As Vancouver starts to come down from the “cold weather snap” this weekend we’re turning our attention to several exciting events coming to the city this week. From Vancouver’s Dine Out festival to an international performing arts fest, here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this week (January 15-19).

Dine Out Vancouver

It won’t be long before some of the best food in the city is brought right to your plate at Canada’s largest food & drink festival. From January 17th to February 4th, guests can immerse themselves in guided foraging excursions, interactive cooking classes, cocktail masterclasses, street food markets, and so much more.

When: January 17th to February 4th, 2024
Where: Participating restaurants across Vancouver

Hermitude 

 

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Australian electro/hip-hop duo Hermitude was formed back in 2000, hailing from the Blue Mountain in New South Wales. While they have a larger following in their homeland, listeners in North America are slowly but surely tuning into their unique sound.

When: Thursday, January 18th
Where: The Pearl
Cost: $30.22

Vancouver Career Fair and Training Expo Canada 

From 10 am to 2 pm on Thursday, January 18th, Career Fair Canada is hosting a massive fair with dozens of open roles available nationwide. Exhibitors at this particular fair include the Vancouver School Board, Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS), and Vista Railings.

When: Thursday, January 18th
Where: 999 Canada Place #300

PuSh Festival International Performing Arts Festival

 

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That’s right, one of the best performing arts festivals in Canada is coming back to Vancouver, and all events will be in-person this year! You can buy four-show ($120), six-show ($180), and digital passes ($100) on their website.

When: Thursday, January 18th to February 4th
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Varies

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Polygon Gallery

This admission-by-donation gallery on the North Shore has two exhibitions to check out this month. One focuses on the city’s punk subculture, while the other is a solo exhibition from the world-renowned artist Steven Shearer. Plus, their holiday gift shop features some amazing options.

When: OG Punk ends January 16th, Steven Shearer open throughout January
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: By donation

Vancouver Canucks

Cheer on the Canucks this month as they face off against the San Jose Sharks, the Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Arizona Coyotes, among others.

When: Thursday, January 18th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way

Hotel Mira 

Formed right here in Vancouver in 2010, Hotel Mira is an alt-rock band consisting of Charlie Kerr on vocals, Mike Noble on bass, Clark Grieve on guitar and keyboards, and Cole George on drums. Their hit singles include “The Eyes On You,” “Jungle,” and “Arcade Heart.”

When: Friday, January 19th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $36.75

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 

Vancouver’s beloved Vancouver Hot Chocolate fest is officially back until mid-February, so now’s your chance to try some bold new hot chocolate flavours. From Thierry to Novella Coffee Bar, participating spots across Metro Vancovuer always bring their A-game when it comes to crafting the best cups of cocoa around.

Where: January 13th to February 14th

Go on a classic winter stroll 

A wintertime stroll in the new year is the perfect way to get some fresh air, reflect on the month and spend time with friends and family. So be it in snow, rain, or shine (or a combination of the three), here are some scenic walks to go on.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! Stay warm out there.