Vancouver 2010 Free Valentines Day & Chinese New Year Events

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In the midst of all the Olympic excitement there are two special days being recognized in Vancouver on February 14th. The first is the Chinese New Year Celebration, and the next is Valentine’s Day. Here’s a quick roundup of events taking place on Sunday that you can enjoy.

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Richmond O Zone
When: February 14th from 12:00pm (concerts & fireworks)
Where: Richmond O Zone – Minoru Park
Cost: Free
More info: Richmond O Zone

Chinese New Year at Plaza of Nations
When: February 14th from 3:00pm (120 different shopping, food & drink vendors)
Where: Edgewater Casino Celebration Village (Plaza of Nations)
Cost: Free
More info: Edgewater Casino

Chinese New Year Parade
When: February 14th from 9:30am until 11:00am (Year of the Tiger festivities)
Where: Starting at Millennium Gate at Pender St and onto Chinatown
Cost: Free
More info: Chinese Benevolent Association or About

LiveCity Yaletown
When: February 14th from 6:00pm (featuring Silk Road)
Where: LiveCity Yaletown – David Lam Park
Cost: Free
More info: LiveCity

Valentine’s Day at House of Switzerland Canada
When: February 14th from 11:45am until 1:00pm (chocolate contest)
Where: House of Switzerland Canada – Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island
Cost: Free
More info: House of Switzerland

Molson Canadian Hockey House
When: February 14th from 8:00pm until 9:00pm (concerts & events)
Where: Molson Canadian Hockey House at Concord Pacific
Cost: Will require a pass for the Hockey House
More info: Molson Canadian Hockey House

Mountain View Cemetery
When: February 14th at 2:00 pm (with a lantern walk at 4:00pm)
Where: Mountain View Cemetery – 5455 Fraser Street
Cost: Free
More info: Mountainview Cemetery

LunarFest 2010 Lantern-Making and Lantern Procession
When: February 14th from 12:00pm until 8:00pm (lantern procession at 7:15pm)
Where: Granville Pedestrian Corridor (between Georgia & Robson)
Cost: Free

Surrey House – Chinese Parade
When: February 13th from 12:00pm (thanks to Gary for the tip)
Where: Surrey’s Celebration Site – Holland Park
Cost: Free
More info: Surrey 2010

If you have a community event you would like to highlight on this list, please feel free to leave information in the comments or contact me.

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5 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. TeflonjediWednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 9:34pm PST

    Thanks! Great info, we will have to check it out!

  2. DanielaThursday, February 11th, 2010 — 3:19pm PST

    Thanks for the great source of information!

  3. SherryFriday, February 12th, 2010 — 9:03am PST


    The parade and workshop run on both Feb 13 & 14 to welcome the year of Tiger.

    There are also FREE Tiger lantern hat available for pick up on site!

  4. AudreyFriday, February 12th, 2010 — 12:10pm PST

    Rebecca, thank you for putting this list together, here is another Chinese New Year celebration at Kingsgate Mall, Sat Feb 13, with fortune telling, feng shui master, and martial arts demonstration.

    I think it is just fantastic how Chinese New Year, Valentines and the Olympics are lining up in 2010.

    I hope that Vancouver continues to embrace its multicultural nature.

  5. ScottSunday, February 14th, 2010 — 10:28am PST

    And if your in Whistler, here is our guide to Valentines in Whistler

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