What’s shakin’ this month? Tons. From light festivals to art shows, to Dine Out Vancouver, January is anything but dry. Read on for our top picks:
Capilano Suspension Bridge (3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver)
Runs until January 28
Featuring hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, Canyon Lights at Capilano never fails to impress. From the suspension bridge, to the treetops and cliff-walk, everything is lit – literally.
Kick-off the Lunar New Year with an explosion of light and colour at Hastings Park! The Chinese Lantern Festival features 35 illuminated displays with more than 1300 individual lanterns, performances, food trucks and a marketplace!
The Greasy Spoon Supper Series raises critical funds for the A Better Life Foundation, a non-profit founded by Mark Brand that provides food security to women, children, and those in assisted living as well as job training and employment opportunities for the community.
Jan 16 – Feb 4
Pushing artistic boundaries, PuSh Festival returns for another year of groundbreaking work in theatre, dance, multimedia, music and film! Come together with creative minds to experience a brilliant and diverse showcase of live performance art.
January 26 – 27
7 pm – 11pm
Celebrate Canadian short film, video, and animation artists during the annual Vancouver Short Film Festival. VSFF builds ties between budding and established professionals, and provides an arena where all short filmmakers, students included, can screen their films to the public.
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Calling all fabulous brides-to-be! FLEUR, Vancouver’s first luxury wedding show to feature elite industry professionals and celebrity influencers is taking over Parq Vancouver. Guests can expect a truly immersive experience, with hands-on water colour and calligraphy workshops, as well as a celebrity panel discussion featuring Kaitlyn Bristowe and Monika Hibbs – to name a few. World-renowned photographers The Collective You will also be in attendance, bringing brides a VIP portrait experience.
Space is limited.
Sample hundred’s of gluten free products and bites from perogies to beer at the Gluten Free Expo! Take advantage of tasty deals and learn everything that there is to know about leading a gluten-free lifestyle from the experts.
Vancouver Police Museum and Archives
Vancouver Convention Centre
Experience Canada’s biggest cannabis trade show! Lift Cannabis Expo features almost 200 exhibitors from all over North America and Europe, talks by leaders in the industry, growing and cooking demos, and even a vape lounge! A great opportunity to learn about medical and recreational ganja.
(Photo/Lift Cannabis Expo)
January 19 – February 4
Those healthy, limiting New Years resolutions you made for 2017? Yea, you can throw those out the window. Dine Out Vancouver is coming back and it’s going to be bigger and tastier than ever. Prepare for 17 days of unique culinary experiences, including guided dining adventures, craft cocktail classes, BC VQA wine brunches, neighbourhood food tours and highly-anticipated global guest-chef collaboration dinners.