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EVENTS AROUND TOWN  -    February 2015


February 16, 19, 23, 2015
Snowshoe Seymour Watershed
Mount Seymour
Enjoy a moderately strenuous, 3.5 hour snowshoe tour around First Lake.  Learn about local plants and animals, and the role of these mountains in the collection and storage of your drinking water. 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM,  604-432-6359,

February 16 - 22, 2015
Heritage Week 2015 - Vancouver
Heritage BC is proud to announce the new theme for Heritage Week 2015 in British Columbia - Main Street: At The Heart of the Community. The week kicks off with the national Heritage Day designated by Heritage Canada The National Trust.
Hundreds of communities, large and small, enjoy downtown Main Streets with historic buildings. We recognize heritage as a vital asset to attract tourists, stimulate investment and provide a rich and lively setting for a vibrant mix of social and commercial exchange. Various Locations,


February 18 - 22, 2015
BC Home and Garden Show 2015
BC Place Stadium,

February 19 - 20, 2015
2015 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations - Richmond
River Rock is bringing in this special Year of the Goat with a spectacular FREE event with an 80 member performance team of 9 lions and a dragon to ring in the New Year. Don't miss out on this amazing event and experience the culture of authentic costumes, traditional music and ceremonial practice of eye dotting the new baby lions! For more information on all the fantastic Lunar Year celebrations happening at River Rock Casino Resort visit our website.

February 19, 2015
Lunar New Year Celebrations 2015 - Richmond
From extravagant multi-course feasts at acclaimed Chinese restaurants to poignant spiritual celebrations at the largest Chinese Buddhist temple in North America, it's easy to see why USA Today declared Richmond, BC as one of the top places to celebrate Chinese New Year. With more residents of Chinese ancestry than any other Canadian city, Richmond's extensive two-week Chinese New Year celebrations offer visitors an authentic taste of traditional Lunar New Year festivities - minus the jetlag. Thousands will flock to Richmond's Golden Village on February 19 to welcome 2015, the Year of the Sheep, with fireworks, live music, countdowns, Chinese flower and gift fairs, colourful lion and dragon dances and, of course, delicious authentic food. Gung Hay Fat Choy! The Golden Village.

February 20,2015
LunarFest celebrates Lunar New Year showcasing Asian arts and culture in a two-day festival! This year the festival features a Parade of Dragon Dances from Taiwan, and an exhibition of the World?s Little Shepherds, an outdoor installation including hundreds of sheep helping us ring in the Year of the Sheep! From mouth-watering Dumpling Fest to the Great Wall of Lanterns, Meeting of Drums, and Lunar arts and crafts, LunarFest has got something for everyone!

February 21,2015
Stories by the Campfire
Cozy up to a campfire, listen to storytellers and bake some bannock. Bring a mug,please. Meet across from the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, app. 2km north of 96th Ave. Information: 604-530-4983
Presented by Metro Vancouver and Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association.
Drop In
All Ages

February 27 to March 1, 2015
Festival du Bois - Coquitlam
Festival du Bois is synonymous with traditions, highlighting the French-Canadian pioneering heritage and the strength of the community today - a vibrant and cosmopolitan centre with connections across Canada and beyond. This Festival successfully combines a world-caliber music festival with an entertaining and affordable family-friendly community celebration. With 10,000 + visitors gathered for a three-day festival, the event remains the largest francophone event west of the Rockies. Every year, it gives the community the opportunity to share and take part in celebrating the heritage and traditions of its French Canadian culture. The event elevates the community's sense of pride where younger and older generation find their place in the cultural mosaic.
1046 Brunette Ave.,

February 27 to March 1, 2015
Pet Lover Show - Abbotsford
Western Canada's largest pet show, the Pet Lover Show, returns to Abbotsford's TRADEX. The highly anticipated third annual event will host fun, educational seminars and exhibitors showcasing thousands of the newest products and services from the pet industry.

