1. Festival du Bois
Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, various times
Mackin Park, Coquitlam
A celebration of Québecois arts and culture, the Festival du Bois is the largest francophone event west of the Rockies. Programming includes performers from around the world, kids' programming and traditional Québecois cuisine.
2. Vancouver Historical Society: Hogan's Alley, Black Vancouver, and Public Memory
Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. PT
Museum of Vancouver
Poet and professor Wayde Compton discusses Hogan's Alley, its history as the hub of the black community in Vancouver, and how that role relates to the present.
3. Pet Lover Show
Feb. 27 to Mar. 1
120,000 square feet of exhibits, features and fun! Events include rabbit and dog agility shows, raptor shows, a dog fashion show, horse clinics, and K9 detection demonstrations.
4. Pacific Cinematheque 24 hour movie marathon
Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. to Mar. 1 at 10 a.m.
Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Get caught up on all the movie classics in one 24-hour period. Programming is top secret, but we do know there will be be prizes, treats, and activities. Blankets and pillows encouraged. Snuggling optional.
5. Talking Stick Festival
Feb. 17 to Mar. 1, various times
Various locations around Vancouver
The Talking Stick Festival highlights Aboriginal performing and visual art from across Canada. Events include theatre, dance, drumming, spoken word, visual arts and multimedia performances.