Did you start 2019 with a burst of wellness and fitness intentions, and want to keep going? February in Vancouver is your best bet! Check out February’s wellness events for more inspiration for your best year yet!
The Wellness Show (Feb 2-3)
For more than 25 years the Wellness Show has been bringing new approaches to nutrition, fitness, physical and emotional well-being to help Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves. This year’s event will be no different, connecting Vancouverites and visitors with like-minded businesses and thought-leaders in wellness. This is Western Canada’s biggest and most established health and lifestyles showcase; not one to miss. Come and experience 250 + exhibitors, 100 + speakers, cooking and fitness demonstrations. 2 days 20K + attendees all under the roof of Vancouver’s stunning Convention Centre! To get tickets and for more info, click here!
Hypothermic Half Marathon Vancouver (Feb 2)
The Hypothermic Half Marathon is part of a Canada wide series of races that happen early in the running season. If you like running in multiple layers of clothing and braving whatever elements the season decides to throw at you this is a race worth checking out! Each participant will receive Hypothermic Run Set, which includes a running backpack and toque, a hearty post-race brunch and a finisher’s medal. For more info and to register, click here.
Holistic Wellness: Essential Oils 101 (Feb 2)
Are you curious about essential oils? This event will cover the top ten oils, and teach you how to use them, why they work and how to test for purity. Topics discussed will include sleep, stress, anxiety, cold and flu remedies, basic first aid, digestion and respiratory support, cellular health, supplementation, pain, headaches, immune support and so much more! Click here for more info and to get your ticket!
Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show (Feb 8-10)
The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show provides an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things Taboo. Enjoy entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and live demonstrations. Click here for ticket purchase and more information.
“First Half” Half Marathon Vancouver (Feb 10)
The First Half half marathon is a Vancouver classic that’s been keeping Vancouver running since 1991; it is one of Vancouver’s most iconic races. This event has a max field size of 2,000 runners and perpetually sells out within hours of opening the registration. People lucky enough to get into the race can expect a fast and very scenic course which starts and finishes in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood. If you’re looking for a speedy road half marathon this race is one to consider. Click here for more info and to register!
41st Vancouver International Wine Festival (Feb 23-Mar 3)
The Vancouver International Wine Festival has been described as “the largest wine festival in the Americas” with 25,000+ admissions. It is Canada’s premier wine show and widely considered to be one of the best wine events in the world. Red wine is apparently good for us, so it’s fitting that this year’s featured region is California (known for it’s lush red and crisp white varietals). The festival also raises funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society, host of another beloved Vancouver festival. Get your tickets here, and hurry as many of the festival’s events are selling out quickly!
Dash for Dogs (Feb 24)
Participate in a 10k, 5k, or 2k guided walk/run through Stanley Park in support of BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. After the run enjoy a social event with pancakes, prizes and live music. Dogs are welcome, provided they are leashed and friendly towards other dogs and the working guide dogs that are present at the event. To register and for more information, click here.
Snow Grind Mountain Run (Feb 24)
The Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run is a great opportunity for snowshoers of all abilities and fitness levels to get outside and enjoy the trail on top of Grouse Mountain. From the seasoned veteran to the first time snowshoer, all are welcome to participate. If you’re looking to test your skills against other active snowshoers, this is a timed race. To register and for more info, click here.
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