9 things to do in Vancouver this week: February 1 to 7

Feb 1 2021, 7:00 am

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, gatherings of any kind and unessential travel in the province is not recommended at this time. Please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask or face-covering in public indoor and retail spaces. If you are sick, please stay home. 


A new week means new things to do around Vancouver. From online events to physically distanced outdoor activities and more, here are 10 things to keep you busy this week.

Indigenous history in Colour Exhibit

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Indigenous History in Colour/ Bill Reid

What: This solo exhibition by Luke Parnell is a powerful exploration of the relationship between Northwest Coast Indigenous oral histories, conceptual art, and traditional formline design. Indigenous History in Colour’s playful juxtapositions and bold commentary is inspired by history, pop culture, and Bill Reid. Parnell’s multidisciplinary analysis of the shifting perspectives of Northwest Coast art in modern history challenges contemporary discourse on notions of reconciliation, repatriation and representation today.
When: Opening event: February 2, 2021; Exhibition runs February 3, 2021 to May 9, 2021
Time: 6 pm (Opening event – A link and password to join the event will available February 1)
Where: Online
How much: Free

Beaty Biodiversity Museum online collections tour

What: The Beaty Biodiversity Museum on the UBC campus is offering online tours of its impressive exhibits for groups during the pandemic. Discover tetrapods, marine invertebrates, the herbarium, entomology, fish, fossils and their connection to BC with an interpreter. The tours can be catered to school groups, families, or community groups. There’s a maximum of 30 people per group.
When: Choose a date through the museum’s online booking form.
Where: Online via Zoom
Time: Tours are available at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm
Admission/ Tickets: $60 per group

Contact Winter Music Festival

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Contact Festival/Submitted

What: Vancouver’s annual winter electronic music festival is back with a pandemic twist. This year, DJ sets will be broadcast live from the roof of BC Place.
When: Saturday, February 6
Time: 7 pm
Where: Twitch.tv/monstercat
How much: Free

Whose Chinatown? Examining Chinatown Gazes in Art, Archives and Collections 

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Morris Lum, Xam Yu Seafood Restaurant, Toronto, 2016

What: This exhibit at Griffin Art Projects in North Vancouver brings together an art history of Chinatowns and their communities by historical and contemporary Canadian artists.
When: Until May 1, 2021
Time: The museum is open on Saturdays from 12 to 5 pm
Admission: Free
Where: Griffen Art Projects — 1175 Welch Street North Vancouver

Check out the BC’s Black Pioneers online exhibit

What: This exhibit examines how 800 Black immigrants who were invited to settle in BC by Governor James Douglas helped establish and stabilize British colonial communities. The digital exhibit has been curated by the BC Black History Awareness Society.
Where: Online
When: Any time

Take an illuminated snowshoe trek on Cypress Mountain

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What: Cypress Mountain is offering a magical snowshoe experience this winter with Lights to the Lodge, an LED lights-lit trail in the Old Growth Forest. The trail is a one-kilometre, self-guided, snowshoe trek lit with LED lights that lead to one of the most popular Cypress Mountain destinations, the Hollyburn Lodge.

When: Now until the snow melts
Where: Cypress is at 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, 6000 Cypress Bowl Road
Tickets: Various rates, check the website for details

Got Craft? Virtual Market Foodie Pop-Up Virtual Market

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Seasons Bakery (Courtesy Got Craft)

What: Got Craft? Virtual Market is returning, and this time, it’s all about local food. Set to kick off on February 4 and run until February 7, this will be the event’s first Foodie Pop-Up Virtual Market of 2021. Once it’s live, folks will be able to head online shop and find a curated selection of goods including things like baked goods, breads, chocolates, teas and coffees, DIY kits, drinks, frozen foods, home goods, sauces, snacks, sweets and so much more.
When: February 4 to 7
Where: Online
Tickets:  Keep an eye on this link come February 4

Check out a new show

Disney Plus

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What: There’s nothing but time these days, so it’s a perfect opportunity to catch up on your must-watch list. Binge away on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ — don’t forget the popcorn.

When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Your phone, tablet, computer, or television
Cost: $10 to $12 or a free trial

Try an online fitness class

Toronto fitness studios

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What: New year, new you. A number of local studios and businesses offer online classes, giving you the perfect opportunity to keep your body moving and your mind active in 2021.

Here is a list of several online workouts and classes to try in Vancouver while supporting local businesses.

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