Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Spend this weekend with all the loves in your life with comedy, food events, performing arts, and more Olympic related activities!  Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 


 

Get in the Olympic spirit! Encourage our athletes in Sochi to bring home gold with Samsung’s Notes From Home! Send a free electronic note to your favourite Canadian athlete and show your support for Team Canada.  And in case you missed it… the Olympic Cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza (next to the Vancouver Convention Centre West building) will be lit every evening at 6PM the same day Team Canada wins a gold medal.

 


Friday February 14th

 

9th Annual Winterruption Festival; times vary @ Granville Island
free and ticketed events
A truly unique Vancouver winter festival with something for everyone to enjoy!  Bring your entire family out to Granville Island for a weekend of awesomeness.  Discover artists’ exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around every corner of the Island all weekend long!  On from February 14-16.  See the website for the full list of events.

Winterruption Edible Canada House | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Edible Canada

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Edible Canada House 2014; 6:00PM-1:00AM @ Edible Canada Bistro (1596 Johnston St), Granville Island, Vancouver
$25; other pricing in effect
Join 650+ new friends for the biggest Olympics viewing party, plus other fun entertainment including DJ’s and live bands (tonight is Rich Hope) throughout the weekend!  Featuring numerous Canadian inspired, mouth-watering food stations, all paired with local beers from Granville Island Brewing and Canadian wines.  From February 14-16.

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub; 8:00PM @ Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St), Granville Island, Vancouver
$25; 14+ recommended
It’s the gold medal game between Canada and Russia, and two talented actors portray all the pub-dwellers, including the die-hard fans, a couple of real hosers, and many more that will make you laugh out loud – whether you know a cross-check from a charge or not! Olympic hockey has never been more hilarious!  From February 13-15.

Dances for a Small Stage - Stacey Tookey | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Canadian choreographer and dancer Stacey Tookey – Photo Credit – Michael J. Moore

Dances For A Small Stage: Stacey Tookey & Peter Chu @ Vancouver Ukrainian Centre (154 E 10th Ave), Vancouver
$20
Fans of So You Think You Can Dance – take note!  MovEnt’s infamous small stage will host some big names in the 30th installment of Dances for a Small Stage. The wildly eclectic, Valentine’s-themed evening will feature internationally-renowned choreographers Stacey Tookey and Peter Chu, acclaimed Vancouver actors John Murphy and Patti Allan, plus a range of dance artists including Noam Gagnon, Rob Kitsos, Karissa Barry, and others.  On from February 13-15.

Dip Into Pink (Water); times vary @ Hillcrest Aquatic Centre & Kerrisdale Pool, Vancouver
Regular admission
Dip into pink (water, that is) at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre.  The largest swimming pool in the city will be coloured pink at 4:00PM in honour of Valentine’s Day. There will also be a partner’s aquafit class at 9:30AM and sweet treats will be available throughout the day.  At Kerrisdale Pool, enjoy a Valentine’s tea and cake after the mild aquafit class from 1:35PM to 2:30PM.  The tea takes place on the pool deck and is free.

Natalie Cole | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – River Rock Casino Resort

Natalie Cole; 8:00PM @ River Rock Casino Resort (8811 River Rd), Richmond
$70.25-80.25; 19+ only
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Natalie Cole has proven to be one of the most beloved performers of all time. She first rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable which earned her a #1 single with “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”.  Shows on February 14 & 15.

22nd Annual Wellness Show; 12:00PM-7:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre East, Exhibit Halls B & C (999 Canada Place Way), downtown Vancouver
$14.50; other pricing in effect
The West Coast’s largest trade show devoted to helping you live your very best life.  This year’s show includes exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations on a diverse range of health and wellness topics.  There are 5 stages featuring fitness demonstrations, Wellness Workshops, Women and Wellness Presentations, Living Well Seminars, and the incredibly popular Celebrity Chef Stage, featuring executive chefs from Acorn, Graze, Tojo’s and The Parker.  Gymnastics BC are back, offering a guided circuit for children of all ages to try, and entire sections dedicated to tea, natural beauty, and an expanded gluten-free section… just to name a few. On from February 14-16.

