60 things to do in Vancouver in February

Jan 28 2020, 12:12 pm

February is filled with fun events around the city, including JFL Northwest, Family Day, and more. Here are 60 fun things to do in Vancouver this month.

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

Fun events in and around the city

The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show

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Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel.

What: The 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show will include more than 250 exhibitors and over 125 presentations and workshops led by boating experts. This year’s event is taking place at two locations: BC Place and a floating show at Granville Island. Complimentary shuttle buses and water ferries will also be operating between the two venues.

Twiggy, a famous water-skiing squirrel, will be one of the highlights of the Vancouver International Boat Show. According to organizers, Twiggy will be performing on a daily basis during the event, while viewers also learn about water safety, waterskiing, and simply watch a water-skiing squirrel ski around her pool.

When: February 5 to February 9, 2019
Time: BC Place: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; The Floating Show at Granville Island: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Indoors at BC Place — 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver. Floating show at Granville Island
Tickets: Available online

Illuminate Yaletown

What: Yaletown Business Improvement Association presents Illuminate Yaletown, featuring light art installations, activities and entertainment, and more. Illuminate Yaletown will take place for the first time over two-nights, with Vancouver-based Go2 Productions and Tangible Interaction to unveiling installations to pay tribute to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Yaletown restaurants and bars will also be honouring the 10th anniversary of the Games with unique cocktails plus screenings of the gold medal hockey game.

When: February 14 and 15, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
Where: Yaletown — 1200 Block of Hamilton Street & Bill Curtis Square
Admission: Free

City of New Westminster Family Day 2019

What: There are many Family Day events to check out in New West on February 17, including activities at City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation locations, the Anvil Centre, River Market and the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Anvil Centre’s Family Fun Zone features Science World on the Road, Magician Peter Rooke, Nintendo games, photo booth fun, crafts, and more. Plus the City’s Parks and Rec department will offer a variety of activities including swimming, fitness classes, skating, arts and crafts and entertainment.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
Admission: Free

BC Home + Garden Show

What: The BC Home + Garden Show features over 400 booths and several unique feature displays to explore. Shop for products and services and learn from industry experts including Bryan Baeumler, Angela Callas, and more.

When: February 19 until February 23, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Small Business BC Awards Gala

What: Small Business BC celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions that small businesses make to their community and the BC economy. The event features dinner, drinks, and networking with BC’s top business owners, industry leaders and government officials.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 5 to 10:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

10-year Vancouver 2010 Olympic Anniversary Festival

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VANOC branding for the 10-year anniversary festivities of Vancouver 2010. (VANOC / Canadian Olympic Committee)

What: On Saturday, February 22, a free public fan festival will be held at Jack Poole Plaza, the site of the Olympic Cauldron and part of Vancouver Convention Centre’s West Building, which was the International Broadcast Centre during the Games. Festival programming will include athlete meet and greets, stage performances, sport demonstrations, food and beverage, the relighting of the Olympic Cauldron, and other family-friendly activities.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza — Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver)
Admission: Free

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Resort/Facebook

What: Grouse Mountain is once again hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter event, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the slopes from sundown to sunrise. The non-stop event will take place from February 22 to February 23, and features skiing, snowboarding, skating and more with live DJs setting the musical mood. A complimentary shuttle will be running from 12 am to 7 am on Sunday between Grouse Mountain and key locations in North Vancouver.

When: February 22 to February 23, 2019
Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
More Info: On the Grouse Mountain website

Open Mosque Day – Abbotsford

What: Abbotsford Islamic Center’s 4th annual “Open Mosque Day” is happening on February 22. Take a tour of the Mosque and the display of various exhibition banners. There will also be activities such as Henna tattooing and Hijab-tryouts for kids and women.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Abbotsford Islamic Center — 1980 Salton Road, Abbotsford
Admission: Free

Climb the Wall: Stairclimb for Clean Air

What: ​​​The 19th annual Stairclimb for Clean Health has participants climb the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel to raise funds for the BC Lung Association. The event is open to all ages, fitness levels, and abilities.

When: February 23, 2020
Where: The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel – 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Register: Online

Robson Square Ice Rink

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Robson Square

What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is open for the 2019/2020 season, and as per tradition, skating is free for all ages. Wedged under the covered outdoor plaza at Robson Square, the rink is operated seasonally by the government when temperatures begin to dip.

Skating is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site, for a fee. An on-site concession stand will also serve warm drinks and snacks.

