Things to Do in Vancouver: Finding Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Special Events for February 2002


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February 1 - 16, 2002
Wawatay: According to Cree legend, when Wawatay (or Northern Lights) light up the sky, they come to collect the souls of the newly departed, at the Firehall Arts Centre; 604-689-0926.

February 1 to March 2, 2002
Dames At Sea: Set in Big Time New York, a delightful musical spoof of 30's Hollywood films, where a sweet little girl from a faraway Hometown comes to make it big on Broadway - and teams up with a sailor who just happens to be an as aspiring songwriter, at the Arts Club Theatre, Granville Island; 604-687-1644.

February 2, 2002
Owl Prowling: Owls begin their nesting season early so February is ideal to catch them calling or hunting. Join this evening experience to listen and search for owls. Travel silently amidst the sounds, scents and shadowy images of the dark forest. Learn owl calls and habits. Discover other friendly night creatures; Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey; 604-502-6340.

February 2, 2002
Celtic Night at the Scottish Cultural Centre; 604-939-3963.

February 3, 2002
Vancouver Dog Pound Fashion Show at the Playhouse Theatre; 604-251-1325.

February 3, 2002
The Rainforest Cycle – Eagles to Salmon: The salmon cycle is an important part of life in the temperate rainforest. Discover the many connections that lead us from salmon to eagles in a rainforest at Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

February 5, 2002
Emerson Quartet at the Vancouver Playhouse; 604-437-5747.

February 5, 2002
The Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam through Calligraphy, UBC Museum of Anthropology: Talk and Slide Show Mr. Ehsai presents a slide show on Islamic calligraphy and his own work, followed by a reception co-hosted by Ziba Art and Framing. Free admission; 604-822-5978.

February 6, 2002
Education & Career Fair 2002 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre; 604-585-8288.

February 6 - 10, 2002
Vancouver International Boat Show at BC Place Stadium; 604-294-1313.

February 8 - 11, 2002
Sunbrite Lunar Chinese New Year Festival at the Pacific Coliseum. Savor the sights, sounds and flavours of this rich, eclectic salute to ancient and modern Asian tradition; 604-273-1644.

February 9, 2002
Raptor Rapture: February is a prime time to view owls, hawks and eagles gathered at Boundary Bay to hunt. Enjoy this winter bird watching stroll along the dyke with a park interpreter, set to a beautiful backdrop of late afternoon winter light. Experience the spectacle of migration as you learn about birds, their behaviour and their relationship with their habitat, Boundary Bay Park; 604-432-6359.

February 9, 2002
Chinese New Year Celebration at the Riley Park Community Centre; 604-257-8545.

February 9, 2002
Parrot Party: A show featuring singing, dancing, and storytelling with live birds. All proceeds to, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of companion parrots, at the Vancouver School of Theology Epiphany Chapel;

February 10, 2002
Love Birds: Birds of a feather are flocking together. Learn about their courting behaviour and how they mate with naturalist Gordon Thompson, at Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

February 10, 2002
The Blues Berries: A get-down-and-boogie blues & jazz concert just for kids at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby; 604-664-8204.

February 10, 2002
Pacific Roadrunners First Half Half Marathon: Downtown Vancouver Half marathon through downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park to raise funds for the Variety Club's Show of Hearts Telethon. Info at

February 10, 2002
Tchaikovsky Discovers America: This is a poignant story of the Old World meeting the New; a tale of contrast, courage and classical music. Presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre; 604-876-3434.

February 10, 17, 18, 2002
Valentine Tea at the London Heritage Farm, Richmond; 604-271-5220.

February 12, 2002
Chinese New Year

February 12, 2002
Madeline Albright, Former US Secretary of State speaks about her life at part of the Unique Lives and Experiences women's lecture series, Orpheum Theatre;

February 13, 2002
Flashback to The '60s is a packaged show that keys in on the more pop-oriented 1960s sounds of three legendary acts -- Herman's Hermits, The Turtles and The Grass Roots, at the Orpheum Theatre; (604) 280-4444.

