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Great Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend:January 24 to 26, 2020

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

Take a look what is on in and around Vancouver during this weekend of January, including free fun family activities, live music, arts, theatre, festivals and sports events.

Festivals, Events, and Family Activities:

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Sail with a pirate adventure! It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Ryder will need all paws on deck as he and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their heroic pirate pup friends to save the day and find the pirate treasure before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! Details

When: January 22, 2020

Where: Abbotsford Centre

When: January 24 to 26, 2020

Where: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Prices: $28 – $165+charges

Annual Divers’ Weekend

Celebrate the 21st anniversary of Divers’ Weekend at the Vancouver Aquarium. This event offers Ocean Lovers an opportunity to take an in-depth look at the fascinating underwater world. Divers and non-divers alike enjoy riveting dive demonstrations, intriguing exhibits, and informative presentations, inspiring them to explore and protect our vast oceans.

When: January 25th and 26th, 2020 | 10AM – 5PM

Where:The Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Price: Regular Admission

Lunar Fest Vancouver

The new year is a chance to rise up to new challenges and look forward to better opportunities. There are hundreds of ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year through various cultures and customs.

The multicultural fabric that encompases our Canadian society is beautiful and worth celebrating. A teepee and yurt at LunarFest? All of our cultures are much more connected than they appear.

When: January 25 to 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Where: Art Gallery Plaza, Vancouver

Price: Free

Vive les voyageurs French-Canadian Festival

Shake off the winter blues and kick up your heels at our 11th annual French-Canadian winter festival! Enjoy interactive cultural experiences from Métis dancers to maple taffy and so much more.

Join us to celebrate the importance of trappers, interpreters who helped shape the history of this site.

When: January 25 & 26, 2020 | 10 AM to 5 PM

Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, Mavis Avenue, Langley

Price: Regular Admission

Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade

The Chinese New Year Parade will return for the 47th time on Jan 26, 2020. This event of Vancouver’s Chinatown will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands.

When: Sunday, January 25, 2020 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Millennium Gate on Pender Street to Keefer Street

Price: Free

Year of the Rat Temple Fair

Ring in the Lunar New Year at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Join us after the Spring Festival Parade in Chinatown to warm up and continue the festivities. Come and enjoy traditional crafts and activities, live music performances, tea tastings, a calligraphy contest, and more.

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 11 AM – 4 PM

Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Price: Free

Canyon Lights

Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.

When: Through January 26, 2020

Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Price: Regular Admission

River District Lunar New Year Celebrations

River District is hosting its annual Lunar New Year Celebration, with traditional lion dance performances at the Town Centre starting at 11AM to bring good luck and fortune to individuals and businesses. There will be lucky red envelopes, fortune cookies, lunar new year themed drink tastings inside Everything Wine, fried rice and sweet treats by Westminster Savings, a herbal tea station at River District physio and more!

When: Saturday January 25, 2020 | 11 AM – 2 PM

Where: River District Town Centre, Sawmill Crescent & River District Crossing River District Neighbourhood Centre, 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver

Price: Free

More Family Activities

1. Vancouver Public Library holds plenty of fun events throughout the year.

Have fun times for free!

2. See a movie.

Cineplex Family Favourites: Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99.

3. Vancouver Art Gallery offers FREE admission for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Sundays at the Gallery offers a unique art experience for children and their families to have free and regular access to all of the Gallery’s exhibitions as well as the Weekly Family Programs, which feature family-geared programming that explores themes and activities related to the current exhibitions.

4. Museum Tots

This program, geared toward children ages 2 – 5, explores the museum world of learning through play, crafts, dance, and games.

Saturdays | 11 AM –12 PM @ The Maritime Museum of BC

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