January can seem like a bit of a let-down following the insanity that is December. Keep the fun flowing & make loads of memories with your family…there is lots to do around Metro Vancouver during the 1st month of 2022. If you are looking for more ideas, the Family Fun Vancouver calendar is always being updated so be sure to have a look. Also, each weekend we put together a list of events happening around the city. Our weekend round up gets published on Wednesdays (unless life happens and then it comes out on Thursdays). Have a great January everyone!

The Robson Square Ice Rink is open for FREE skating until the end of January. Bring your skates and hit the ice! Don’t own skates? No problem, you can rent them onsite.

If you haven’t disposed of your tree yet, don’t fear. There are a TON of Christmas tree chipping events happening the first two weekends in January (Jan 1 & 2 and Jan 8 & 9. Many of the events are fundraisers for local organizations so please come prepared to make a cash donation.

Imagine Picasso continues to dazzle visitors until January 8. Imagine Picasso brings paintings from his Blue and Rose periods together with his Cubism works, which are the more well-known pieces he created. Picass is believed to be one of the most prolific artists of all time, producing more than 65,000 pieces of art ranging from paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and ceramics.

The gastronomic event everyone looks forward to returns on January 14th. Dine Out Vancouver runs Jan 14 – 31. Restaurants around Vancouver are offering up 3-course menus for $15, $25, $35, 0r $45 per person.

You are invited to a Celebration of Robbie Burns concert (January 15). Place des Arts is hosting their annual celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robbie Burns! Fiddler Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn and a special guest piper feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs and poems.

For 17 years January 27th has marked Family Literacy Day across Canada. Our local libraries are hosting a number of events. Some happen on the 27th, others happen on the weekends surrounding Family Literacy Day. All of the events are free and encourage reading together as a family.

Harlem Globetrotters (Jan 26): With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequalled on-court fan interaction, you don’t want to miss the Harlem Globetrotters at the Pacific Coliseum.