February 28, 2015
Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour at BC Place Stadium


Ongoing to February 28, 2015
Robson Square Ice Rink Open for Free Skating
The Government of British Columbia’s Robson Square Ice Rink, located in downtown Vancouver will be open all through the Christmas Holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Skating is free with your own skates, otherwise, rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks. The Robson Square Ice Rink is open until February 28, 2014.  For more information about events at the Robson Square Ice Rink visit










 December 1 - 24, 2011

Venture into a world of Elves, legends and fantasy and bring back the traditional magic of Christmas! Explore the many interactive, rustic scenes and buildings that make up NORTH POLE BC, nestled in the scenic foothills of North Maple Ridge. Your elf-guided plus free-to-roam adventure will include: Stories and fun with Mrs. Claus ~ A visit to the Toy Inventor ~ Decorate a Gingerbread Man in the Bakery ~ Plus many more NEW scenes & activities for this season! The highlight of your minimum 2 hour stay will be a private family visit with Santa in his cozy cottage. Open daily November 26th through till December 24th. For family or group bookings, corporate Christmas events plus loads of other information, visit our web site. Pre-booking is required for all visits! 1.604.898.9000

December 1 - 31, 2011

The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain. Bring your family to Santa's Workshop and meet reindeer, or take a sleigh-ride through our mystical alpine forest.  You can also experience the tranquil beauty of skating on our 8,000 square foot mountaintop Ice Skating Pond, surrounded by snow-topped trees.

December 1 - 31, 2011

Bright Nights in Stanley Park. It will be hard to avoid feeling the Christmas spirit amidst the over 1 million twinkling lights that transform the forest, train & Children's Farmyard. Explore the woodland paths leading to enchanting, animated displays & holiday sounds. This event is a fundraiser for the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Closed Christmas Day.

December 1, 2011 to February 26, 2012

Public Ice Skating at Robson Square - Vancouver.  Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Robson Square was British Columbia's home for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This winter, Robson Square Ice Rink will be open for free public skating from Noon to 9 pm every day. Rentals are available.

December 3 - 23, 2011

Carol Ships Parade Of Lights Festival at Harbour Cruises - Vancouver.  Join Vancouver's unique celebration of the Holiday: The Carol Ships Parade of Lights Festival at Harbour Cruises. Harbour Cruises offers the most extensive and festive selection of Carol Ship departures in Vancouver. We are proud to continue our tradition of providing live Christmas carollers to lead you in all the Yuletide favourites. Enjoy professionally prepared holiday menus.

December 5 - 17, 2011

2011 marks the 21st annual Christmas in Williams Park.  Enjoy our scenic drive-thru light display from December 5-15, 6;00-9:00pm.  On December 16 & 17, join us as we walk and celebrate the festive holiday season with entertainment, horse and carriage rides, face painting, pony rides, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as food and hot drinks.  The nights are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.  Free shuttle service is available from the parking areas. Williams Park – located on the corner of 238th and 68th Ave in Langley; 604.533.6090 EXT. 5105

December 9, 2011 to January 2, 2012

VanDusen Botanical Garden presents The Festival of Lights. 5251 Oak Street,

December 19 - 31, 2011

Heritage Holiday at the Fort. Gather with family and friends at Fort Langley – all decked in lights and greenery for the holiday season. Make a Christmas craft, take a site tour and enjoy a warm drink by the fire. Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Avenue) is open daily from 10:00AM – 5:00PM (closed December 25–26 & January 1) Regular admission. Free to Annual Pass Holders

January 1, 2012

Polar Bear Swim 2012 (92nd Annual). The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club is one of the largest and oldest Polar Bear Clubs in the world. Its initial swim was in 1920 when a small number of hardy swimmers took the plunge into English Bay on New Year's Day. Led by their founder, Peter Pantages, the swim has grown from around 10 swimmers in that year to the new record of 2,246 official entries set in 2011. Today, the swim takes place at 2:30pm on the first day of each new year. Costumes and the Peter Pantages Memorial 100 yard swim race are the highlights of this event. To be a club member you must register before the swim -- it's free. Registration takes place in front of the English Bay Bathhouse from 12:30pm - 2:30pm each New Year's Day. You may also register by clipping out the coupon in The Province and presenting it at the registration desk the day of the swim. Prizes are drawn from all registrations. 




 February 17, 2012
Go out of this world during this Pro-D Day of the Arts! Kids from Kindergarten to grade 5 can mold and shape aliens from clay, explore space and meet alien life through drama games, play cosmic beats on Japanese Taiko drums, draw & paint a sleek flying machine, build a 3D environmental space station and more. To view the full time-table and class descriptions, visit or pick up a brochure at Place des Arts. Registration may be done by phone at 604.664.1636, online or in person at 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam.