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Free February Events in Vancouver

Free February Events

There are lots of free things to do in Vancouver in February 2019 including Chinese New Year, Family Day and various other special event activities.

Free Activities in February 2019

For a list of some of the best things to do in February 2019, 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.

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Friday, February 22nd

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

Other Free Activities this Time of Year


Saturday, February 23rd

  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – an Indigenous dance festival at New Westminster’s Anvil Centre at 777 Columbia Street. A “Pay-as-you-can performance” takes place at 12:30 pm.
  • Talking Stick Festival – a multi-day Indigenous arts festival. Today features the Celebration of Indigenous Dance & Artisan Fair at the Roundhouse Community Centre from noon until 5:00 pm.
  • Singable Saturdays – an opportunity to sing major choral masterworks by Mozart with the maestro and pianist from the Vancouver Bach Choir. Admission is free, light snacks are served, donations are welcome and the event takes place at the First Christian Reformed Church at 2670 Victoria Drive.
  • Family Favourites Movies – the animated film Johnny English Strikes Again 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!
  • MRLC 2019 Rock & Gem Show – displays of rocks, minerals and gems at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Admission by donation.
  • Riley Park Winter 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.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Rainy Day Activities

Sunday, February 24th

  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – an Indigenous dance festival at New Westminster’s Anvil Centre at 777 Columbia Street. A “Pay-as-you-can performance” takes place at 12:30 pm.
  • MRLC 2019 Rock & Gem Show – displays of rocks, minerals and gems at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Admission by donation.
  • 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. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap. Today’s event features a special Vinyl Record Sale event from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm.
    • 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 Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • From 4:00 to 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. (Note: this is a new location while the regular St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church venue is undergoing renovations). Today’s service features a special Black History Month concert with Jazz musicians Krystle Dos Santos, Don Stewart and Mike Henry. Admission is by donation.
    • At 4:00 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street. This afternoon’s performance is with the Olaf de Shield Quintet. Admission is by donation.
    • At St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver at 1044 St. George’s Avenue from 4:00 until 5:00 pm. Today’s music is with Quintessential Jazz. Admission is by donation.

Monday, February 25th

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

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Tuesday, February 26th

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

Wednesday, February 27th

  • Music on the Bow – free live music at the Trout Lake Community Centre. This afternoon’s performance is with Blue Lasso Rodeo between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Thursday, February 28th

  • Museum of Vancouver – admission at the museum is by donation today between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – 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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