When: Daily until February 29, 2020
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm. Holiday hours vary
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street and Howe Street)
Price: Free for all ages, if you bring your own skates. (Skate rentals are $5, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.) Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under.

Sneaker Con Vancouver 2020

What: Sneaker Con, affectionately dubbed as “the greatest sneaker show on earth,” will be taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 29, 2020. The event is a massive collection and collaboration for fans to browse, talk, and learn more about their favourite brands and shoes.

The event includes over 100 vendors who will be selling sneakers and streetwear, as well as an on-site team to authenticate products.  A trading pit also takes place during the day, allowing attendees to sell and trade pieces of their own connection.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online for $28.55

Skate Plaza at The Shipyards

What: The Shipyards’ large, covered outdoor plaza has been converted into a free ice rink for the season. The rink will be open to skating seven days a week from 12 to 7 pm.

The skateable surface is approximately 20,000 sq. ft., including the floor area of the 12,000-sq-ft plaza and the adjacent 8,000-sq-ft summertime water spray area, both of which are covered by a retractable roof. Skaters can either bring their own skates or rent a pair of skates on-site for $7, although quantities are limited. Helmets and skating aids are free.

When: Daily until mid-March (weather permitting)
Time: Noon to 7 pm
Where: The Shipyards Commons, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, skate rentals are available at a cost of $7 (quantities are limited)

Vallea Lumina

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Foresta Lumina/Moment Factory

What: Vallea Lumina is a 45-minute adventure that follows two hikers seeking “a mystical valley where stardust falls from the sky.” The interactive experience gives hikers the chance to play, touch, and engage with Vallea Lumina’s ever-changing environment, and is presented by Montreal-based entertainment studio, Moment Factory and Whistler’s “The Adventure Group.”

There will also be a free shuttle going to and from Cougar Mountain, as well as non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks available for purchase on-site.

When: Now until April 2020
Time: Shows begin at sundown
Where: Cougar Mountain, free shuttles from Whistler Village
Tickets: Online, $29.99 per adult; $24.99 per child

Valentine’s Day Fun

Romance Week at Vancouver TheatreSports

The Love of your Life / Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) presents the return of Romance Week, running from February 5 to 15 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Visitors can bring their special someone to VTS and enjoy shows over the 1o-day event: The Love of Your Life, Love Matches, OK Tinder, Frisky Fridays, and more.

When: February 5 until February 15, 2020
Time: Showtimes vary based on performance
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Aquarium After Hours Valentine’s Day Edition

What: Singles and couples alike are invited to spend Valentine’s Day at Vancouver Aquarium during After Hours. The adults-only event features a variety of activities, including presentations, sea otter feed, live music by Melanie Dekkar, and more.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 11 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

BeetBox’s Valentine’s Wine & “Cheese” Mingler

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Courtesy Beetbox

What: BeetBox in partnership with Blue Heron Creamery present a Valentine’s Wine & “Cheese” Mingler. Attendees can expect some welcome bubbly, amazing dairy-free cheeses, canapes, and Old-World all-vegan wine too.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: 
Beetbox — 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver
Price: $25; buy online

IKEA Canada Valentine’s Day Dinner

What: This one-of-a-kind three-course meal will offer diners a choice of soup or salad to start, followed by meatballs with bacon and herb-infused mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and lingonberry sauce or glazed salmon, cauliflower puree, marinated vegetables or Nordic shrimp, or veggie balls with ratatouille, mixed vegetables topped with gremolata, and parmesan crisps.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: IKEA locations across Canada
Price: $34.99; purchase a Restaurant Check Out ahead of time

Heart On Cabaret: A Night of Adults Only Puppetry

What: Vancouver International Puppet Festival and Axis Theatre presents an adults only puppet show. The fundraiser for VIPF and Axis features sexy puppet shenanigans, silent auction, live music, cocktails, and more.

When: February 14, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cheer on the home teams

Vancouver Canucks

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Vancouver Canucks / Twitter

What: Vancouver Canucks continue their NHL season with a number of games at Rogers Arena in February. Games include Calgary Flames on February 8, Chicago Blackhawks on February 12, and Boston Bruins on February 22.

When: February 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, and 22, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants continue their WHL season with a number of games at Langley Events Centre in February. Games include Tri-City American on February 4, Red Deer Rebels on February 12, and Calgary Hitmen on February 21.

