This January isn’t like last January, but it’s not like the one before that either. If you’re spending time in Vancouver this month, you’ll find lots of safe activities to enjoy, from attractions with timed tickets, to keeping things outside with mountain adventures, walks in the park and even a dining festival. Or stay where you are and enjoy some of the streaming experiences that our arts venues are offering. Whatever your comfort level, below are some of our top things to do in Vancouver this January.
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Through January 23
If you missed out on your fill of twinkling lights over the Holidays, the good news is that you can still catch some sparkle over at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Their Canyon Lights display continues through until late January, and along with the trees and the eponymous bridge being decorated for winter, don’t miss the Arc de Lumina which lights up part of the park’s Cliffwalk. Score free tickets to Canyon Lights by booking your stay at The Burrard exclusively via StayVancouverHotels.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
Through January 23
The latest exhibition of works by a European master to hit Vancouver is Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Unlike some of the shows that have come to town recently, the images are not projected, but instead high-resolution, life-sized photos of the 34 frescoes that you can then get much closer to than if you were seeing the originals.
Street Food City X
January 15 – 23
If you’re excited about Vancouver’s food scene, but not feeling comfortable dining inside right now, Street Food City is the answer. Back for the 10th year, Street Food City is part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, brings together over a dozen of the city’s favourite food trucks right downtown at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square on the north side of Vancouver Art Gallery. This year’s festival spans two weekends, with tented picnics tables in case of inclement weather.
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 20 – February 6
One of Vancouver’s most innovative, edgy performing arts festivals is back again, and PuSh continues to push boundaries. As a multidisciplinary festival, most of the performances straddle multiple genres, from dance to theatre, musical performance to installation. In-person events include The Café – with mini dramas playing out at the tables as you wander around eavesdropping – through to the acrobatic dance performance Se prendre, with a number of other shows offering streaming options.
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Feature Image – Vancouver Skyline: Destination Vancouver/Clayton Perry
Canyon Lights: Destination Vancouver/Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Street Food City: Destination Vancouver/Vision Event Photography Inc.
Sistine Chapel: via the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel website
Image from The Café: via the PuSh Festival website