Welcome to the first week of February, Vancouver. It might not be the most picturesque month with all the dreary weather, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the season. From checking out the last few days of the PuSh Performing Arts Fest to checking out a newly opened restaurant, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (February 3-5).

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival


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This is the last weekend to enjoy one of the largest performing arts festivals in Canada. You can buy four-show tickets ($120), six-show ($180), and digital passes ($100) on their website – don’t miss out on some truly unique music, film, dance, and interactive art performances by talented, under-represented artists.

When: Thursday, January 19th to February 5th
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Varies

Sponsored Pick: Get Sassy at the Taboo Expo Vancouver 

We’ve got some exciting and sensual news for ya, Vancouver! From February 3rd to 5th, The Taboo Show returns to Vancouver for one seriously sexy weekend.

This naughty and nice expo is an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, romance, personal betterment, and all things Taboo.

Everything from your heart’s desire to delights, this must-see event is filled with live performances, unconventional exhibitors and educational seminars hosted by doctors and TV personnel. Grab your pals & get your tickets quick!

When: Friday, February 3rd to Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Cost: $31.56 – $103.39

Try a new restaurant

Those looking for something new should keep in mind all the incredible restaurants that opened in the city in recent months. We’ve got hotspots, hidden gems, new offerings, and everything else you could ask for in a city that’s already got one of the best scenes in the country.

Where: Click the link above for more info

See an improv show

From Date Night improv to monthly standup sessions, House Team showcases, and more – there’s always something exciting going on at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. And if you’re ready for even more fun this season, you’ll want to check out their Kiss & Tell show on Valentine’s Day, and their Single, Not Single show on Fridays and Saturdays this month.

Where: 1502 Duranleau Street

Snow Tubing at Mt. Seymour

Tubing (or tobogganing) is certainly a rare opportunity for Vancouverites. Luckily, you can enjoy both on dedicated hills at Mt. Seymour. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a family-friendly day trip, or as a way to unwind after a day on the actual slopes.

When: Open throughout February
Where: 1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $10+

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 


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Luckily for chocolate lovers, there’s still time to enjoy this year’s Hot Chocolate Festival. From Viva Cafe in Kits to Trafiq bakery on Main, here are all the participating cups of cocoa you can sip this weekend.

When: January 14th to February 14th
Where: Participating locations across Vancouver

Hang out at a wine bar

The power of good wine and good company cannot be overstated, and since Vancouver has a ton of great wine bars – this list is a great starting point if you’re trying to find a new spot this month. Add in some charcuterie boards and low lighting, and you’ve got the perfect date night combo!

Where: See our picks above

Check out a free museum

By the same token, 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 this month.

Where: See our picks above

Vancouver Giants

This Saturday, the Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Blazers at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre. In case you’re looking for another team to cheer on before Super Bowl Sunday!

When: Several dates in February
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $23.70+

Save it for a rainy day

Yes, we’re capping off the list with our trusty ‘save it for a rainy day’ list. Because even though we’re dying to emerge from winter, it’ll be awhile before the rain lets up. So we might as well make the most of it!

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on this weekend, folks. We hope it’s a great one!