – NBC’s Last Comic Standing’s finalist Aida Rodriguez performs at the House of Comedy at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminster.
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today 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. (CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant new outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (just a 5-minute walk from the SeaBus at Lonsdale Quay). Free admission (and skates can be rented for between $5 and $7).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free at the corner of Robson and Howe in downtown Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – the Canucks and the San Jose Sharks play at Rogers Arena.
  • Winter Holiday Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Canyon Lights – holiday illuminations at Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Family Favourites MoviesThe Addams Family shows at select Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 at 11 am.
  • Farmers Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
    • New West Farmers Market – formerly known as the “Royal City Winter Farmers Market,” it takes place in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster from 11 am until 3 pm.

Chinese New Year

Sunday, January 19, 2020

  • Soar Over Taiwan – FlyOver Canada at Canada Place features a new multi-sensory film where you can soar over Taiwan.
  • House of Comedy – NBC’s Last Comic Standing’s finalist Aida Rodriguez performs at the House of Comedy at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminster.
  • Roedde House Classical Concert Series – this afternoon’s performance is with the Artemesia Duo featuring pianist Susan Xia and flutist Emily Richardson at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • Vancouver Street Food City – today 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. (CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant new outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (just a 5-minute walk from the SeaBus at Lonsdale Quay). Free admission (and skates can be rented for between $5 and $7).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free at the corner of Robson and Howe in downtown Vancouver.
  • Lights at Lafarge – last day of the winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake for the season.
  • Canyon Lights – holiday illuminations at Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Kelowna at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Sunday Markets
  • Jazz Vespers
    • In the salons in St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver at 4 pm. Admission is by donation. (To be confirmed.)

UPCOMING EVENTS

In case you were interested, events coming up on the weekend of January 24th to 26th include Vancouver Lunarfest, the Chinese New Year Parade, Lunar New Year Celebrations at River District Vancouver, Soar Over Taiwan at FlyOver Canada and the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Also on the same weekend are shows with Vancouver Theatresports on Granville Isalnd, the House of Comedy in New Westminister and Friday Night Live in North Vancouver.


Other Information

For a list of things to do on other days this month, check out Vancouver’s December or January calendars of events.

 

 

 

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