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10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this February

Daniel Chai Jan 31, 2018 8:00 pm 989

Connect with nature in February with our list of 10 great Vancouver outdoor events.

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, the Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run and more – get moving and have fun!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF)

  • What: VIMFF is an annual international nine-day community festival, featuring mountain film screenings, live multimedia presentations, photography exhibitions, workshops, seminars, and other special events.
  • When: Friday, February 9 to Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues
  • Tickets: Online

For the Love of Nature

  • What: ​Celebrate nature with family and loved ones on Family Day weekend.  Enjoy arts and crafts activities that expand your ability to observe and appreciate nature.
  • When: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • When: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where:  Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby Lake Nature House – 4519 Piper Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Family Day at Surrey Nature Centre

  • What: ​Celebrate being a family outdoors at the Surrey Nature Centre. Test your skills at the family challenge station, go on a guided nature walk, join a story time and more.
  • When: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Owl Prowl

  • What: Look and listen for owls and discover the many fascinating sounds of a winter’s night.
  • When: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Deas Island Regional Park – 6090 Deas Island Road, Delta
  • Register: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

Derby Tales Round the Campfire

  • What: Gather round a crackling campfire to bake bannock and listen to tales of nature and life in the wilderness.  Bring a mug for hot chocolate.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Derby Reach Regional Park – Meet across road from Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96 Avenue and 4 km west of Fort Langley.
  • Admission: Free

Climb the Wall: Stairclimb for Clean Air

  • What: ​​​Vancouver’s toughest will challenge the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel to raise funds for the BC Lung Association.
  • When: Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am
  • Where: The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel – 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

BC Home + Garden Show

  • What: ​​Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodelling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under one roof.
  • When: ​Wednesday, February 21 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $16 adult, free admission for children ages 12 and younger.

Cammidge House Heritage Day

  • What: Head to Cammidge House to celebrate Heritage Week with tea, baked goods and more.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Access via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen
  • Admission: Free

Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run

  • What: The 8th annual Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run is a great opportunity for snowshoers of all abilities and fitness levels to get outside and enjoy the trail.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: 8 am registration opens. Race starts at 10 am
  • Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $15-$35

Robson Square Ice Rink 2017

  • What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site. A concession stand on the side will also serve warm drinks and snacks.
  • When: Now to February 28, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 9 pm from Sunday to Thursday; 9 am to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday
  • Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street & Howe Street)
  • Admission: Free for all ages if you bring your own skates. Skate rentals are $4, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Note: Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under. Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only.

Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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