02/28/2014 14:28 EST | Updated 04/30/2014 05:59 EDT

Five can't-miss events in Metro Vancouver this weekend

1. Festival du Bois

​The West Coast's largest francophone festival celebrates its 25th year with a collection of musicians, artists and performers that are sure to thrill and entertain. Families can enjoy the children's tent, which features performances by beloved performer Charlotte Diamond.

Runs February 28 - March 2

Mackin Park - 1046 Brunette Ave. Coquitlam

2. Wish You Were Here!

An exhibition of miniature landscapes that capture the ever-changing face of Vancouver. Artist Jessie McNeil explores civic identity, the relationship between the tourist and local, as well as the value we place on certain landscapes over others.

Opening Reception: February 28, 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. / Runs February 28 – March 21 

The Gam Gallery - 110 East Hastings St. Vancouver

3. Guizhou China, In the Season of New Rice

This photo exhibition by award-winning photographer Evelyn Nodwell takes a closer look at small town life in Guizhou Province during a time of growing urbanization in China. 

Exhibit Opening: March 1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. / Runs March 1 - March 30

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden - 578 Carrall St. Vancouver

4. The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer live

The outstanding Vancouver band brings its blues swagger to one of the city's coolest new live music venues. 

February 28, 8 p.m.

The Imperial - 319 Main St. Vancouver

5. The Heritage Classic

Tired of the confines of Rogers Arena? Check out the Vancouver Canucks as they take on the Ottawa Senators at B.C. Place. The roof will be open for this late winter outdoor affair.

March 2, 1 p.m.

B.C. Place Stadium - 777 Pacific Blvd. Vancouver