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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 and many attractions are operating.

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

 

This Weekend in Vancouver

Highlights of the weekend of February 10th to 12th include the Beyond Van Gogh exhibition, A Taste of the Valley, The Comic Strippers, and various Valentine’s Day-themed activities including shows and a Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise.

See below for a list of what’s happening, when and where.

 

Beyond Van Gogh

A Taste of the Valley

 

Friday, February 10th, 2023

  • A Taste of the Valley – an event featuring food, drinks and artisan vendors at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Note: This event is hosted by the same people behind the Christmas Gifts Expo in December.)
  • Candlelight: Beethoven’s Best Works – a multi-sensory musical experience in Kerrisdale where you can enjoy the music of Beethoven performed by the Listeso String Quartet under the glow of candlelight.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features Theatresports at 7:30 pm and Single, Not Single at 9:30 pm.
  • 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.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

Outdoor Tours and Adventures

  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: 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. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.

Winter Sports Events & Activities

 

The Comic Strippers

Vancouver Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise Ad

 

Saturday, February 11th, 2023

  • The Comic Strippers – a parody improv comedy show at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. For adults ages 19+, the show contains no extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.
  • A Taste of the Valley – an event featuring food, drinks and artisan vendors at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Note: This event is hosted by the same people behind the Christmas Gifts Expo in December.)
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise – Vancouver Boat Parties hosts the event with a buffet dinner and dancing on the Queen of Diamonds which departs from False Creek.
  • Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special – a multi-sensory musical experience in Kerrisdale where you can enjoy romantic music performed by the Listeso String Quartet under the glow of candlelight.
  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Comedy at The Improv Centre – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Today features a workshop at 3:30 pm, Theatresports at 7:30 and Single, Not Single at 9:30.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition.
  • 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.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include the Level Up: Queer Hip-Hop Dance Party at Eastside Studios and a performance by Preacher Lawson at the House of Comedy.
  • Lights at Lafarge – light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – the Giants play against Victoria at the Langley Events Centre.

Tours and Outdoor Adventure Games

  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: 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. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • WildPlay Element Park – first day of the season for the ropes courses, ziplines, axe throwing and a Jump of Fear in Maple Ridge. TIP: Use the promo code VBP15 and save 15%.

Saturday Markets

Outdoor Winter Activities

 

Valentine's Day Activities

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Sunday, February 12th, 2023

  • Beyond Van Gogh – a multimedia art exhibition at the Cloverdale Agriplex in Surrey.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – today features an exhibit at Granville Island showcasing natural dye fabric art by a Taiwanese artist. There are also The Lantern City art installations to admire at Jack Poole Plaza and Granville Island.
  • Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours – guided walking tours in downtown Vancouver. Today features the Lost Souls of Gastown tour.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. TIP: 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. TIP: Use promo code FOXBESTPLACES and save 10% on the cost of a game.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – in addition to its permanent collection, currently showing is a temporary exhibition about Rum-Running During Prohibition.
  • 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 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.
  • Super Bowl – the American League Football championships. Games will be watched in homes and sports bars across the continent.
  • Black History Month Events – today’s events include a screening of The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings at Vancity Theatre and Jazz Vespers with the Marcus Mosley Ensemble at Northwood United Church.

Outdoor Winter Activities

Sunday Markets

 

Fort Langley Historic Half

BC Family Day

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

In case you were interested, events taking place on the upcoming BC Family Day Long Weekend of February 17th to 20th include Beyond Van Gogh, FAN EXPO Vancouver, the Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon, and shows with the Just for Laughs comedy festival


 

Western GOLFEXPO 2023

 

Other Information

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

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