When: February 4, 8, 9, 12, 14, 17, 21, and 28, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Warriors

What: The Vancouver Warriors take on the Buffalo Bandits in NLL action at Rogers Arena on February 7, and Georgia Swarm on February 29.

When: February 7 and 29, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Super Bowl LIV Parties

What: The Christmas day of football games, the Super Bowl, is fast approaching, and tons of Vancouver bars and restaurants will be showing the game, many of them also offering food and drink specials. Cineplex will also be screening the Super Bowl at 50 theatres across Canada.

When: Sunday, February 2
Time: Various start time. Super Bowl kickoff 3:30 pm
Where: Various bars and restaurants around Vancouver

WWE Friday Night SmackDown at Rogers Arena

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“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt performing at SummerSlam in Toronto last August (WWE)

What: WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown will be held at Rogers Arena on February 14. It’s the first televised event to be held in Vancouver since Monday Night Raw came to the Pacific Coliseum in 2003.

When: February 14, 2020
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Time: 4:45 pm
Tickets: Online via Ticketmaster

Eat fresh with farmers’ markets

Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ Market

What: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods, and artisanal crafts.

When: Open year-round on Saturday
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Riley Park Plaza — 50E 30th Avenue, Vancouver; Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market on May 10, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

Granville Island Public Market (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market. You’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Open year-round, seven days a week
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Admission: Free

Richmond Country Farms

What: Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce and prepared goods.

When: Open daily
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market

What: Launched in June 2008, this open-air market, situated in the North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall, offers visitors an assortment of food and craft stalls to peruse on Saturday mornings every Saturday.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway)
Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday until April 26, 2020
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
Admission: Free

New West Winter Farmers’ Market

What: The market features farm-fresh produce, plants, quality crafts from local artists and artisans, gourmet prepared foods, community information, live entertainment, and more.

When: 
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Belmont Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Bon Appétit

La Poutine Week Vancouver 2020

IKEA Poutine

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What: The fest takes place during the first week of February. The dining public can eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week. As always, February 1 will mark the kick-off of the self-proclaimed “biggest poutine festival in the world,” and it will run until February 7.

When: February 1 until February 7, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
More Info: Online

Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles

What: Wrap up the weekend with a free movie and popcorn every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. February’s screenings include Groundhog Day (February 2), Footloose (February 16), and Road House (February 23).

When: February 2, February 16, and February 23, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Dine Out Vancouver 2020

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Chickpea is one of over 300 Dine Out Vancouver eateries (@ilovechickpea/Instagram)

What: Dine Out Vancouver is an annual festival boasting 17 days of culinary experiences from over 300 restaurants. Events include guided dining adventures, brunch crawls, cocktail masterclasses, wine debates, guest chef dinners, BC VQA wine and craft beer tastings, street food markets, and more.

When: Now until February 2, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Price: $15, $25, $35, and $45 per person(plus tax, gratuity and beverages). Special event tickets are on sale now

Science of Cocktails 2020

What: Science of Cocktails brings together the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs to showcase the chemistry, biology, and physics behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine. Attendees will have access to the open bar with over 30 bar stations serving unique cocktails crafted by award-winning bartenders, access to special cocktail science activities, and hands-on demos and Science World programming.

When: February 6, 2020
Time: 8 pm to midnight
Where: TELUS World of Science — 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $165 regular, $289 VIP; buy online

Bells and Whistles’ ‘A Big Night at the Oscars’

What: If you head to this Fraser Street spot to view the Oscars, a $10 entry fee will get you a popcorn, a “paparazzi-inspired photo shoot,” and a ballot to vote for your predictions. Whoever gets the most guesses correct will win half the ticket proceeds, the other half will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 per person

Savour the Sun: The Westin Bayshore

What: The Savour the Sun dinner at The Westin Bayshore will be featuring a seasonally-influenced menu and wine from Kismet Estate Winery in Oliver Osoyoos.

When: February 9, 2020
Time: Reception 6 pm, dinner 6:30 pm
Where: The Westin Bayshore — 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $114 per person; book online

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Hot Chocolate Fest

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What: Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 10th year celebrating all things hot chocolate. There are 44 participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors. Each cafe, dessert bar, and restaurant has created sugary wondrous concoctions that take classic hot chocolates to a whole new level – there will be 114 drinks in total to explore.