February 14, 2002
Valentine's Day: Named in honour of a Catholic saint, Valentine's day now widely celebrates love of partners, family members and friends with the exchange of cards and small gifts. 

February 15, 2002
Jazz Night at the Coal Harbour Community Centre; 604-257-8222. 

February 15 - 17, 2002
Vancouver Golf & Travel Show at BC Place Stadium; 604-929-7442.

February 16, 2002
Children’s Nature Story & Craft - Just Ducky! Thousands of ducks are wintering on the Lagoon. Come make your own POP-UP duck card so you can take one hope with you! For children aged 3-6, Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

February 16, 2002
Jug Beach Jaunt: Stretch your legs along a new trail section on your way to cozy Jug Beach. Hike through forests while gazing across spectacular views of Indian Arm and the North Shore Mountains. Inhale winter aromas, listen to songbird calls and spot squirrels traveling their tree highways, Belcarra Regional Park; 604-432-6359.

February 16, 2002
Chinese New Year Concert of Music and Dance at the QE Theatre. Celebrate the year of the horse with an evening of traditional music and dance; 604-658-8865.

February 16 - 17, 2002
Math Magic & Wizardry: Learn cool puzzles and tricks to amaze your family, friends and your teachers with Jonathan Berkowitz - the Doctor of Numbers. At Science World, Centre Stage - Level 1, 12:20 & 2:20 pm; 604-443-7440.

February 17, 2002
Houston Heritage Hike: Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Fort Langley! Derby Reach Regional Park is the site of one of the oldest Sto':lo villages in the Derby area, the first Fort Langley, and the historic Houston farmstead. Search for important heritage features while walking on part of the beautiful Fort-to-Fort Trail, and make an historic craft to take home. For everyone who can walk for 1.5 hours Free, drop in, registration not required Start at the barn, located behind the Houston House at the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, which is north of 96th Avenue, 4 km west of Fort Langley; 604-432-6359.

February 17, 2002
Winter Ecology: How does the forest survive the winter and prepare for spring? Join Terry Taylor to discover the unseen preparations that precede the returning light of the sun, at the Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

February 17, 2002
Chinese New Year - Year of the Horse: Vancouver's Chinatown and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden inaugurate the new year with a parade and a month of decorations; 604-662-3207.

February 17, 2002
Les Bucherons, Song of the Axe from Alberta, at the Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; (604) 984-4484.

February 17, 2002
Chinese New Year Festival at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: Live music, Chinese opera, lion dancing, traditional painting, demonstrations of calligraphy, paper folding and more; 604-662-3207.

February 18 - 24, 2002
Heritage Week at the Richmond Museum; 604-231-6440.

February 20 - 24, 2002
BC Home & Garden Show at BC Place Stadium; 604-412-2288.

February 21, 2002
Raptors! Learn about and meet falcons and hawks with Ted Williams from O.W.L at the Stanley Park Pavilion; 604-257-8544.

February 21, 2002
John Kaplan's Millennium Magic Show comes to the Scott Creek Middle School, Coquitlam; 604-464-7594.

February 21 - 23, 2002
Giselle, presented by Royal Winnipeg Ballet, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre; 604-280-3311.

February 23, 2002
Children’s Toys and Swap Meet at he Oakridge Community Centre; 604-257-8180.

February 23 - 24, 2002
Fountain of Youth Show at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. The show where health, wellness, and beauty industries unite. Featuring the latest in cosmetic & plastic surgery, dentistry, fitness and more; 604-730-1848.

February 24, 2002
The Memorizing the Millennium Project: The Memorizing the Millennium project was undertaken by the Port Moody Heritage Society with sponsorship by a British Columbia Arts and Heritage Millennium grant. The aim of the project was to collect photographs and stories from long time residents of the area in order to preserve our community history. The display of photographs will be officially opened. Port Moody Station Museum. 604-939-1648.

