Things to do in Vancouver – February

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February Events and Attractions in Vancouver

Vancouver is buzzing in February with the final week of Dine Out Vancouver, NHL home games, and the BC Family Day holiday weekend. Check out our list below for our favourite happenings and the best things to do in the month.

Hot Chocolate Festival
Jan. 14 – Feb 14
Back for its 13th year, the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest is more delicious than ever. With 145 flavours of hot chocolate and 95 participating restaurant locations to visit, it’s the perfect way to warm up your day.
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LunarFest Vancouver
Jan. 20 – Feb. 20
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! With events happening throughout the month, be sure to visit The Lantern City locations to view the stunning outdoor displays.
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Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Jan. 20 – Feb. 5
A beloved annual festival, more than 350 Vancouver restaurants, wineries, and craft breweries are offering fixed-price multi-course menus between $20 – $65.
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Just For Laughs Vancouver
Feb. 16 – 25
Western Canada’s biggest comedy festival is back! Just For Laughs Vancouver, in association with SiriusXM Canada, is the perfect event for comedy lovers to see international comedians and local talent all in one city. This year’s festival features The Office Ladies, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jonathan Van Ness, and many more.  
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Vancouver Canucks Games 
Feb. 13, 15, 18 & 25
Cheer for the hometeam or root for the challenger at an exciting Canucks NHL game at Roger’s Area. They’ll take on Detroit, New York, Philly, and Boston at home in February.  
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Creme de la Creme Wedding Showcase
Feb. 19 
The premier Vancouver wedding showcase returns to Fairmont Hotel Vancouver featuring a haute couture fashion show, trendsetting designs, and a curated showcase of products and services. A must-attend for anyone planning to say, “I do.” in 2023 or 2024. 
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Robson Square Ice Skating
Now – Feb. 28 
Robson Square’s covered outdoor skating rink is open for the season and is just a three-minute walk from the hotel. Admission is free, and if you don’t have your own skates or want to leave them at home, skates are available to rent at the rink for $5/pair. The rink will also feature theme nights that are open to people of all ages, February’s themes include Tropical Night, Country Night, Electric Neon Night, and Around the World Night.  
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