The weekend is almost upon us. This isn’t any ordinary weekend, this is Valentine’s Day weekend! From loved-themed dinners to after-hours parties, there are tons of things going on this weekend in Vancouver that will have you busy and thriving. But don’t worry, there are endless things to do if you don’t want to go out for Valentine’s Day. We've rounded up a list of things to do in Vancouver this weekend that we think you might be a fan of.

Happy early Valentine’s Day, Vancouver. In just a few short days, we will be celebrating all things mushy. 

This year, Valentine’s Day is falling on a Friday, so lots of the events this weekend are love-focused. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t do them while being single. You love yourself after all, don’t you? 

A lot of this weekend's events are adults-only which means no kids. 

From after-hours parties at museums to adults-only comedy shows, there are tons of things to see and do this weekend. 

And don’t worry. Not all of them are for lovers. 

If you aren’t going on a romantic getaway this weekend, treat these events as a bucket list. 

We are midway through the week so it’s best if you start planning ASAP. You would hate to miss out on all the fun. 

Vancouver Fan Expo 

Price: Starting at $45

When: Saturday, February 15 to Monday, February 17

Address: 1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: If you’re a fan of all things pop culture then this annual event is for you. There will be some amazing celebrities from popular movies and shows here to speak at panels. The place will be full of photos, characters, video games, movies, and more. What more could you need?


The Late Show 

Price: $10

When: Saturday, February 15

Address: 1502 Duranieau St., Vancouver, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This adults-only improv show is edgy and the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend. Since it’s improv, the show is always different which means you will never get bored. 


After Hours at the Art Gallery 

Price: Starting at $15

When: Friday, February 14

Address: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: This Valentine’s Day, there is an after-hours event going on at the Vancouver Art Gallery that is perfect for you and a lover. If you upgrade your ticket, you can even get dinner. Either way, you will get to see the exhibits before they move onto the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris next month. 


Vancouver Aquarium After Hours 

Price: $38

When: Friday, February 14 

Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: There is an extra special party going on at the Vancouver Aquarium after hours on Valentine’s Day. From sloths to lionfish, you can see it all and get a lesson on ocean love while you’re at it.


Decorate a Cake 

Price: $65

When: Sunday, February 16

Address: 4010 Main St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: If you’ve ever wanted to bake an adorable cake now is the time. Sugar Studio in Vancouver has a Valentine’s Day-themed cake class where you can make anything from a unicorn to a cactus. And yes, they’re all adorable. 


Illuminate Yaletown

Price: Free

When: Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15

Address: Hamilton St. between Drake and Davie

Why You Need To Go: If you like drinks, good food, and all the interactive light shows you can handle then listen up. Illuminate Yaletown 2020 is bringing epic light shows including a life-sized lite-brite, a LED seesaw, and a massive photo booth to the city. Plus, a bunch of bars will be featuring specialty drinks. 


Skate for a Cause 

Price: Free

When: Now until Monday, February 17

Address: 152 St., Surrey, BC

Why You Need To Go: The Guildford Town Centre will be turning into a magical outdoor skating rink with food trucks, a life-sized snow globe, skating, and much more. It’s all free but skate rentals will cost $5. All the proceeds will go towards the Surrey Hospital Foundation so you can feel good about spending your money. 


Vancouver Canucks Vs. Anaheim Ducks 

Price: Starting at $69

When: Sunday, February 16

Address: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: What better way to spend a Sunday evening than taking in Canada’s favourite past time. Tickets for the home game are still on sale but we suggest getting them while you can. The deals won't last long. 


 

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