Valentine’s Day Skate; times vary @ Britannia, Hillcrest, Killarney, Kitsilano, West End rinks (click here for addresses), Vancouver
2-for-1 admission; all ages
Have a fun, active, and romantic day with your special someone by taking them to one of our six Valentine’s Day skates. Enjoy gliding to classic tunes, free hot chocolate and treats, prizes, and more!  Make a special announcement to surprise your date!

Heathen Strangefellow & The VaudeVille Vagabonds | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Heathen Strangefellow & The VaudeVille Vagabonds (Facebook)

Heathen Strangefellow & The VaudeVille Vagabonds; 8:00PM-10:30PM @ Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St), downtown Vancouver
$15 advance; $20 at the door; special Valentine’s Day package available
Heathen Strangefellow & The Vaudeville Vagabonds will be performing a full stage show of madness February 14, 15, and 22.  This show is not only a full on musical extravaganza, but it will also have a full variety stage show including The Audience Game Show “Hammer of the Godz,” sword swallowing and bed of nails by Martina Sedlacek, Lyra aerials by Heather Eden Eyeland, belly dancing Succubi by Scarlet Lux, contortion, clowning, wandering werewolves, burlesque, Mexican thumb wrestling and more!

Olympic Cheering Centre; time varies @ Cascades Lounge, Pan Pacific Hotel (999 Canada Place), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
The Cascades Lounge has all your Olympic coverage sorted! Stop in anytime from February 7-23 to sample the special Olympic-themed menu, watch the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, pose with an official 2010 Olympic torch, and relive the memories of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Wear your Red Mittens and be entered to win a nights accommodation at the hotel!

Blackie & The Rodeo Kings | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Blackie & The Rodeo Kings

5th Annual CBC Toque Sessions: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings; show starts 7:30PM @ Studio One CBC Broadcast Centre (700 Hamilton St), downtown Vancouver
Free; 6:30PM rush line; first come first served seating
Rock, blues, country, classical, electronic… the Toque Sessions has all the genres you’ll need to satisfy your musical palate. Every Thursday and Friday from January 23-February 28. Full schedule on the website. Get there early to secure a seat!

4th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival; various locations all over Vancouver
Pricing varies
The Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its fourth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine… Passionfruit? Jasmine? Curry? On through February 14. Check out the daily calendar of flavours on the website!

Northwest Comedy Fest | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Northwest Comedy Fest (Facebook)

Northwest Comedy Fest; times vary @ various locations
Pricing varies
NorthWest Comedy Fest is Vancouver’s newest comedy festival happening February 13-22.  There will be your stand up favs, up and comers you didn’t even know you loved, improv, podcasts, and all ages events.  Today: Mike Foley, Natasha Leggero, Judah Friedlander.  Check the website for the full event listings.

VSO Pops: A Romantic Valentine; 8:00PM-10:15PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$25-$88; other pricing in effect
A sumptuous Valentine dripping with romance.  Celebrate with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the opulent Orpheum, with two outstanding vocal soloists.  Selections from Carmen, Romeo & Juliet, Samson & Delilah, West Side Story, South Pacific, the beautiful Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana and more, turn up the heat on a very special romantic Valentine’s celebration.  On February 14 & 15.

HR MacMillan Space Centre | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Torben Hansen for HR MacMillan Space Centre (Facebook)

Cosmic Love Connections; 7:30PM & 9:00PM @ Planetarium Star Theatre, HR MacMillan Space Centre (1100 Chestnut St), Vanier Park, Vancouver
$13.00
” Hey, Babe! What’s Your Sign?” Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fun, light-hearted and romantic look at the night sky from both the perspective of an astrologer and an astronomical point of view.  For tickets, call 604.738.7827 (ext 240) or buy in advance from the HR MacMillan Space Centre front desk.