February 23 - March 2, 2002
Tibetan Cultural Festival, various venues around East Vancouver; 604-734-7907.

February 24, March 24, April 28, 2002
Spring for the great outdoors! Come discover the wildlife at Burnaby Lake Regional Park every fourth Sunday of the month. Share the knowledge and enthusiasm of Burnaby Lake Park Association volunteers at Piper Spit. Learn to use binoculars and identify some resident bird species on and around the lake. On rainy afternoons, visit the displays in the Nature House. In February and March, get involved in volunteer work days to clean and inventory nest boxes. Everyone welcome; 604-520-6442.

February 24, 2002
Birding in Stanley Park: A walk for the birds on the last Sunday of each month. Join naturalist Joe Denharn for a tour of Stanley Park’s fresh water, salt water, and forest birds. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound, at the Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

February 24, 2002
Stumped - The Life of Dead Trees with naturalist Murray Lashmar , at the Lost Lagoon Nature House; 604-257-8544.

February 26, 2002
Vancouver: Then and Now - A Slide Show with Chuck Davis at the Vancouver Public Library; 604-331-3783.

February 24, 2002
Canadian Craft & Design Museum: Family Craft & Design Day; 604-687-8266.

Ongoing until February 24, 2002
All My Sons: America's master playwright, Arthur Miller unmasks the passions, secrets, and lies that bind together a hard-headed family and their neighbours in the aftermath of World War II, at the Stanley Theatre; 604-687-1644.

Ongoing until March 15 , 2001
Masks: What lies beneath: This exhibit displays more than 100 masks by emerging an internationally-renowned Native artists, Hill's Native Gallery, Vancouver; 604-685-5422.

Ongoing until April 28, 2002
Long Time at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The concept of time is a persistent and provocative subject of art. This exhibition of more than 75 works offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the diversity of this theme; (604) 662-4722.

Ongoing until May 5, 2002
Scream Machines: The Science of Roller Coasters: This exciting exhibition is a head-spinning, stomach-churning exploration into the science behind your all-time favourite midway ride, as you learn about physics, physiology and psychology - all while trying to keep your lunch down, at Science World; 604-443-7443.

Ongoing until May 5, 2002
Thrill Ride, the Science of Fun Be prepared for a white-knuckle adventure that puts you in the front seat of some of the wildest rides ever created. The ultimate ride-film, Thrill Ride not only traces the history of rides, past and present, but also details how the development of motion simulator rides have become one the most exciting innovations in recent film history. Alcan Omnimax Theatre at Science World; 604-443-7443.

Ongoing until May 5, 2002
Lost Worlds, Life In The Balance Ongoing In celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity (2001), Lost Worlds seeks to understand the mystery of our natural environment. Take a journey from the fantastic Table Mountains of Venezuela, through the kelp forests of the Pacific, up to a world high above the streets of New York City, down into the soil of the Catskill Mountains and beyond. Weaving together different worlds and their life forms, the film provides insight into biodiversity and the varied relationships of living things, and ultimately into the puzzle of human survival itself. Alcan Omnimax Theatre at Science World; 604-443-7443.

Ongoing until May 21, 2002
China’s Mariners - Rare Glimpse Into One of the World’s First Maritime Cultures: the Vancouver Maritime Museum takes a rare look at China’s ancient mariners, from the Neolithic Period more than 4,000 years ago, to the fabled Ming Dynasty in the 1500s. Visitors will learn about the construction of Chinese ships and boats, from ancient depictions on jade and lost ships excavated by archaeologists, to modern shipbuilders on the banks of Yangtze. Examine the evidence and make up your own mind – did ancient Chinese mariners visit America before Columbus? At the Vancouver Maritime Museum, 604-257-8300. 

Ongoing until May 26, 2002
The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture: The Uncanny is a wide-ranging exhibition that explores historical and contemporary representation of the cybernetic body - the combination of human and machine - in the visual arts and popular culture, Vancouver Art Gallery; 604-662-4700.

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