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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This February

From offbeat Valentine’s Day dates to a wine festival, discover the top activities in Vancouver this month.


Boots & Babes Ball

Boots & Babes Ball

Dust off your cowboy boots and practise your two-step for a night of live country music by Madeleine Merlo and Shawn Austin at the Commodore Ballroom.

February 14

After Hours

After Hours

Otherworldly anemones provide a romantic backdrop at the Vancouver Aquarium for (liquor-licensed) under-the-sea canoodling. Little Mermaid fans, mark your calendars with a heart.

February 14


Circle Game

Photo: Tyler Branston

Circle Game

If folk ballads are your love songs of choice, this reinterpretation of Joni Mitchell’s treasured tunes, performed on the Birch Building stage at Capilano University, will give you all the feels.

February 14


Ubuntu Canteen

Photo: Sam Kelly

Happy Meals

A kid-friendly restaurant with an adult-friendly vibe? Sounds like fairy-tale fodder, but Fraser Street’s new Ubuntu Canteen even has a kiddie play area and stroller parking, so you can dine happily ever after.

Food & Drink

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Photo: Christine McAvoy

Grape Expectations

Featuring over 1,500 wines from 15 countries – including Nk’Mip Cellars, North America’s first Indigenous-owned winery – the 41st edition of the Vancouver International Wine Festival is an oenophile’s dream. In addition to public tastings, winery dinners and seminars, this year’s fest includes a blowout Bacchanalia Gala on February 23, featuring a five-course wine-paired meal.

February 23–March 3