Ice Skating at Robson Square; 9:00AM-11:00PM @ Robson Square, downtown Vancouver Free admission; skate rentals $4
Renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun! Celebrate winter in style with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Bring cash for rentals and concession stand purchases. Daily through February 28th.

Pioneering Love | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Fort Langley NHS

Pioneering Love: Valentine’s Day at the Fort; 4:45PM, 6:00PM, 7:15PM @ Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave), Langley
$45
Tales of a more personal nature relating to Fort Langley’s historical figures has always captured the imagination of our visitors.  Building upon this story-telling tradition, Fort Langley National Historic site is proud to present a brand new dine-and-tour program – Pioneering Love.  Couples will be treated to a hearty meal with atmospheric live music. After the meal, there will be a walking-tour highlighting Fort Langley’s rich tales of love. The evening will be completed around a cozy fire.  Check the website for more details (the February 15 event is already sold out!).

 

 


Saturday February 15th

 

Vancouver Art Gallery Art Auction; 6:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
$500-$25,000
Art can move hearts, souls, beliefs and understanding. Art Auction 2014 hopes to move you to help the Vancouver Art Gallery raise $1 million dollars in support of exhibitions and educational programs at the Gallery.  The black-tie night will begin with an exclusive cocktail reception and live auction.  Patrons will then enjoy a lavish three course feast prepared by Vancouver’s fine dining aficionado, David Hawksworth, accompanied by flowing Mission Hill wines. A silent auction will run throughout the night, and the evening will conclude with chocolates and whisky.  It’s sure to be a night to remember!

UBC HSF Skate | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – UBC HSF

UBC Heart & Stroke Foundation Club Skate; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Robson Square, downtown Vancouver
Free admission; skate rentals $4
Looking for a way to have fun while helping a good cause? How about a get-together to just chill… literally?  In honor of Heart Month, the Robson Square Ice Rink has generously offered the UBC HSF Club a portion of their skate rental earnings for their cause, and the rink is open to the public so everyone is welcome!  You might even catch HSF’s very own mascot Hearty on the ice too!  All donations will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.

Olympic Nights: Ice Skating at Robson Square; 9:00AM-11:00PM @ Robson Square, downtown Vancouver
Free admission; skate rentals $4
Celebrate the 2014 Olympic Games with Olympic Nights with international music and decor, on February 15, 19, 21, 22 from 5:00PM-8:00PM.  Olympic Nights will give you a chance to pull out your 2010 gear and go for a skate!  Anyone sporting Canadian or international themed gear, face paint or flags will get a free hot chocolate and a chance to win a new pair of skates!  Check the website for more details.

Winterruption | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Winterruption (Granville Island)

9th Annual Winterruption Festival; times vary @ Granville Island
Free and ticketed events
A truly unique Vancouver winter festival with something for everyone to enjoy!  Bring your entire family out to Granville Island for a weekend of awesomeness.  Discover artists’ exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around every corner of the Island all weekend long!  On from February 14-16.  See the website for the full list of events.

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Helen Lawrence – Stories from Hogan’s Alley; 3:00PM-4:00PM @ Revue Stage (1601 Johnston St), Granville Island, Vancouver
Free
The Arts Club celebrates Black History Month with Helen Lawrence, a mixed-media spectacle created by acclaimed artist Stan Douglas and screenwriter Chris Haddock set in Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley in 1948. Helen Lawrence is filled with family friendly stories and songs from Strathcona and Hogan’s Alley, an area where Vancouver’s African Canadian community was concentrated from the 1920s to 1970s.

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Edible Canada House 2014; 6:00PM-1:00AM @ Edible Canada Bistro (1596 Johnston St), Granville Island, Vancouver
$25; other pricing in effect
Join 650+ new friends for the biggest Olympics viewing party, plus other fun entertainment including DJ’s and live bands (today: Elliot C Way and Viper Central) throughout the weekend!  Featuring numerous Canadian inspired, mouth-watering food stations, all paired with local beers from Granville Island Brewing and Canadian wines.  From February 14-16.

Charlotte Diamond | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Charlotte Diamond

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Charlotte Diamond; 11:45AM @ Kids Zone (Cartwright St), Granville Island, Vancouver
Free
For more than 25 years this multi-award winning musician has inspired children to sing, dance, care for each other and celebrate Canada’s cultures. One of BC’s best loved entertainers, Charlotte creates musical fun with new songs and catchy kids’ classics including Four Hugs a Day, I Am A Pizza, and All The Nations like Banana.  Catch this special performance on Feb 15 & 16.

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub; 8:00PM @ Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St), Granville Island, Vancouver
$25; 14+ recommended
It’s the gold medal game between Canada and Russia, and two talented actors portray all the pub-dwellers, including the die-hard fans, a couple of real hosers, and many more that will make you laugh out loud – whether you know a cross-check from a charge or not! Olympic hockey has never been more hilarious!  From February 13-15.

Dances for a Small Stage - Peter Chu | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

American choreographer and dancer Peter Chu – Photo Credit – Levi Walker

Dances For A Small Stage: Stacey Tookey & Peter Chu @ Vancouver Ukrainian Centre (154 E 10th Ave), Vancouver
$20
Fans of So You Think You Can Dance – take note!  MovEnt’s infamous small stage will host some big names in the 30th installment of Dances for a Small Stage. The wildly eclectic, Valentine’s-themed evening will feature internationally-renowned choreographers Stacey Tookey and Peter Chu, acclaimed Vancouver actors John Murphy and Patti Allan, plus a range of dance artists including Noam Gagnon, Rob Kitsos, Karissa Barry, and others.  On from February 13-15.

VSO Pops: A Romantic Valentine; 8:00PM-10:15PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$25-$88; other pricing in effect
A sumptuous Valentine dripping with romance.  Celebrate with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the opulent Orpheum, with two outstanding vocal soloists.  Selections from Carmen, Romeo & Juliet, Samson & Delilah, West Side Story, South Pacific, the beautiful Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana and more, turn up the heat on a very special romantic Valentine’s celebration.  On February 14 & 15.

Natalie Cole; 8:00PM @ River Rock Casino Resort (8811 River Rd), Richmond
$70.25-80.25; 19+ only
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Natalie Cole has proven to be one of the most beloved performers of all time. She first rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable which earned her a #1 single with “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”.  Shows on February 14 & 15.

Broken City Lab Artist Talk  | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Broken City Lab

Broken City Lab: Artist Talk; 2:00PM @ Field House Studio at Burrard Marina (1655 Whyte Ave), Vanier Park, Vancouver
Free
Broken City Lab is an artist-led collective that works through collaborative social practice and creative research to understand the ways in which locality is shaped and enacted in the city. As part of the Field House Studio Residency members will embark on site-specific research towards a new project that explores and makes visible issues at the intersection of education, public space and civic life. This new project will develop a sequence of programming that circulates in and around the Burrard Marina Field House.

Heathen Strangefellow & The Vaudeville Vagabonds; 8:00PM-10:30PM @ Vancouver FanClub (1050 Granville St), downtown Vancouver
$15 advance; $20 at the door
Heathen Strangefellow & The Vaudeville Vagabonds will be performing a full stage show of madness February 14, 15, and 22.  This show is not only a full on musical extravaganza, but it will also have a full variety stage show including The Audience Game Show “Hammer of the Godz,” sword swallowing and bed of nails by Martina Sedlacek, Lyra aerials by Heather Eden Eyeland, belly dancing Succubi by Scarlet Lux, contortion, clowning, wandering werewolves, burlesque, Mexican thumb wrestling and more!

Dariush | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Dariush

Dariush; 9:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (600 Hamilton St at W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
$55-$70
Legendary Iranian music star Dariush is back in Vancouver and joined by his 18-piece orchestra for another spectacular performance. Celebrate this special night of solo performance by Dariush with striking visuals and enduring memories for three generations.

Olympic Cheering Centre; time varies @ Cascades Lounge, Pan Pacific Hotel (999 Canada Place), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
The Cascades Lounge has all your Olympic coverage sorted! Stop in anytime from February 7-23 to sample the special Olympic-themed menu, watch the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, pose with an official 2010 Olympic torch, and relive the memories of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Wear your Red Mittens and be entered to win a nights accommodation at the hotel!

Early Music Vancouver - German Arias | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Early Music Vancouver

Early Music Vancouver: G.F. Händel’s Nine German Arias; 8:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (601 Hamilton St at Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$36; other pricing in effect
These nine German Arias, which still rank among Handel’s best-kept secrets, offer some of his most joyous and profound music for solo voice.  Don’t miss the pre-concert chat with host Matthew White at 7:15PM.

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Parking Lot at Nat Bailey Stadium (4601 Ontario St at W 30th Ave), Vancouver
Free admission
Check out the market every Saturday through April 26th for the freshest seasonal produce and products. A great place to bring the whole family!

Wellness Show | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wellness Show

22nd Annual Wellness Show; 10:00PM-7:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre East, Exhibit Halls B & C (999 Canada Place Way), downtown Vancouver
$14.50; other pricing in effect
The West Coast’s largest trade show devoted to helping you live your very best life.  This year’s show includes exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations on a diverse range of health and wellness topics.  There are 5 stages featuring fitness demonstrations, Wellness Workshops, Women and Wellness Presentations, Living Well Seminars, and the incredibly popular Celebrity Chef Stage, featuring executive chefs from Acorn, Graze, Tojo’s and The Parker.  Gymnastics BC are back, offering a guided circuit for children of all ages to try, and entire sections dedicated to tea, natural beauty, and an expanded gluten-free section… just to name a few. On from February 14-16.

Northwest Comedy Fest; times vary @ various locations
Pricing varies
NorthWest Comedy Fest is Vancouver’s newest comedy festival happening February 13-22.  There will be your stand up favs, up and comers you didn’t even know you loved, improv, podcasts, and all ages events.  Today: Mike Foley, Judah Friedlander, Stop Podcasting Yourself Live with Paul F Tompkinds, Natasha Leggero, Cloud Comedy ft Hip.Bang!.  Check the website for the full event listings.

Hot Chocolate Festival - Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France – Photo Credit – Giovanni Saldino

4th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival; various locations all over Vancouver
Pricing varies
It’s the last day for this year’s Hot Chocolate Festival! Even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine… Passionfruit? Jasmine? Curry? Check out the daily calendar of flavours on the website!

 

 


Sunday February 16th

 

9th Annual Winterruption Festival; times vary @ Granville Island
Free and ticketed events
A truly unique Vancouver winter festival with something for everyone to enjoy!  Bring your entire family out to Granville Island for a weekend of awesomeness.  Discover artists’ exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around every corner of the Island all weekend long!  On from February 14-16.  See the website for the full list of events.

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Edible Canada House 2014; 6:00PM-1:00AM @ Edible Canada Bistro (1596 Johnston St), Granville Island, Vancouver
$25; other pricing in effect
Join 650+ new friends for the biggest Olympics viewing party, plus other fun entertainment including DJ’s and live bands (today: Elliot C Way and Viper Central) throughout the weekend!  Featuring numerous Canadian inspired, mouth-watering food stations, all paired with local beers from Granville Island Brewing and Canadian wines.  From February 14-16.

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Charlotte Diamond; 11:45AM @ Kids Zone (Cartwright St), Granville Island, Vancouver
Free
For more than 25 years this multi-award winning musician has inspired children to sing, dance, care for each other and celebrate Canada’s cultures. One of BC’s best loved entertainers, Charlotte creates musical fun with new songs and catchy kids’ classics including Four Hugs a Day, I Am A Pizza, and All The Nations like Banana.  Catch this special performance on Feb 15 & 16.

