February always brings an unusual mix of events and things to do, mainly because we’re still sitting squarely in Winter, so the ski hills are very active, but Spring is starting to show signs of arriving here on the coast. It’s also the month to celebrate love AND also to celebrate laughter. If you’re looking for something to do in Vancouver, as a visitor or as a resident, here’s our handy guide to everything you need to know:
HIT THE POWDER
Between Whistler, Seymour, Cypress, and Grouse Mountain, you’re never too far away from some of the best skiing in Canada. Slightly increased rainfall at this time of year means there’s more snow on the mountains and you can expect a steady fall of fresh powder to help you shred up those slopes. If you book your stay with stayvancouverhotels.com, you can even receive free lift tickets to Grouse Mountain until the end of March! Learn more.
LAUGH UNTIL IT HURTS
Throughout the month of February, Just for Laughs Vancouver brings some of the top comedians from around the world to our fair city to deliver their hilarious views on life, love, and everything in between. Taking place at various venues around the city, you can see top headliners such as Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, and Margaret Cho. Tickets are available on the Just for Laughs Vancouver website. Learn more.
GET ARTSY WITH VMF
The VMF Winter Arts Festival takes place from February 16th-26th and transforms downtown Vancouver into an open-air gallery full of exhibits and entertainment. Live music, dance, music, food, drink, pop-up parties, and more can be expected from this third annual event that’s sure to light up Vancouver. The festival aims to highlight the culture and art of the diverse communities of our city and province, creating an inclusive event that celebrates the arts. More information can be found on the Winter Arts Festival website. Learn more.
HAPPILY DROWN IN HOT CHOCOLATE
The 13th annual hot chocolate festival comes to Vancouver! While it started back in January, it runs until February 14th and features artisan-created hot chocolate from 66 vendors at 95 different locations throughout Vancouver. Do you believe there’s only one type of hot chocolate? This festival plans to prove you wrong with 143 different flavors and styles of hot chocolate on offer. View the full list of locations. Learn more.
Celebrate love, hot chocolate, and amazing skiing and boarding in Vancouver this month. And while you’re at it, be sure to book your stay with stayvancouverhotels.com. Not only will you receive the best prices on hotels, but you’ll also have your choice of amazing promotional gifts including lift passes to Grouse Mountain, free tickets, and a variety of gift cards! Learn more.