What: Visit Richmond Nature Park for adventurous family fun. Explore the bog through special scavenger hunts, then stop by the Woodland photo booth. Choose a wacky animal prop, snap a family portrait and create a take-home twig picture frame.
When: Saturday, February 10 to Monday, February 12, 2018
Times: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
What: Go back in time for a unique family experience at the Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey. The free, fun-filled drop-in event for all ages includes a chance to make a family crest, pioneer children’s games, a guided tour of the house, and more.
When: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
What: Ring in the Year of the Dog and stock up your supplies at this annual Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair. Featuring booths specializing in Chinese New Year themed decorations, traditional snacks, sweets and foods, gifts, toys, fresh flowers and plants, and more.
When: Friday, February 9, 2018 to Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
What: Celebrate Lunar New Year at Central City with free family fun. Cultural music, dance, crafts, lucky draws, a traditional lion dance, and more. Plus a free goodie bag giveaway for the first 300 people at the event.
When: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Central City Shopping Centre – 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey
What: Join Lou Jack the Groundhog in the Save-on-Foods Underground for a pyjama party to celebrate an early Groundhog Day. Complete with a petting zoo, mini golf, crafts, games, Science World demos, hot chocolate, live children’s entertainer and more. Plus start the day off with a free pancake breakfast and stick around to see if winter is ending early.
When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10 am
Where: Save-on-Foods Underground – 7320 King George Boulevard, Surrey
What: Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce U40 Leaders of Tomorrow help motivate young and emerging professionals to come together to network, share ideas and become leaders of Langley. Come and enjoy complimentary appetizers and a business card draw for prizes.
What: Bring two of your favourite books, or movies based on books, that you would love to tell a new friend about. You’ll have five minutes to chat with each person in the room about your favourites and theirs. A librarian will host the event and help you place holds on the new recommended reads. Light refreshments served, space is limited to 12 participants.
What: Learn the process of winemaking from harvesting to crushing to bottling. Complete the tour with wine tasting, including famous Canadian ice wine, with soft cheese and fruits to pair with. Lastly, bring home a little gift to share with friends and family.
When: Thursday, February 15 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Lulu Island Winery – 16880 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
Admission: Free with advanced booking. RSVP by calling 604-232-9839
What: Join Lisa Shepherd, Métis Artist, as she leads a free drop-in workshop that explores traditional Métis beadwork through an easy-to-draw pencil crayon project. Everyone’s individual completed art piece will be collected at the end of the workshop and displayed together in a larger collective art piece. Free bannock and prize giveaways. Open to Métis Youth and anyone interested in learning about Métis Culture.
When: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 3 to 6 pm
Where: City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
What: Celebrate Heritage Day in Port Moody with family-friendly activities at the Civic Centre and walking tours along historic Clarke Street. Enjoy performances by The Squares Barbershop Quartet, Beauty Shop Dolls, Port Moody Secondary School students, and children’s entertainer The Ta-Daa Lady. Play old-fashioned games and get your photo taken with vintage props in a black-and-white photo booth.
What: The short but sweet series will feature a total of seven local and international groups, including Scandinavian jazz quintet Atomic, Juno-nominated bassist Jodi Proznick, singer/songwriter Marin Patenaude, roots rockers, The Sumner Brothers, vocalist Alicia Hansen, Thelonious Monk-inspired jazzers Monk’s Music, and indie fave Jasper Sloan Yip.
When: Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: Showtimes vary, see website for details
Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
What: Art Focus is commemorating its Silver Anniversary by holding a silver-themed exhibit. Oils, watercolour, acrylics, mixed-media and photography are featured in this show held at the Michael Wright Gallery and in The Outlet.
When: Now to February 26, 2018
Time: 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)
Where: Michael Wright Art Gallery – #200-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Robson Square Ice Rink in Vancouver (LeonWang/Shutterstock)
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.
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.
What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market has products from local food producers and artisans who follow a “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. BC-produced vegetables, fruits, and meats are the central draw to this market, but there is also entertainment and guided tours of the heritage site (pay by donation).
When: Sunday, February 11 and Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site –12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond