10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 26

Jan 24 2020, 1:00 pm

Wrap up the last full weekend of January with these 10 events in Vancouver today, Sunday, January 26. Chinatown Spring Festival Parade, Paw Patrol Live, and more.

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

47th Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade

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What: The Chinese New Year Parade features lion dances, marching bands, cultural dancers, martial artists, and more. The annual parade winds its way through Chinatown and is expected to draw 100,000 spectators along the route.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: Begins at 11 am and will last about 2.5 hours
Where: Vancouver Chinatown. Parade starts at Millennium Gate on Pender Street, heads east along Pender Street, turns south onto Gore Street, turns west onto Keefer Street and then ends on Keefer at Abbott.
Admission: Free

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2020

What: Each day begins with open and inclusive guided ski and snowboarding groups, alternating between Whistler and Blackcomb. Afterwards, warm up at the free friendly après. Every night features specially curated entertainment including a game night, a comedy night featuring Pam Ann, and a variety of dance parties.

When: January 26 to February 2, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Whistler
Tickets: Online, tickets vary depending on event

Paw Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure

What: Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure at Rogers Arena. Bring the little ones to enjoy a pirate-themed live show with the heroic pups

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 10 am and 2 pm
Where: Rogers Arena
Tickets: Online

Family Day at PdA

What: Place des Arts hosts Family Day, where attendees can take a self-guided tour of the exhibitions. Afterwards, try the three drop-in style art activities inspired by the artwork.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Register: Online, Free

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

What: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story by 2b Theatre Company is a concert and drama hybrid that tells the true story of Chaim and Chaya, Jewish refugees from the pogroms of Romania. The wild, witty, and inventive story shows the audience how they meet in 1908 while awaiting medical inspection in Halifax’s Pier 21 immigration centre, and continues forward to their lives together in Montreal and backward to the horrors of the Continent.

When: Now until January 26, January 28 to 30, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (1:30 pm on January 26)
Where: Frederic Wood Theatre — University of British Columbia — 6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Lunar New Year Celebration at CF Richmond Centre

What: CF Richmond Centre celebrates Lunar New Year with a Lion Dance Ceremony with the God of Fortune on January 26.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: CF Richmond Centre — 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge with Canyon Lights/Tourism Vancouver

What: The Canyon Lights features thousands of sparkling lights illuminating the iconic suspension bridge and other areas of the park. The 30-ton Douglas Firs of the Treetops Adventure will also be dressed in lights. Standing at an impressive 110 feet above the forest floor, the Douglas Firs that connect the suspension bridges are the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world, according to event organizers.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, with annual passes (included with admission) available for BC residents

Fortune Food Fair 2020

What: Fortune Sound Club, a Chinatown staple, will be hosting Fortune Food Fair on January 26 from 11 am to 4 pm. Entry to the one-day-only food hall is free, and attendees can expect an array of epic eats from local vendors available for purchase all day long.

Purveyors include Katz Pozole, Nanay’s Kitchen , Wara Thai Eatery, DD Mau Chinatown, Salty Cabbage Kimchi, Dicky’s Dumps Wonton Station, and Maria Gamboa’s Palayok. Last year over 600 people showed up to the festival.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Fortune Sound Club — 147 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Revolution of Our Times

What: An exhibition highlighting images from the Hong Kong protests – “Revolution of Our Times” – will be hosted at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver  on January 14 and January 26, 2020. The exhibition will feature photos, artifacts, artwork, and “human stories,” and will be travelling to other major world cities “with the goal of making the struggle of the citizens of Hong Kong real, and to put their fight into context.”

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Polygon Gallery — 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Year of the Rat Temple Fair

What: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden hosts Year of the Rat Temple Fair, with live music and performances, calligraphy contest, tea tastings, and more.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden — 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Admission: By donation. Suggested $5

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