10 fun and exciting things to do in Metro Vancouver this week (February 12-16)

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Love is in the air and Metro Vancouver has plenty going on this week to help you celebrate your significant other and other loved ones in your life. Here are 10 fun and exciting things to do in Metro Vancouver this week.


Things to do in Metro Vancouver

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park


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About: Love Lights returns to Capilano Suspension Bridge from February 2 to 25, 2024, letting you take your date night to great heights with Valentine’s-themed lights.

The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk’s Arc de Lumina and Park will all feature Valentine’s-themed lighting experiences and activities that will dazzle and amaze romantics of all ages.

Date: February 2 to 25, 2024
Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Time: 10am to 8pm
Tickets: Various prices

Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

About: Nothing like warming up with a good cup of hot chocolate when it’s cold outside. This is the ultimate opportunity to explore some of the city’s best hot chocolate spots and discover new cafes.

Date: January 13 to February 14, 2024
Location: 95 participating locations across Metro Vancouver

Robson Square Ice Rink

About: Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver (800 Robson Street), this magical experience is perfect for the entire family.

Date: December 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024
Address: Robosn Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Time: 9am to 9pm
Cost: $5 skate rentals

Lights by Lafarge

About: Visitors get to walk through the 1.2 km pathway around Lafarge Lake that gets transformed into a winter wonderland. Awe-inspiring seasonal lights and beautiful displays will definitely get you and the entire family in the holiday spirit.

Date: Open until end of February 2024
Location: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Tickets: FREE

The Shipyards Skate Plaza

About: Come skate at Metro Vancouver’s largest outdoor skating rink! The skate plaza offers daily skating, as well as free helmets and skate aides

Date: December 1, 2023 to March 3, 2024
Location: The Shipyards – 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Time: Various times
Tickets: $17

Vancouver Winter Pride Festival

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About: The Vancouver Winter Pride Festival returns this winter from February 2 to 24. A range of events  will be held across the city including an all-ages community skating event, their signature Winter Pride dance and costume party, and much more!

Date: February 2 to 24, 2024
Location: Various locations across Vancouver
Time: Various times
Tickets: Various prices

East Van Dumpling Fest Crawl

About: Experience different restaurants and tastes that may include Chinese dumplings, to Italian gnocchi, Nepalese momos to Mexican empanadas, dessert dumplings and more! Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event.

Date: February 2 to 25, 2024
Location: Various locations
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Tickets: $79 per person

Whistler Blackcomb’s Fire & Ice Show

About: Head up to Whistler this winter to see a spectacular display of skills and cultural sharing. World-class athletes jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire to the beats of a live DJ. Learn about the legend of Spo7ez, a village shared by the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation and see a performance by world champion hoop dancer, Alex Wells.

The show will be held every Sunday until March 12th, 2024.

Date: December 31, 2023 to March 12, 2024
Location: Skier’s Plaza in Whistler Village (base of Whistler and Excalibur Gondolas)
Time: 7pm
Tickets: FREE

Just For Laughs

Just For Laughs

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About: Just For Laughs Vancouver is coming back with an amazing collection of comedy shows taking place across Vancouver from February 15 to 24. Just For Laughs Vancouver 2024 is being headlined by Bill Burr, Ronny Chieng and Wanda Sykes. As the biggest name announced, Bill Burr will be performing at Rogers Arena on February 23, 2024. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked the 55-year-old comedian 17th on their list of the “50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time”.

Date: February 15 to 24, 2024
Location: Various venues
Time: Various times
Tickets: Various prices

Lion Dance at Metropolis at Metrotown

About: Metrotown’s annual Lion Dance ceremony will start in the Grand Court at 10am, then tour the mall with the Lion as he performs in front of participating retailers!

Date: February 14, 2024
Location: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Vancouver
Time: 10am

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