The events listed below are from 2020. Unfortunately there isn’t much happening in January 2021. We recommend you visit our Events Calendar to see what events we have managed to uncover for January 2021. We will get back to updating our monthly event guides as soon as the Public Health orders are lifted and more events happen around Metro Vancouver.


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 2020. 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!

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 4 & 5 and Jan 11 & 12). Many of the events are fundraisers for local organizations so please come prepared to make a cash donation.

Cineplex Flashback Film Festival starts Jan 10 and runs until the end of March. Catch old classics such as Airplane! Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight for just $6.99 per person.

Do you need to live a gluten-free life? If so you don’t want to miss the Gluten Free Expo happening at the Vancouver Convention Centre Jan 11 & 12.

The gastronomic event everyone looks forward to returns January 20th. Dine Out Vancouver runs Jan 17 – Feb 2. Restaurants around Vancouver are offering up 3-course menus for $15, $25, $35, 0r $45 per person.

Experience the rich French-Canadian culture that made Fort Langley so vibrant. The annual Vive Les Voyageurs festival returns to the Fort Langley National Historic Site January 25 & 26. Kids are FREE with a paying adult.

Parents and kids will enjoy the Vancouver Motorcycle Show (Jan 24-26) at Abbotsford’s Tradex. Kids aged 6-12 can learn how to ride the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle (15 minutes per participant). The littler kids can take part in test riding a Strider Bike, all while improving and developing fundamental bike-handling skills.

Lunar New Year is celebrated on January 25. Welcome the Year of the Rat with lucky red envelopes, lion dances, and more. Check out the Family Fun Vancouver Lunar New Year Guide.

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.

Finish off January with a visit to the Pacific Agriculture Show (Jan 30 – Feb 1). When my kids were smaller, they loved checking out all the HUGE farm machinery.