Well, Vancouver, we’re in for quite a chilly (and snowy) weekend. So while we’re excited about the month ahead, we’re tempted to hide out somewhere cozy until the blast of winter weather blows over. Luckily, we’ve got a mix of art exhibits, jazz nights, and live events to toss your way that will be more exciting than spending the entire weekend on your couch. We’ll get right to it: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (February 24-26).

As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic


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This weekend, the Polygon Gallery is hosting a curated exhibit by Elliott Ramsey celebrating the Black community and identities in Canada. The As We Rise exhibit features more than 100 photographs from the Wedge Collection – the largest privately owned collection championing Black artists in the country.

From African diasporic culture to the civil rights movement, the new exhibit (organized by Aperture) will feature powerful photography by a number of talented artists.

When: February 24th to May 14th
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: By donation

Sponsored: Get discounted Y2Play Passes for the 2023-2024 seasons at Grouse Mountain

The season of savings has begun thanks to Grouse Mountain the limited-time offer it has on discounted Y2Play Passes for the 23-24 ski season. With the purchase of the pass, you’ll get $500 of extra value in free ski days, 40% off amazing mountain resorts, and a wild 50% off an annual mountain pass to use year-round. Don’t miss out on this deal!

When: Now until March 14th
Where: Purchase it online here

See some local art


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Thankfully for art lovers, there are plenty of museums and art galleries in Vancouver offering free admission to their exhibits year-round. And while the list is by no means complete, we think this is a solid place to start if you’re looking to get into the local art scene.

Where: See our picks above


The dynamic Dutch EDM production and DJ duo (Marlon Flohr & Ralph van Hilst) are taking center stage at the Harbour Convention Centre on Saturday, February 25th – which means you’ll definitely need your dancing shoes.

When: Saturday, February 25th
Where: 760 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $31.04

Canucks versus the Bruins

On Saturday, February 25th, the Canucks are playing against the Boston Bruins. Cheer on your team & have a great time while you’re at it!

When: Saturday, February 25th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way

Thrift some vintage fits

From Community Thrift to Mintage Mall, to all the hidden gems in between, here are some fantastic places to peruse if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe with some cool vintage finds this month.

Where: See our picks above

Eat your way through Chinatown

Vancouver’s Chinatown has some of the best eats in town and what’s even better is that most of them are very affordable. And while everything is running on a mostly to-go format, it’s a great way to try multiple places on one date. We recommend stopping by Kam Wai Dim Sum and New Town Bakery to start.

Where: Chinatown
Cost: Varies

Check out a jazz night

No matter your beverage of choice, Vancouver has some stellar jazz nights to take advantage of on a weekly basis. So as long as you’re prepared to shell out the occasional cover fee here and there, consider this list a solid go-to for an after-work treat.

Where: See our picks above

Robson Square Ice Rink

It’s your last chance to lace up your skates and hit the ice at Robson Square Ice Rink. Stop by on a spontaneous trip downtown, or plan a special pre-dinner visit on your next date night.

When: Open until February 28th
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: $5 for skate rentals

And that’s a wrap on this weekend, Vancouver. Cheers!