January 23 – 27 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Wednesday through Friday and 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday & Sunday
Sample a selection of delicious food from Vancouver’s street carts on the north plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery. There are some innovative chefs creating downright tasty food.
January 19 – February 14
The Hot Chocolate Festival features 15 Vancouver participants, offering 50+ crazy hot chocolate flavours in 27 days.
The Year of the Horse comes galloping on January 31, 2014, and it marks the start of a fifteen day festival and holiday. It is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.
7 p.m. February 7, 2014 @Spanish Banks West, Vancouver (far west end of Spanish Banks)
According to one of the most common legends, the origins of the Sky Lantern Festival dates back more than 2,000 thousand years ago when Chinese villagers were forced away from their homes by raiders. Village watchmen would use small “hot air balloons” as a signal to inform those who had taken refuge that their homes are safe to return.
An anonymous group that calls themselves VanCupid is spreading the love around the West End with Valentine’s Day mailboxes.
February 14-16 @ Granville Island
Granville Island is the place to be, February 14 to 16, as the city’s cultural hub hosts its 9th annual Winterruption, one of the city’s most unique and beloved winter festivals.