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Free February Events in Vancouver

Free February Events in Vancouver

There are lots of free things to do in Vancouver in February including Family Day activities, skating and other special events.

Free Activities in February

For a list of some of the best things to do in February 2020, including activities that aren’t free, check out the February Events Calendar. For a list of the best FREE (or almost free) special events this month though, see below.


On-Going Free Activities this Time of Year

For a list of other extra affordable things to do in the Lower Mainland, click Vancouver on a Budget.


Saturday February 1st (2020)

  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Markets
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Sunday, February 2nd (2020)

  • Super Bowl LIV – the US football championships take place in Miami Florida, but also on TV and in sports bars all around the Lower Mainland.
  • Markets
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at the PNE Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking for shoppers at the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Jazz Vespers
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The live music today is with the Henry Young Quartet.
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church at 885 – 22nd Street in West Vancouver. Admission is by donation. Music with the Henry Young Quartet.

Monday, February 3rd (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – women can ski for just $15 from 5:30 until 10:00 pm at Mt. Seymour (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). 50% of proceeds also benefit a local charity.

Tuesday, February 4th (2020)

Wednesday, February 5th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Thursday, February 6th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Friday, February 7th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission to the First Nations art gallery between 2:00 and 5:00 pm (as it is the first Friday of the month).

Saturday, February 8th (2020)

  • Winter Wander – admission to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Maritime Museum and Museum of Vancouver costs just $5 today for all three places combined (so it’s not free, but it is exceptionally inexpensive).
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Burnaby Winter Market – a farmers and artisan market outside Burnaby City Hall from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Sunday, February 9th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Markets
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at the PNE Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking for shoppers at the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4:00 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street. The music today is with the Marcus Mosely Chorale.
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The live music today is in honour of Black History Month.

BC Family Day

Monday, February 10th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Ladies Night Skiing – women can ski for just $15 from 5:30 until 10:00 pm at Mt. Seymour (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). 50% of proceeds also benefit a local charity.

Tuesday, February 11th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the gallery is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Wednesday, February 12th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Thursday, February 13th (2020)

Valentine's Day Activities

Friday, February 14th (2020)

Saturday, February 15th (2020)

  • BC Family Day Weekend – a long weekend with family-friendly activities at various places around the Lower Mainland.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Markets
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
    • New Westminster Farmers Market – on Belmont Street between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Burnaby Winter Market – a farmers and artisan market outside Burnaby City Hall from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Sunday, February 16th (2020)

  • BC Family Day Weekend – a long weekend with family-friendly activities at various places around the Lower Mainland.
  • Markets
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at the PNE Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking for shoppers at the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Jazz Vespers – from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The live music today is with Ada Lee.

Monday, February 17th (2020)

  • BC Family Day – a long weekend with family-friendly activities at various places around the Lower Mainland.
  • Richmond Children’s Festival – an arts festival in Richmond between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Admission is $5, but free if you can show a receipt from a store at Lansdowne Mall.
  • Ladies Night Skiing – women can ski for just $15 from 5:30 until 10:00 pm at Mt. Seymour (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). 50% of proceeds also benefit a local charity.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Tuesday, February 18th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the gallery is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Wednesday, February 19th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Thursday, February 20th (2020)

  • Beaty Nocturnal – admission to UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum is by donation between 5:00 and 8:30 pm.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Rainy Day Activities

Friday, February 21st (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Winter Jazz – Jazz performances take place at Performance Works on Granville Island at 8:00 pm with Lydia Hol and at 9:20 pm with Dawn Pemberton. (TIP: Arrive well before 7:30 if you want a chance of getting in.)

Saturday, February 22nd (2020)

  • Maple Ridge Rock and Gem Show – a fundraising event hosted by the Maple Ridge Lapidary Society and showcasing rocks, gem stones, jewellery vendors, stone carvings, a live auction and a raffle with valuable prizes at 12460 Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. Admission by donation.
  • Winter Jazz – live music on Granville Island. Today features performances with David Sekula, The Watermill Project, Sick Boss and Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die II.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Burnaby Winter Market – a farmers and artisan market outside Burnaby City Hall from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Sunday, February 23rd (2020)

  • Maple Ridge Rock and Gem Show – a fundraising event hosted by the Maple Ridge Lapidary Society and showcasing rocks, gem stones, jewellery vendors, stone carvings, a live auction and a raffle with valuable prizes at 12460 Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. Admission by donation.
  • Winter Jazz – live music on Granville Island. Today features performances with the Bonnie Northgraves Quartet at 1:00 pm and with Itamar Erez at 3:45 pm.
  • Markets
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at the PNE Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking for shoppers at the market.
    • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
    • Cloverdale Flea Market – a large yard and garage sale-style market that’s both indoors and outdoors at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds all day until 3:00 pm. Admission is $1.50, but free for kids ages 12 and under.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
    • Abbotsford Flea Market – a giant market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4:00 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street. Music with Dmitri Metheny Quintet.
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. The live music today is with Crystal Hicks.
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver. Music with Steve Maddock.

Monday, February 24th (2020)

  • Ladies Night Skiing – women can ski for just $15 from 5:30 until 10:00 pm at Mt. Seymour (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap). 50% of proceeds also benefit a local charity.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Tuesday, February 25th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the gallery is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Wednesday, February 26th (2020)

  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Thursday, February 27th (2020)

  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5:00 until 8:00 pm (because it’s the last Thursday of the month).
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Friday, February 28th (2020)

  • Roedde House – admission is by donation today (because it’s the last Friday of the month).
  • Hoobiyee – Nisga’a Nation New Year’s celebrations at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).

Saturday, February 29th (2020)

  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Burnaby Winter Market – a farmers and artisan market outside Burnaby City Hall from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Coastal Dance Festival – an Indigenous dance festival at New Westminster’s Anvil Centre at 777 Columbia Street. Today’s afternoon performance is “Pay What You Can.”
  • Hoobiyee – Nisga’a Nation New Year’s celebrations at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Skating at Shipyard Commons – free skating on the massive rink at the Shipyards in North Vancouver (to be confirmed and cold-enough temperatures permitting).
  • Family Favourites Movies – a kid-friendly film costs just $2.99 in the morning at select Cineplex movie theatres in the Lower Mainland. So it’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

 


 

For a list of both free and not free events this month in the Lower Mainland, click February Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click March Calendar of Events.

Another article that might be of interest is Vancouver on a Budget.

 

 

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