Winterruption: Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Monster Theatre

9th Annual Winterruption Festival: Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub; 8:00PM @ Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St), Granville Island, Vancouver
$25; 14+ recommended
It’s the gold medal game between Canada and Russia, and two talented actors portray all the pub-dwellers, including the die-hard fans, a couple of real hosers, and many more that will make you laugh out loud – whether you know a cross-check from a charge or not! Olympic hockey has never been more hilarious!  From February 13-15.

Northwest Comedy Fest; times vary @ various locations
Pricing varies
NorthWest Comedy Fest is Vancouver’s newest comedy festival happening February 13-22.  There will be your stand up favs, up and comers you didn’t even know you loved, improv, podcasts, and all ages events.  Today: The Sunday Service: Paul F. Tompkins Edition.  Check the website for the full event listings.

Baker's Market J'Adore Les Macarons | Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – J’Adore Les Macarons – Baker’s Market (Facebook)

Vancouver Baker’s Market; 11:00AM-3:00PM @ Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert St – E 60th Ave at Fraser), Vancouver
Free admission
If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place for you. Inspired by traditional farmers markets in Vancouver, you’ll find talented budding, professional or home bakers selling fresh artisanal breads, soft German pretzels, butter croissants, chocolate croissants, cupcakes, yummy cookies, hand made chocolates, brownies, Belgian Liege waffles,vegan cupcakes, mini bundt cakes, muffins, gluten-free baked goods and much more!  On select Sundays through May.  Check the website for the full list of vendors.

Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour; 1:00PM-2:30PM@ Viewing Plaza overlooking lagoon (foot of Alberni St), downtown Vancouver
$10 cash; drop in only
Explore the park and discover the many fascinating stories about its hidden past. The tour includes rare historical photographs.

Wellness Show | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wellness Show

22nd Annual Wellness Show; 10:00PM-6:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre East, Exhibit Halls B & C (999 Canada Place Way), downtown Vancouver
$14.50; other pricing in effect
The West Coast’s largest trade show devoted to helping you live your very best life.  This year’s show includes exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations on a diverse range of health and wellness topics.  There are 5 stages featuring fitness demonstrations, Wellness Workshops, Women and Wellness Presentations, Living Well Seminars, and the incredibly popular Celebrity Chef Stage, featuring executive chefs from Acorn, Graze, Tojo’s and The Parker.  Gymnastics BC are back, offering a guided circuit for children of all ages to try, and entire sections dedicated to tea, natural beauty, and an expanded gluten-free section… just to name a few. On from February 14-16.

Olympic Cheering Centre; time varies @ Cascades Lounge, Pan Pacific Hotel (999 Canada Place), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
The Cascades Lounge has all your Olympic coverage sorted! Stop in anytime from February 7-23 to sample the special Olympic-themed menu, watch the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, pose with an official 2010 Olympic torch, and relive the memories of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Wear your Red Mittens and be entered to win a nights accommodation at the hotel!

Vancouver Urban Winery Sunday School | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Urban Winery

Vancouver Urban Winery Sunday School #302: France vs. The New World; 7:00PM-10:00PM @ Vancuver Urban Winery (55 Dunlevy Ave), Vancouver
$40; 19+ only
The mother country of all-things-wine squares off against New World wines.  Prep yourself for the Vancouver International Wine Festival (the theme country this year is France) through this blind tasting.  Doors open at 6:00PM.  Call 604.566.9463 or email info@vancouverurbanwinery.com for tickets.

Ice Skating at Robson Square; 9:00AM-9:00PM @ Robson Square, downtown Vancouver
Free admission; skate rentals $4
Renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun! Celebrate winter in style with free skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Bring cash for rentals and concession stand purchases. Daily through February 28th.

 


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