Bloor-Yorkville Icefest: The Village of Yorkville Park will be transformed into a glittering display of ice sculptures inspired by the Toronto Film Industry.
Toronto Light Festival 2019: The Distillery District is transformed into one of the largest open-air galleries in North America.
Toronto Polar Plunge: Jump into icy Lake Ontario waters to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario.
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square: Skate at Toronto’s favourite ice rink in front of city hall daily until the middle of March.
Toronto Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration: Chinatown BIA hosts two days of festivities to celebrate the Year of the Pig Feb. 9-10.
Urban Exhibit Marker: Visit the inaugural Toronto art crawl at The Great Hall.
The Lunarfest Gala: An evening of performances that share the stories of how Taiwanese people celebrate the first 15 days of the Lunar New Year.
Chinese New Year at International Village: Traditional Chinese spring festivities and rituals with exhibition and sales booths.
Vancouver International Boat Show: An annual event for over 50 years, the Vancouver International Boat Show is the premier boating event in Western Canada. It’s also the largest showcasing of the recreational boating industry in British Columbia. If you’re a boat fanatic, you’ll want to be there.
Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade: A colourful celebration of spring! There will be lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands and martial arts performances.
Year of the Pig Temple Fair: Activities include traditional storytelling, musical performances, pig-themed arts and crafts, tea tastings, ping-pong, and a marketplace featuring local creatives and entrepreneurs. Visitors will also be able to take in the 淑芳你好嘛 / Suk-Fong, How Are You? exhibition from artist Paul Wong.
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival: Over 20 of Vancouver’s best cafés and restaurants offer mugs of limited edition hot chocolates—past flavours have included ginger hot chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate infused with hibiscus, and hazelnut hot chocolate served with Crown Royal whiskey marshmallows.
Coastal Lunar Lanterns: Eight gigantic and iconic lanterns will be raised to ring in the Year of the Pig at Jack Poole Plaza; they are designed by Musqueam, Squamish, and Tslei-Waututh artists and a guest indigenous artist from the Zihing tribe in Taiwan.
Lunar New Year at Metropolis: Hundreds of lanterns will be the backdrop for beautiful photos visitors can take with their family or friends. Metropolis will also be hosting a series of activities including Chinese calligraphy and lantern making, traditional chinese dance performances, and an Asian travel-themed photo booth.