What: Experience a North Vancouver tradition, as thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the iconic suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, and other areas of the park, during Capilani Canyon Lights.
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
When: Until January 8.
Tickets: $13.95 to $39.95; admission is free for kids under 6
What: A North Vancouver has been lighting up with over 100,000 lights each Christmas for a few years, all for a good cause. The homeowners welcome visitors but encourage a donation to the Harvest Project in return.
Where: 4967 Chalet Place, North Vancouver
When: Until January 6. The house is illuminated nightly at 5:30 pm.
What: See more than 100,000 twinkling lights light up Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake, in a magical, free, outdoor display for visitors of all ages.
When: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
When: Nightly from dusk to 11 pm, until January 22
Stay active, even in the cold
Go for a skate at Robson Square
Image: Robson Square
What: The Robson Square Ice Rink brings free skating (with your own skates) to downtown until the end of February. If you don’t have skates, rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks.
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Square
When: Daily, from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays.
What: Have you ever wondered about bug protein? Bugs are a more ecologically viable protein but they give us the heebie jeebies! Join Nicole Aleong, an amateur bug protein enthusiast! She’ll take you through a bug tasting menu experience and show you that maybe crickets aren’t such a scary snack!
Where: SFU Harbour Centre Campus- 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Presented by Tourism Vancouver, the Dine Out Vancouver festival comes complete with a full 17-day schedule of delicious events that provide festivalgoers with unique culinary experiences to please their palate.
What: The third annual Best Sommelier of BC competition sees 16 competitors going head to head to see who’s the best in the BC wine world. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or not, this is one competition you don’t want to miss.
Where: Centre Ice Club at Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way
What: John Morris Russell conducts vocalist-pianist Ellis Hall, the Ellis Hall Singers, and the VSO in a program of classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles.
Where: The Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street
When: Friday, January 6 at 8 pm, and Saturday, January 7, at 8 pm
What: Vancouver’s Chinese New Year’s celebration isn’t something to be missed, and the free, annual parade is one of the celebrations biggest draws. In 2017, the Year of the Rooster begins on January 28.
Where: The parade route begins at the Millenium Gate on Pender Street between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street). See map here.
When: Sunday, January 29 at 11 am.
Check out the Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival- Cultural Fair
What: This festive fair will feature multicultural performances, special lion dance grand finale, martial arts demonstration and more.
Where: Sun Yat-Sen Plaza- 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 4 pm and Sunday, January 29, from 2 to 4 pm.