Welcome to the first week of February, Vancouver! On our radar this week are a couple of concerts, sales, and food festivals, so if you’re looking for a mix of everything, you’ll find it here. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (February 5-9).

Night Lovell


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Canadian rapper, songwriter, and record producer Night Lovell (AKA Shermar Cuba Paul) initially gained fame after his song “Dark Light” went viral online in 2014, now known for his unique dark, atmospheric sound. Lovell will bring his “I Hope You’re Happy Tour” to Vancouver on

When: Wednesday, February 7th
Where: The Commodore
Cost: $51.25

The Strumbellas

Genre-defying The Strumbellas are a Canadian rock band from Linsday, Ontario, formed back in 2008. They’re known for their ‘gothic folk’ sound, described as an alternative country/ indie rock band.

When: Friday, February 9th
Where: The Commodore
Cost: $53.75

Sponsored inclusion: Fresh Prep Collab 

Fresh Prep is collaborating with Vij’s, Vancouver’s premier Indian restaurant, to bring foodies 2 signature recipes. You’ll get the scope on how to cook authentic Vij’s Masala Chicken Curry with Spiced Cauliflower and Vij’s Chickpea, Potato, and Coconut Curry with Spiced Peas. And the best part? No chopping! Fresh Prep provides locally made meal kits that are pre-measured, pre-cut, and ultra-delicious. All meal kits are made with sustainable zero-waste packaging wherever possible, and recyclable materials everywhere else. Consider your dinner dilemma solved!

Black History Month at Pacific Arts Market 

The Pacific Arts Market is celebrating Black History Month from February 3rd to February 25th with a special (nearly) month-long event honouring the amazing work of black artists in Vancouver.

Each weekend, organizers have planned a mix of art exhibitions, poetry readings, live music performances, workshops, and thought-provoking talks.

When: Saturday, February 3rd to February 25th
Where: 1448 West Broadway
Cost: $22.63

Sponsored inclusion: MEC Warehouse Sale 

In the market for some new hiking boots? Then this is your moment, because MEC is having a massive warehouse sale this month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to upgrade. This in-person warehouse sale is happening at the Old MEC Warehouse in Surrey from Saturday, February 3 to Sunday, February 11. New items will be added daily, and all purchases are final sale. The best outdoor gear, for the lowest prices? You don’t have to tell us twice!

When: 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday, February 3rd to Sunday, February 11th
Where: Old MEC Warehouse, 13340 76th Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free to attend

Taste of Chinatown

Taste of Chinatown is back, and bringing with it a three-day festival that will coincide with the Lunar New Year. According to organizers, visitors can expect a specialty food pop-up in the Chinatown Storytelling Centre, a Lunar New Year Parade, glowing lights and lanterns, walking tours, and a passport program that offers exciting prize draws.

When: Friday, February 9, from 11 am – 4 pm, Saturday, February 10, from 11 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, February 11, from 11 am – 4 pm

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 

Ready to treat yourself and a loved one to a special illuminated experience this Valentine’s Day? North Vancouver’s famed Capilano Suspension Bridge is set to transform for much of February, and if you loved their holiday-themed Canyon Lights display, you’ll definitely want to check this out.

When: Friday, February 2nd to February 25th
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Cost: $59.95 to $66.95 per adult

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 

Chocolate lovers likely need no reminder that Vancouver’s beloved Hot Chocolate Fest is in full swing, but we’ll give one anyway. Hot chocolate enthusiasts have until February 14th to check out over 100 new specialty cups of cocoa at dozens of participating cafes and bakeries – and it’s certainly way cheaper than a night out!

Where: Until February 14th

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 why not start off the month with a couple of laughs and libations with your loved ones?

Where: 1515 Anderson Street

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver!