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Free February Events in Vancouver

Free February Events

There are lots of free things to do in Vancouver in February 2018 including Chinese New Year, Family Day and various other special event activities.

Free Activities in February 2018

For a list of some of the best things to do in February 2018, 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.

Rainy Day Activities

Thursday, February 1st

  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Friday, February 2nd

  • Hoobiyee – Nisga’a Nation New Year’s celebrations at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street. Free admission and open to the public between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm.
  • 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).
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Saturday, February 3rd

  • 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 especially cheap).
  • Hoobiyee – Nisga’a Nation New Year’s celebrations at the PNE Forum at 2901 East Hastings Street. Free admission and open to the public between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the animated movie Sing costs just $2.99 this morning at select Cineplex theatres (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).
  • Markets
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Sunday, February 4th

  • Super Bowl Sunday – the American football championships take place on TVs at sports bars and private homes throughout North America.
  • 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 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.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • Jazz Vespers – featuring musician Steve Smith at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church on Nelson Street at Burrard between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission by donation.

Monday, February 5th

  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • Shred for the Cause – Ladies Night at Mt. Seymour means women get to ski for a minimum $10 donation between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. (It’s not free, but it is extra cheap and benefiting a charitable cause).

Tuesday, February 6th

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the gallery is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • It’s Cheap Tuesday Night at most movie cinemas around the Lower Mainland (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Wednesday, February 7th

  • Music on the Bow – the Blue Lasso Band plays for free at the Trout Lake Community Centre between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Thursday, February 8th

  • Music on the BowRain City Swing plays for free at the Trout Lake Community Centre between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Friday, February 9th

  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Fireworks at Cypress Mountain – Family Day activities tonight include fireworks which can be seen from the plaza at 8 pm (and for which tickets aren’t necessary). Also today, tickets at the resort for children ages 12 and under are half price for skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

BC Family Day

Saturday, February 10th

  • Family Day in Richmond – a free pancake breakfast and family-friendly things to do at the West Richmond Community Centre from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Family Fun Days – free family-friendly activities at the Richmond Nature Park between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the animated movie Minions costs just $2.99 this morning at select Cineplex theatres (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Nat Bailey Farmers Market – winter produce and artisan vendors at Nat Bailey Stadium between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Sunday, February 11th

  • Family Fun Days – free family-friendly activities at the Richmond Nature Park between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • Fireworks at Cypress Mountain – Family Day activities tonight include fireworks which can be seen from the plaza at 8 pm (and for which tickets aren’t necessary). Also today, tickets at the resort for children ages 12 and under are half price for skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – at the PNE Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking for shoppers at the market.
  • Port Moody Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Cannery Farmers Market – in Steveston Village between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Note: Admission to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, where the market takes place, is free during this time.
  • 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.
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church on Nelson Street at Burrard between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission by donation.
  • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – Don Stewart performs at Surrey’s Northwood United Church from 4:00 until 5:00 pm. Admission by donation.

Monday, February 12th

  • BC Family Day – a provincial holiday featuring family-friendly activities throughout the region.
    • Family Day in Maple Ridge – free craft activities at the ACTS Art Centre at 11944 Haney Place from 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
    • Family Fun Days at the Nature Park – free family-friendly activities at the Richmond Nature Park between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
    • Family Day on the Drive – free ice skating, face painting and other kid-friendly activities at the Britannia Ice Rink from 1:00 until 3:30 pm.
    • Family Day in New Westminster – miscellaneous family-friendly activities at a number of venues including the Queensborough Community Centre, Moody Park Arena, Canada Games Pool, River Market and Fraser River Discovery Centre. TIP: download a special road map and collect stickers from four event venues and get a free New West Parks & Rec Family Courtesy Pass and a chance to win a gift basket.
    • Family Flag Day at Stewart Farm – free flag and family crest-making activities and tours of the historic house at Stewart Farm in South Surrey from noon until 3:00 pm.
    • Vancouver Lunarfest – family-friendly Chinese New Year activities at Oakridge Centre from noon until 4:00 pm.
    • Lots of Vancouver attractions offer special discounts this weekend. Click Family Day 2018 for details.
  • Lunar New Year Fest – Surrey’s Central City shopping centre celebrates the Chinese New Year early with craft activities for children and live entertainment from 11 am until 4 pm. Craft tables are set up on the Lower Level and singing, dancing and other performing arts take place on the Upper Level just outside Winners.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • Shred for the CauseLadies Night at Mt. Seymour means women get to ski in exchange for a minimum $10 donation between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. (It’s not free, but it is extra cheap and benefiting a charitable cause).

