What’s Happening in February? Family Friendly Events in Metro Vancouver

Curious about events happening in Vancouver & across the Lower Mainland during the month of February? Enjoy our month-at-a-glance listing of ongoing events happening across Metro Vancouver in the 2019 edition of February.

What's Happening in February?

Presented by Flight of the Dragon at FlyOver Canada

I’ve never understood people’s lack of enthusiasm for February (and it isn’t just because I’m a February-baby). There is so much going on! Mark your calendars for Groundhog Day (Feb 2nd), Chinese New Year (Feb 5), Family Day (Feb 18th – the holiday moved a week later this year) and Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th). There are also a few other notable and/or funny days in February: Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast (1st Saturday in February aka Feb 2nd this year), Superbowl Sunday (Feb 3rd), and Umbrella Day (Feb 10th). See, lots of reasons to jump out of bed smiling in February!

Not only are there reasons to get excited about specific days but there are a multitude of events you should add to your February-bucket-list:

Flight of the Dragon at FlyOver Canada (until Feb 24): Enjoy an awesome 2:1 deal at FlyOver Canada! Start your journey following a mythical dragon guiding you over China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery during Flight of the Dragon. Then, stay seated and take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, a thrilling flight ride that takes you from east to west across Canada. Both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents and mist. TWO 4D experiences for the cost of 1!

Flashback Film Festival (Feb 1 – 28): The Cineplex Flashback Film Fest, Canada’s only coast to coast film festival, is bringing action, sci-fi, and comedy favourites back to the big screen every month. Enjoy Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (Feb 1 – 14) and Being John Malkovich (Feb 15 – 28). Tickets are only $6.99 each!

Winter Wander (Feb 2): For just $5 you can visit Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and the City of Vancouver Archives. Even better? Kids under 5 are FREE!

Dine Out Vancouver Festival (concludes Feb 3): Have you taken advantage of the great deals in many restaurants across Metro Vancouver? The annual event concludes on February 3rd. Don’t delay & get your reservation. Delicious meals at only $15, $25, $35 and $45 per person.

Vancouver Boat Show (Feb 6 – 10): moved from January to February! But the event still happens at BC Place and Granville Island. If you purchase your tickets online kids under 16 years are FREE.

 

LunarFest (Feb 9 -10): 2019 is the Year of the Pig. LunarFest returns to the newly renovated plaza at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Hot Chocolate Festival (concludes Feb 14): How many gourmet hot chocolate creations have you sampled? None?! Well don’t delay the annual Hot Chocolate Festival ends on Valentine’s Day and the offerings are AMAZING! While the majority of the participants are in Vancouver, there are places in North Van, West Van, and Burnaby as well.

Kids Take Over UBC (Feb 17): For too long, UBC has been run by adults. It’s time for kids to rule at this fun-filled arts festival for kids and families.

Family Day (Feb 18): Family Day has permanently moved back one week, so BC lines up with the rest of the country! The family-focussed celebrations happen all weekend long. Check out our massive guide to Family Day events happening around Metro Vancouver.

Metamorphosis by World of Puppets (Feb 24): This wonderful family show from Iceland depicts the constantly changing nature of our existence and our perception. Nothing remains the way it seems, as it does not matter what we see but how we see it. The cast consists of the most intricate marionettes and rod puppets carved of wood, as well as unforgettable characters created simply with silk scarves and the hands and feet of the puppeteer.

Robson Square Ice Rink (concludes Feb 28): Bring your skates and helmet and enjoy a FREE skate on Vancouver’s only outdoor skating arena.

Be sure to visit our calendar for current events happening in your community. Have a fantastic February everyone!

FlyOver Canada Flight of the Dragon

 

FlyOver Canada is proud to present “Flight of the Dragon”for the 5th year. Until February 24th guests will experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver admission price! First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery during Flight of the Dragon. Then, stay seated and take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, a thrilling flight ride that takes you from east to west across Canada. Both rides incorporate state of the art special effects including wind, scents and mist.

Children must be at least 102cm (40″) to enter FlyOver Canada. It is recommended that you pre-purchase your tickets online where you will receive a discounted ticket price and ensure your spot on the attraction.

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