When: Now until February 14, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
More Info: Online

Wizard Beer Festival

What: The “most magical beer festival of the year” is taking place on February 16, 2020. The fest will “transport you into a mysterious and magical wizarding world” and will feature local DJs, tarot card readers, wand making classes, and more. Tickets are limited, and come with a 12 oz welcome beer and five tokens that will give you access to drinks and activities.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 11 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Big Rock Vancouver Brewery & Eatery 310 W 4th Avenue Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Dinner With A View – Vancouver

What: Dinner With A View Vancouver starts when guests enter their assigned a dome that’s been transformed into a terrarium with a distinct terrain: tundra, tropical, grasslands, etc. Each dome seats a minimum of four and a maximum of six people.

Inside guests will find luxurious pillows, blankets, and decor as they enjoy a three-course meal prepared by a celebrity chef. Diners can choose between blind menus, which will accommodate several different dietary restrictions including meals that can be made meat-, fish-, and vegan-centric.

When: Now until February 16, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
Price: $199.99 for dome reservations and $109.99 per dinner per person; tickets online

Mensch Jewish Delicatessen Brunch Pop-Up

What: On February 16, folks who head to Kafka’s Coffee (577 Great Northern Way) can enjoy a selection of special eats such as Hot Pastrami Shakshuka on a Latke, Eggs on Lox, Mensch’s Famous Reuben Sandwich, Egg Salad on a fresh Challah, Bubbe’s Sweet Cheesecake Blintzes with Fruit Confiture, and more.

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Kafka’s Coffee — 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown  – Vancouver

What: Now in its 12th year, Vancouver’s culinary heavyweights will go ladle-to-ladle in the soup-centric cook-off as attendees and a panel of judges sample the goods before casting their votes to name the 2020 champion.

When: February 20, 2020
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $79; buy online

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020

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What: Canada’s premier food and wine festival, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, will take place from February 22 to March 1, 2020, and it will feature 164 wineries from 15 countries. Known as “one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world,” the festival will feature a plethora of French wineries (43 of them) this year, the showcase region for 2020. As always, HQ for the wine fest will be the Vancouver Convention Centre, but more than 25 other restaurants and venues around the city will host winery dinners, lunches, and seminars.

When: February 22 to March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Hopwired Festival

What: Hopwired Festival is a showcase of local, national, and international craft beer and third-wave coffee. Hopwired encourages craft beer and coffee roasters team up to create new beverages that attendees can try throughout the event. There will also be food trucks, live interviews and presentations, and more.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre — 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Enjoy Arts and Culture

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

What: The world-renowned, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to reinterpret ballet classics with great irrelevance at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Get ready for saucy and fabulous versions of Swan LakeLe Grand Pas de Quatre, and more.

When: February 1, 2020
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2020

The Fever – PuSh Festival (Waleed Shah)

What: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver’s mid-winter festival, returns for its 16th year of groundbreaking work in the live performing arts until February 9. PuSh 2020 includes 27 works from 24 companies from nine countries, including six world premieres. Festival-goers will also want to check out Club PuSh, the festival’s showcase of experimental and edgy acts.

When: Now until February 9, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets and Passes: Online

JFL Northwest 2020

What: JFL Northwest, Vancouver’s very own Just For Laughs comedy festival, celebrates its fifth year from February 13 to 25, 2020. Headliners include Bill Burr, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and more. JFL NorthWest has also announced Bobcat Goldthwait and Margaret Cho as participating artists in this year’s In Conversations series, an intimate close look at some of today’s top comedy stars.

When: February 13 to 25, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Ghosted – Improvised Answers To Your Dating Disappearances

What: Loch Land Entertainment presents Ghosted, featuring Vancouver comedians providing improvised answers to audiences’ dating questions. Share your good, bad and ghosted love stories at Cafe Deux Soleils and help create the comedy.

When: February 18, April 21, June 16, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils — 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

2020 Talking Stick Festival

What: The Talking Stick Festival is a two-week multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival held annually in February at venues across Vancouver. The festival features a variety of Indigenous performance and art, including theatre, music, storytelling, dance, film, and more.

When: February 18 until February 29, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Kim’s Convenience

Kim’s Convenience (Emily Cooper)

What: Mr. Kim is proud of his store, Kim’s Convenience. After thirty years of selling lottery tickets, catching petty thieves, and reporting illegally parked cars, he tries to convince his artist daughter, Janet, to take over the store. The play by Ins Choi that inspired the hit TV sitcom. An Arts Club Theatre Company production based on the 2018 Pacific Theatre production.

