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22 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (January 18-20)

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From motorcycle shows to hot chocolate festivals, here are 22 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, January 18

Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver
Photo: Katrin Gilger / Flickr

About: The annual restaurant and food festival will showcase flavours from across the world beginning January 18th and runs until February 3rd.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Surrey International Lantern Festival

About: Hosted by the Canadian Sichuan Chamber of Commerce, the festival is described as a “large-scale cultural event”.
Cost: $12 – $79.95
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights Tour
Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

About: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are being transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Cost: Free – $46.95
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vancouver Motorcycle Show

About: This show will feature all new 2019 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, and experts will be on-site to answer all questions.
Cost: Free – $40
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Glow Christmas Light Garden & Market

About: Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play with under their twinkling lights. Glow’s playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while the illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos.
Cost: Free – $71.99
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Harrison Hot Springs Winter Light Festival

Harrison Hot Springs
Photo: Harrison Hot Springs

About: Harrison Hot Springs is going to overflow with holiday cheer this year with a new winter light festival called Lights on the Lake, the Christmas Tree Trail, a Cabin Style New Year’s celebration and much more!
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Lights at Lafarge

About: The route will take visitors through a dazzling 1.2 kilometres of festive lights with ten themed zones. This family-friendly event is free to attend and is located near the Lafarge Lake SkyTrain station.
Cost: Free
Time: Dusk – 11:00 p.m.

Vancouver Challenge Cup

About: Couples from Canada and the United States gather once a year to the Hellenic Centre to compete in dances like the Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha and many more.
Cost: $45 – $55
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Ice Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink


About: Skating is free for all ages. Those who own their own skates are welcome to use them. Skate rentals are $5 and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Italian Brewery + Culinary Tour

About: Hop on tour with Vancouver Brewery Tours to celebrate the best of Italian culture, cuisine and of course, craft beers!
Cost: $99
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Vin Van Long Table Wine Pop-Up

About: The dinner will take place in a beautiful warehouse space in Mount Pleasant and will showcase Latin American wines (think Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the up-and-coming Patagonia wine region) paired with dishes created by Vancouver chefs Michael Varga and Eugene Cheng.
Cost: $100
Time: 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, January 19


Karen Flamenco Dance CompanyAbout: Come and experience live flamenco by the Karen Flamenco Dance Company dancers as they perform their latest production “Pinocchio” – the quirky story about a puppet who longs to be real.
Cost: $12
Time: 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Colter Wall

About: Country-folk singer-songwriter Colter Wall performs at the Commodore Ballroom.
Cost: $29.50
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Vancouver eventsAbout: Running from January 19th – February 14th, 2019, the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival offers up endless treats and drinks.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Vive les Voyageurs Festival

About: Tap your feet to the beat of French-Canadian music at Fort Langley National Historic Site’s annual Vive les Voyageurs Festival. Enliven your senses with the traditional foods, music and culture of the 19th century French-Canadian and Métis fur traders.
Cost: Free – $7.80
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hawaii Day

About: Pacific Arts Market will be setting up a tiki bar, snacks, music, and a meet and greet with several local artists and craftspeople.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Occupying Chinatown

vancouver chinatown
Photo: HappyBarbers / 604 Now Flickr Pool

About: An artist talk will feature Paul Wong and panelists from the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and collaborating artists of past 身在唐人街/Occupying Chinatown projects.
Cost: Free
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Veg Speed Date Vancouver

About: Veg Speed Date is exclusively for vegan & vegetarian singles across North America. Since February 2017, they have been putting on speed dating events across the United States and Canada.
Cost: $30 – $40
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Shakespeare After Dark

About: Shakespeare After Dark is the highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief.
Cost: $12
Time: 10:30 p.m.


Sunday, January 20

Lunar Eclipse at MacMillan Space Centre

MacMillan Space CentreAbout: The HR MacMillan Space Centre will be staying open late for you to witness the Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse!
Cost: $8.50 – $41
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

21st Century Flea Market

About: Come out and find retro furnishings, jewelry, antiques, dolls & toys, books, shabby chic decor and much more.
Cost: $5
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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