10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver this February

Jan 25 2019, 2:54 pm

Explore and enjoy the natural beauty of Vancouver! Here are 10 outdoor events happening around the city in February, including Full Moon Snowshoe Tours, Family Day Campfire, and more.

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

World Wetland’s Day at MacKay Pond

What: A maintenance and clean-up of MacKay Pond for World Wetland’s Day. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Tools will be provided.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 1st St W and Lloyd Ave – North Vancouver
Admission: Free

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Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours

What: Explore the connection between snow and your drinking water.  Learn about your water supply in a fun and active way while discovering alpine plants and animals. After a moderately strenuous snowshoe, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. This event is for ages 16+.

When: Every Saturday from February 2 to March 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Mt. Seymour
Admission: $18 with own snowshoes; $25 includes snowshoes rental

Owl Walk

What: Whooo can see in the dark and fly on silent wings? Listen for owls and other night sounds on this winter night 3.5 km walk. All ages.

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave., Burnaby
Admission: Free

Cool Cats and Canines



What: Sink your claws into the world of cougars, bobcats, coyotes and wolves. All ages.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Meet at 11450 256th Street, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

City of New Westminster Family Day 2019

What: Explore the City of New Westminster on Family Day for the Lower Mainland’s largest free event. All City Parks & Recreation facilities along with the Anvil Centre and River Market will be offering Family Day fun for free.

Anvil Centre’s Family Fun Zone will feature Science World on the Road, Magician Peter Rooke, Nintendo games, photo booth fun, crafts and much more. The City’s Parks & Recreation facilities will be offering a variety of activities including swimming, fitness classes, skating, arts and crafts and entertainment.

When: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
Admission: Free

Family Day Campfire

What: Drop by for a cozy campfire and learn about nature through story and song. All ages

When: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Pacific Spirit Regional Park – Meet at the park centre on 16th Ave., 400 m west of Blanca St.
Admission: Free

Sustainability Community Breakfast – Ensuring Healthy Urban Forests in Metro Vancouver

What: Learn how local governments are working to achieve healthy, resilient urban forests, and hear highlights about Metro Vancouver’s Urban Forest Climate Adaptation program and New Westminster’s award-winning Urban Forest Management Strategy.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 am
Where: BCIT Downtown Campus – 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours at Grouse Mountain

What: Explore the mountains after dark. Grouse Mountain’s snowshoe guides will take you on a journey to their favourite places to explore the night sky. The experience begins by travelling through the Light Walk, before heading into the wilderness lit by headlamps.

When: February 4, February 19, March 6, March 20, April 5 and April 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Grouse Mountain Resort – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Admission: Online, $25

Velo Voyages: An Evening of Bike Touring Talks

What: Sidesaddle is hosting a fun free social evening for folks who are interested in touring. Whether you’re a veteran world traveller or someone just interested in the idea, come by and listen to some of their customers share stories and photos from their favourite tours all around the world, with plenty of time for chatting and questions. Sidesaddle is providing the wine and snacks, you bring your questions, ideas, and experiences.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Sidesaddle – 2496 Victoria Drive, Vancouver,
Admission: Free

RunGo Dash for Dogs

What: A guided 10km, 5km or 2km run or walk through Stanley Park with 100% of the proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. After the run there will be a social event with pancakes, prizes, and good tunes. This is a race for people to support dogs, you don’t need a dog to run. Guide dogs and good dogs are welcome, dogs must be on leash and under control at all times for the safety of the working guide dogs.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Brockton Pavilion & Clubhouse – 1151 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Register: Online

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