When: February 19 until March 1, 2020 (no show Monday)
Time: Various times
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre — 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Whose Live Anyway? – Hard Rock Casino and River Rock Casino

What: Whose Live Anyway? features Ryan Stiles along with fellow comics Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, and Joel Murray. Together, they perform many of the hilarious games made famous on their Emmy-nominated TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which aired from 1998 to 2004 and returned to the airwaves in 2013.

When: February 20 and 21, 2020 (Hard Rock), February 22 and 23, 2020 (River Rock)
Time: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 7 pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino – 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam (Thursday and Friday), River Rock Casino – 8811 River Road, Richmond (Saturday and Sunday)
Tickets: Available online at Hard Rock Casino and River Rock Casino

Dear Evan Hansen

What: Dear Evan Hansen, the story of a teenage boy who gets wrapped up in a tragic event by happenstance, is playing in Vancouver this February, as part of the Broadway Across Canada 2019/20 Season. Dear Evan Hansen picked up six Tony awards in 2017, including Best Musical, as well as a 2018 Grammy Award.

When: February 25 to March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Coastal Dance Festival

What: The Dancers of Damelahamid present the annual Coastal Dance Festival at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. Audiences will be treated to a selection of ancestral and innovative performances from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska, Washington state, as well as national and international guest artists

When: February 25 to March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminister
Tickets: Online

Hannah Gadsby

What: Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby — known for her riveting comedy special Nanette — will be performing in Vancouver for the first time ever in February.

Gadsby took home top prizes for Nanette at the Melbourne and Edinburgh comedy festivals before dropping it as a Netflix special last year. Now, Gadsby is using the voice she found with Nanette in her new show Douglas, which she will perform at the Orpheum Theatre on February 25, as part of the 5th edition of JFL NorthWest presented in association with SiriusXM.

When: February 25, 2020
Where: The Orpheum Theatre — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Online

Sing along to your favourites

Theory of a Deadman with Guests

What: Theory of a Deadman kicks off their Say Nothing world tour with two shows at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.

When: Friday, January 31; Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Price: Starting at $42.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

SuperM: We Are the Future Live

SuperM

What: K-pop supergroup, SuperM is slated to perform live at Rogers Arena on February 6 during their We Are the Future Live. SuperM is made up of seven members: Taemin from SHINee, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, and Ten and Lucas of Chinese band WayV. They have sold over 14 million adjusted albums globally and amassed almost four billion online video views in their respective musical careers.

When: February 6, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Price: Starting at $50 (plus fees) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Bedouin Soundclash

What: Toronto alt-rockers Bedouin Soundclash perform at Imperial on February 8 with special guests Odario.

When: February 8, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Imperial — 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Noah Reid: First Time Out Tour

What: The Schitt’s Creek star will be taking to the stage at the Imperial on Tuesday, February 11 with special guests for his First Time Out Tour. Known for his classic meets contemporary songwriting style, Reid released his debut solo album, Songs From A Broken Chair, in 2016 including popular tracks “False Alarms,” Never Gonna Get My Love,” “Runaway,” and “Still Don’t Know.” Now he’s working on a second studio album that is set to be released in 2020, produced by Matthew Barber.

When: February 11, 2020
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: Imperial — 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $25 (including GST) — available via Eventbrite

Wolf Parade

What: Montreal indie rock band Wolf Parade performs at the Commodore Ballroom on February 12 as part of the release of its upcoming album, Thin Mind. Special guest Land of Talk will be opening the show here in town.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Starting at $35 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Michael Bolton – The Symphony Sessions

Michael Bolton / Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

What: Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton joins Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for The Symphony Sessions. Enjoy Bolton’s timeless classics specially arranged for symphony orchestra.

When: February 12, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Winter Jazz

What: Coastal Jazz’s annual mini festival features eight performers and groups, including Lydia Hol & Dawn Pemberton, The Watermill Project, Itamar Erez Quartet and more.

When: February 21 to 23, 2020
Time: 8 pm (Friday), 1 pm, 3:45, 8 pm (Saturday),  1 pm, 3:45 (Sunday),
Where: Performance Works — 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, register online

Rock For Dimes Vancouver

What: Rock for Dimes is a battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Art After Stroke Program. Amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of the city’s best corporate band, plus showcase their talents in front of Canadian music industry professionals.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Imperial Vancouver — 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online