Yes, February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s still a long list of things you can do to keep yourself entertained over the next 28 days.
So from outdoor pursuits to Valentine’s Day, concerts to markets, and of course, the Family Day long weekend, here are 49 things to do in Vancouver this February.
Stay active (even though it’s cold out)
Image: Robson Square
Go skating at 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, Vancouver
When: Daily, from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays.
What: Chutzpah! The Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival is the Lower Mainland’s winter music, dance, comedy and theatre festival presenting international, national and local artists.
What: Borrow a ‘human book’ from a curated collection of topics such as: recovering hoarder, battered woman and same-sex marriage warrior. The 20-minute one-on-one conversations take you on a personal journey with personal stories.
Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia Street
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 festival attracts some of the biggest industry names from around the world and is firmly established as the continent’s premier wine event and among the biggest, best and oldest wine events in the world. It features wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners and luncheons, educational seminars and culinary competitions, and benefits bard on the beach.
What better way to celebrate family and the winter season, then by combining the two? A number of resorts in BC are offering Family Day deals and activities, and that includes Vancouver’s local mountains:
Mount Seymour:Children 12 and under and a maximum of two children per paying adult, can enjoy a complimentary lift ticket after 2:30 pm all Family Day Weekend, Feb 11, 12 and 13.
Cypress Mountain: 50% off Skooter and Child Lift/Trail/Tubing tickets starting at 5 pm on Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Silver Season Passes are valid on Family Day, and the mountain has activities all weekend long.
Grouse Mountain:The mountain hosts a variety of activities to celebrate Family Day, as well as savings for parents and kids at the Peak of Vancouver. BC Residents will be able to access the Mountain for 50% off all day on Monday, February 13.
What: Find local produce, meat, seafood, artisan cheese, bread, herbs, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more.
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street
When: Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, January 7 to April 22
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