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What’s Happening in Vancouver this Weekend?

What's Happening This Weekend

Wondering what to do in Vancouver this weekend? Lots of events are happening in the Lower Mainland including festivals, theatre performances and more.

See below for a list of what’s happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

This Weekend in Vancouver

Highlights of the weekend of February 23rd to 25th include the Just for Laughs comedy festival, Canada Rugby Sevens games, Vancouver International Wine Festival events, and the Earlybird RV Show. There is also a concert with the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir in Richmond.

Also this weekend, there is Love Lights at Capilano Bridge and Space Explorers: The Infinite at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. Lights at Lafarge is still happening in Coquitlam. This weekend there are also live comedy shows at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Other things to do include outdoor adventure games with Vancouver Mysteries, walking tours with Forbidden Vancouver, and indoor virtual reality games at Zero Latency.

See below for a list of what’s taking place, when and where. As you’ll see, so much is happening in the Lower Mainland!

 

Vancouver Wine Festival

 

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff at various venues around town. Today’s shows are with Bill Burr, Ronny Chieng, Leslie Liao, Mark Little, Catherine Cohen, and more.
  • pARTy@PdA: Fun with Paper – an adults-only event involving woven paper art with artist Mariana Frochtengarten at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.
  • Earlybird RV Show & Sale – a motorhome and recreational vehicle trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Space Explorers: The Infinite – a space-themed virtual reality attraction at Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station.
  • LunarFest – Lunar New Year-related activities take place at various venues in downtown Vancouver. It includes The Lantern City displays outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, at Jack Poole Plaza and on Granville Island.
  • Canada Rugby Sevens – a major international rugby tournament at BC Place Stadium featuring different countries including Canada.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.

Attractions & Featured Activities

 

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Just for Laughs Vancouver

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

 

Saturday, February 24th, 2024

  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – the world-famous series of events featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries at various venues.
  • Just for Laughs Vancouver – the comedy festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other funny stuff at various venues around town. Today’s performers include Kathy Griffin, Catherine Cohen, Emil Wakim, Che Durena, Sydneee Washington, and more.
  • Earlybird RV Show & Sale – a motorhome and recreational vehicle trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford.
  • LunarFest – Lunar New Year-related activities take place at various venues in downtown Vancouver. It includes The Lantern City displays outside the Vancouver Art Gallery and at Jack Poole Plaza. Today also features special events on Granville Island.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Space Explorers: The Infinite – a space-themed virtual reality attraction at Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station.
  • Maple Ridge Rock and Gem Show – an event featuring rocks, gems and stone carvings at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. Admission is by donation.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – from 9 am to 5 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island.
  • Black History Month – today features the Underground Comedy Railroad Tour’s all-Black comedy show in Vancouver. There is also a free event with music, food and activities for children at Mackin House in Coquitlam.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Hidden History & Sweet Treats Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).

Sporting Events & Winter Activities

 

Festival du Bois

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Shen Yun in Vancouver

 

Sunday, February 25th, 2024

  • Vancouver International Wine Festival – the world-famous series of events featuring more than 150 wines from over a dozen different countries at various venues.
  • Valentines-Themed Welsh Men’s Concert – the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir performs with the Richmond Singers at the Fraserview Mennonite Brethren Church in Richmond.
  • Earlybird RV Show & Sale – a motorhome and recreational vehicle trade show at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford.
  • Canada Rugby Sevens – a major international rugby tournament at BC Place Stadium featuring different countries including Canada.
  • Love Lights at Cap Bridge – Capilano Suspension Bridge has special Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and lights at night.
  • Space Explorers: The Infinite – a space-themed virtual reality attraction at Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station.
  • LunarFest – Lunar New Year-related activities take place at various venues in downtown Vancouver. It includes The Lantern City displays outside the Vancouver Art Gallery and at Jack Poole Plaza. Today also features special events on Granville Island.
  • Maple Ridge Rock and Gem Show – an event featuring rocks, gems and stone carvings at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall. Admission is by donation.
  • Dash For Dogs – 2K, 5K and 10K runs at Stanley Park. The event raises funds for BC & Alberta Guide Dogs.

Featured Attractions & Activities

  • Britannia Mine – the historic mining museum at Britannia Beach (which is half an hour north of Horseshoe Bay on the way to Squamish and Whistler).
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Today also features the films Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii from Above, and American West.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Hidden History & Sweet Treats Tour and Lost Souls of Gastown.
  • Zero Latency – a virtual reality games centre where you can battle zombies, aliens and other creatures in Vancouver and Langley. (TIP: Save 10% when you book your game with the promo code VBP2024.)
  • WildPlay Element Park – ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. (TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.)
  • Chinese Canadian Museum – a relatively new museum full of information and things to see in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. (TIP: Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games.)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – a family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. (TIP: Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!)

Sunday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Vancouver Mysteries

Vancouver Chocolate Run

Early Music Vancouver March 2nd 2024 Concert

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Highlights of the weekend of March 1st to 3rd include the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Dumpling Tasting Soirée and Vancouver Chocolate Run. Indigenous culture events this weekend are Hoobiyee at the PNE Forum and the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival in New Westminster. There are also concerts with Early Music Vancouver and the VAM Symphony Orchestra.

Other fun activities this time of year include outdoor adventure games with Vancouver Mysteries, walking tours with Forbidden Vancouver, live comedy at The Improv Centre, and virtual reality games at Zero Latency in both Vancouver and Langley. There is also Space Explorers: The Infinite at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, and indoor things to see at museums all over the Lower Mainland.


 

Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

Zero Latency

Britannia Mine Museum

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

Improv Centre

Chinese Canadian Museum

Space Explorers: The Infinite

 

Other Information

For a list of things to do on other days this month and next, check out Vancouver’s February and March calendars of events.

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