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Free January Events in Vancouver

Free Events in January

There are usually lots of free things to do in Vancouver in January including winter markets, holiday lights, parks to explore and various special events.

At the beginning of January there are usually Polar Bear Swims and end-of-season Christmas activities. All month long there are winter farmers markets on the weekends.

 


JANUARY AND COVID-19

Because of COVID-19, 2021 isn’t a typical year. Some free activities that normally happen this month are still taking place. Other activities, however, like the free ice skating at Robson Square, have been cancelled. Below is a list of events that are still likely occurring in 2021. Conditions and details, however, may change. See official websites for the most up-to-date status of specific events.


 

Free Activities in January 2021

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

 

Friday, January 1st (2021)

  • New Year’s Day – a statutory holiday when most people don’t have to go to work.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Polar Bear Swims – events that include swims in the ocean most years take place at English Bay, in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove, at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody and at Boundary Bay Regional Park in Delta. All are free to watch and either free or inexpensive to swim at. Click Polar Bear Swims for details. (Note: These events are either CANCELLED or taking place online in 2021.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)

 

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Saturday, January 2nd (2021)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)

 

Sunday, January 3rd (2021)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – near Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a large 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)

 


STAY SAFE & BE RESPONSIBLE

This winter, stay close to home and don’t travel! Wear a mask, keep 6 feet away from people outside your household, and don’t go out if you aren’t feeling well!


 

Monday, January 4th (2021)

  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lights on the Lake – Sasquatch-themed holiday illuminations along the waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED, except maybe for people who live in the community.)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)

 

Tuesday, January 5th (2021)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lights on the Lake – Sasquatch-themed holiday illuminations along the waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED, except maybe for people who live in the community.)
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)

 

Wednesday, January 6th (2021)

  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lights on the Lake – Sasquatch-themed holiday illuminations along the waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED, except maybe for people who live in the community.)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)

 

Top January Things to Do

 

Thursday, January 7th (2021)

  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lights on the Lake – Sasquatch-themed holiday illuminations along the waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED, except maybe for people who live in the community.)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (CANCELLED)

 

Friday, January 8th (2021)

  • Glow Maple Ridge – last day of the light installations that are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lights on the Lake – Sasquatch-themed holiday illuminations along the waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED, except maybe for people who live in the community.)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Saturday, January 9th (2021)

  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lights on the Lake – Sasquatch-themed holiday illuminations along the waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED, except maybe for people who live in the community.)

 

Sunday, January 10th (2021)

  • Lights on the Lake – last day for the Sasquatch-themed holiday illuminations along the waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs. (CANCELLED, except maybe for people who live in the community.)
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – near Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a large 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Stay Safe and Be Responsible

 

Monday, January 11th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Tuesday, January 12th (2021)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday). (TBC)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual). (TBC, although likely cancelled.)
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Wednesday, January 13th (2021)

  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Thursday, January 14th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)

 

Friday, January 15th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Free Events in February

 

Saturday, January 16th (2021)

  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)

 

Sunday, January 17th (2021)

  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Marketnear Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a large 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)

 

Monday, January 18th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Tuesday, January 19th (2021)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday). (TBC)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual). (TBC, although likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Wednesday, January 20th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Thursday, January 21st (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Friday, January 22nd (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Saturday, January 23rd (2021)

  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • White Rock Festival of Lights – free holiday illuminations to enjoy by the waterfront in White Rock.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Sunday, January 24th (2021)

  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Marketnear Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a large 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Monday, January 25th (2021)

  • Robbie Burns Day – the birthday of Scotland’s poet laureate (1759-1796).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Tuesday, January 26th (2021)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission is by donation from 5 to 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual). (TBC, although likely cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday). (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Wednesday, January 27th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Thursday, January 28th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Friday, January 29th (2021)

  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore, get exercise and enjoy the fresh air if and while the weather is good.
  • If poor weather, then a good day to stay home and check out our list of Indoor Activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Saturday, January 30th (2021)

  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)

 

Sunday, January 31st (2021)

  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market at the Port Moody Recreation Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Marketnear Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees.
  • 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a large 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. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Granville Island – Vancouver’s world-famous shopping district and public market are open (and the False Creek Seawall is nice to walk around this time of year).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating on the covered rink all day behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver (weather permitting). (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
  • Vancouver Parks – regardless of whether it’s sunny or raining, try to get outside and go for a walk, even if it’s just around the streets in your immediate neighbourhood. If the weather is good though, go explore a larger park near your community.

 

Other Information

For a list of some of the best things to do in January including activities that aren’t free, check out the January Events Calendar.

For more ideas on things to do, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Winter Activities.

 

 

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