There’s snow time like February, are we right? And with snow quite literally in the forecast this week, we’re going to have some fun around the city! Whether you’re embracing the colder temperatures or trying to avoid them, we’ve got options for everyone.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Vancouver this week.

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

We were super excited to hear about this brand new experience starting up this week! For almost all of February, the Capilano Suspension Bridge will rework the classic Canyon Lights into Love Lights. You’ve probably already guessed, but get ready for a Valentine’s Day theme.

When: Starts Friday, February 4th
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $54.95 (same price as an annual pass)

Go Cross-Country Skiing

While snowshoeing is a toss-up for the best place to go, cross-country skiing has a clear-cut winner in Metro Vancouver. Cypress Mountain boasts some of the best, and most popular, cross-country trails in all of Canada. Head out during the day for a fun expedition, or, enjoy the 7.5km of lit trails at night!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $25+

Polygon Gallery

For our last pick on the North Shore, definitely leave some time to check out this admission-by-donation art gallery! There are two exhibitions this week, a solo one from acclaimed Vancouver artist Steven Shearer, and a group show focusing on Indigenous artists and narrative.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: By donation

Dine Out Vancouver

It’s gone by in a flash, and you’re running out of time to check out Dine Out! This massive, city-wide food fest wraps up on Monday, and if you’re scrambling to pick the places to try out, we’ve gone ahead and listed some of our very best picks this year.

When: Ends Monday, January 31st
Where: All around Vancouver
Cost: $20+

Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest

On the flip side, those looking for a great beverage this week will easily find one during Hot Chocolate Fest! Much like Dine Out, the variety can get overwhelming quickly, so we’re here to help! Click the link above for the options that stood out the most to us.

When: On throughout the week
Where: All around Metro Vancouver

PuSh Festival

This long-running celebration of performance art has opted for a hybrid setup this year, which means you can check something out in person or stream it from the comfort of your own home.

When: Events throughout the week
Where: In-person and virtual events
Cost: Varies

Vancouver Short Film Festival

Speaking of virtual options, we’ve got the Vancouver Short Film Festival going on all week long! Focusing on short films from all across Canada, the festival combines a wide variety of genres, ranging from comedy to horror to sci-fi. Opt-in for a single program, or indulge with a full pass!

When: On throughout the week
Where: Online
Cost: $8+

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

To try and sum up the legacy and impact that Sidney Poitier left would be pointless. Instead, we’re merely going to suggest you check out one of his best-known movies, in which he stars opposite Katherine Hepburn. The film may be a little dated by modern standards, but even still, its depiction of interracial marriage was groundbreaking for 1967.

When: Tuesday, February 1st
Where: 1660 East Broadway
Cost: $13 for GA

Robson Square Ice Rink

Those looking to enjoy the city’s outdoor options should head to the Robson Square Ice Rink, which has returned after a hiatus last year. The ever-popular downtown location ensures that this is going to be busy throughout the winter, so make sure to try and get there outside of peak hours for the best experience.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: Free to access

The Lantern City

Although this is technically a part of LunarFest, it’s big enough that it deserves its own mention. With installations happening at both Granville Island and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), The Lantern City brings together artists from all around Asia as well as local ones, making it a great option for those looking for some outside art.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Granville Island and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square
Cost: Free

Those are our picks this go-around, Vancouver!