10 outdoor events to check out in Vancouver in February

Jan 25 2020, 12:00 pm

Bundle up and head outside to enjoy these 10 outdoor events in and around Vancouver this February. Check out Raven Backcountry Festival, 24 Hours of Winter, and more.

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

SuperbOWL Sunday

Delta owl

Owl ( Tim Zurowski / Shutterstock)

What: Learn about owls at Burnaby Lake Nature House on February 2. Check out displays, activities and exhibits during the drop-in style event.

When: February 2, 2020
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Tuesday Night Racing at Cypress Mountain

What: Coast Outdoors hosts Tuesday night cross-country ski races at Cypress Mountain in the Nordic area. All skill levels and abilities are welcome.

When: Every Tuesday until March 10, 2020
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Cypress Mountain Nordic Area – 5000 Cypress Bowl Rd, West Vancouver
Register: Online

Raven Backcountry Festival

What: Raven Backcountry Festival is a showcase of Pemberton’s backcountry terrain and people that help show it off to the world. The weekend includes social events, clinics, guest presenters, and more. Raven Fest is also raising funds for the Lisa Korthals Memorial bursary which helps teach aspiring female backcountry guides.

When: February 7 and 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Pemberton
Tickets: Online

Ravenous Raptors

What:​ Learn why raptors are great hunters by chatting with naturalists around displays and a campfire. The Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Open House is also happening, with presentations, tours, and more. Presented by Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society

When: February 16, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park – meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Family Day Hike And Campfire Cookout

What: ​Celbrate Family Day with an outdoor adventure at Belcarra Regional Park. Go for a walk through the seaside forest, then share stories and songs around the campfire. Attendees are invited to bring their own marshmallows or campfire treats.

When: February 17, 2020
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Belcarra Regional Park
Admission: Free

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

What: Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival features dozens of screenings, workshops and events in 10 venues across Metro Vancouver. Learn from guest speakers and then watch some of the best mountain and outdoor films from around the world.

When: February 21 to March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Resort/Grouse Mountain

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, 2020
Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
More Info: On the Grouse Mountain website

Indigenous Plant Use

What: Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts a workshop on indigenous plant use. Attendees will walk through the forest and learn with an experienced educator of Coast Salish descent. Learn about edible, medicinal, and survival uses of plants, as well as the traditional and present-day Indigenous relationships with local plant and wildlife.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 1 pm
Where: Meet at the Stanley Park Ecology Society, located on the 2nd floor of the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion
Register: Online

RunGo Dash for Dogs

What: A guided 10 km, 5 km or 2 km run or walk through Stanley Park with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. After the run there will be a social event with pancakes, prizes, and entertainment. Dogs are welcome, and must be on leash and under control at all times for the safety of the working guide dogs.

When: February 23, 2020
Start Times: 9:45 am (10 km) 10 am (5 km), 10:15 am (2k)
Where: Brockton Pavilion & Clubhouse – 1151 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Register: Online

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show / The BC Bike Show

What: BCs largest adventure show features over 250 exhibitors, with outdoor gear, travel destinations, and more. Hear from experts in the International Adventure Theatre, meet special guests like Survivorman Les Stroud, and then take a dip in the Whitewater Demo Pool.

When: February 29 and March 1, 2020
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East Building – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online