Tuesday, February 13th

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the gallery is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • It’s Cheap Tuesday Night at most movie cinemas around the Lower Mainland (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Valentine's Day Activities

Wednesday, February 14th

Thursday, February 15th

  • Chinese New Year’s Eve Celebrations – at the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond. Admission is free and it’s open all day until 11:30 pm.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – admission to UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum is by donation between 5:00 and 8:30 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Friday, February 16th

Saturday, February 17th

  • Chinese New Year – celebrations all weekend throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Chinese New Year at International Village – market stalls and live entertainment in celebration of the Year of the Dog at the International Village in Chinatown from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm.
  • Year of the Dog Celebrations at Aberdeen Mall – Flower & Gift Fair displays as well as live entertainment between 1:00 and 4:00 pm with a break from 2:00 until 3:00.
  • Chinese New Year Festivities – the Lunar New Year event at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond features Lion Dancing and cultural performances from 12:30 until 5:00 pm. Free lucky envelopes are also given out to shoppers while supplies last.
  • Lion Dance at Granville Island – starting at 10:30 am at the Public Market.
  • Lunar New Year at UBC – family-friendly Year of the Dog New Year celebrations take place at UBC’s Wesbrook Village between 12:30 and 4 pm.
  • Lunar New Year at Lonsdale Quay – fan dancing from 11:00 am until noon and child-friendly crafts from noon until 3:00 pm at the Lonsdale Quay Public Market in North Vancouver. The afternoon finishes with a Lion Dance starting at 3 o’clock.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the animated movie My Little Pony costs just $2.99 this morning at select Cineplex theatres (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).
  • Nat Bailey Farmers Market – winter produce and artisan vendors at Nat Bailey Stadium between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  • Royal City Farmers Market – in New Westminster along Belmont Street from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.




Sunday, February 18th

  • Chinese New Year’s Parade – in Chinatown from 11:00 am until around 1:30 pm. Up to 100,000 people are expected!
  • Chinese New Year at International Village – market stalls and live entertainment in celebration of the Year of the Dog at International Village in Chinatown from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm.
  • Year of the Dog Temple Fair – Chinese New Year celebrations at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Admission by suggested donation of $5.
  • Year of the Dog Celebrations at Aberdeen Mall – Flower & Gift Fair displays as well as live entertainment between 1:00 and 4:00 pm with a break from 2:00 until 3:00.
  • Dharma Drum Center New Year’s Celebrations – free lion dancing and drumming performances at 8240 No. 5 Road in Richmond.
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese New Year activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – at the PNE Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking for shoppers at the market.
  • Port Moody 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.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • Jazz Vespers – featuring the Hot Mamas at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church on Nelson Street at Burrard between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission by donation.

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Monday, February 19th

  • Shred for the Cause – Ladies Night at Mt. Seymour means women get to ski for a minimum $10 donation between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. (It’s not free, but it is extra cheap and benefiting a charitable cause).
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 20th

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the gallery is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • It’s Cheap Tuesday Night at most movie cinemas around the Lower Mainland (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Wednesday, February 21st

  • Music on the Bow – the Soda Crackers perform for free at the Trout Lake Community Centre between 7:00 and 8:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Thursday, February 22nd

  • Museum of Vancouver – admission at the museum is by donation today between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Friday, February 23rd

Saturday, February 24th

  • Talking Stick Festival – today’s festival schedule includes the Celebration of Powwow Culture at the Roundhouse in Yaletown from noon until 5:00 pm. Admission is “pay as you can.”
  • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese New Year activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
  • Family Favourites Movie – the movie Wonder costs just $2.99 this morning at select Cineplex theatres (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).
  • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free concerts at the Performance Works Theatre at 1:00, 2:10, 3:45, 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
  • The French Touch: Adama – a French-language animation film with English subtitles at the Vancity Theatre. The story is about an African boy who travels to war-torn France in 1914 in search of his older brother. Tickets are free and can be reserved online.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.
  • Nat Bailey Farmers Market – winter produce and artisan vendors at Nat Bailey Stadium between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Sunday, February 25th

  • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese New Year activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – at the PNE Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking for shoppers at the market.
  • Port Moody Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Cannery Farmers Marketin Steveston Village between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Note: admission to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, where the market takes place, is free during this time.
  • 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.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • FREE JAZZ
    • Winter Jazz on Granville Island – free concerts at the Performance Works Theatre at 1:00, 2:10, 3:45 and 5:00 pm.
    • Jazz Vespers – featuring Anita Eccleston at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church on Nelson Street at Burrard between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – Olaf DeShield performs at Surrey’s Northwood United Church from 4:00 until 5:00 pm. Admission by donation.

Monday, February 26th

  • Shred for the Cause – Ladies Night at Mt. Seymour means women get to ski for a minimum $10 donation between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. (It’s not free, but it is extra cheap and benefiting a charitable cause).
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 27th

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission to the gallery is by donation tonight between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • It’s Cheap Tuesday Night at most movie cinemas around the Lower Mainland (so it’s not free, but it is extra cheap).

Wednesday, February 28th

  • Skating at Robson Square – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

 


 

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.

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