Upcoming BC Shows & Exhibits – Winter 2023 Edition

BC Winter shows


2023 has started off pretty low-key and “normal”. I am certainly not going to complain.  I think we have all had enough of the chaos and unpredictability of the last 3 years.
There are lots of events and shows coming up starting in February to take us through till the start of Spring.
Below are a list of some events/trade shows that are coming back to Greater Vancouver this February and March.

BC Home and Garden ShowBC Home & Garden Show – March 16 to 19, 2023
BC Place, Vancouver

 As we approach spring, now is the perfect time to tackle those at-home projects and renovations you’ve been dreaming of for the last year or so. With a lineup of leading home improvement, design, culinary and garden experts, you can make your vision come to life with the help of our trusted experts.

This year Bryan Baeulmer from “HGTV’s Island of Bryan” is back on the main stage as well as Graeme Huguet (My House Design Build), Kathy Yuen (Phase One) and Megan Golightly (Simplified Inc).

Tickets range from $8-$16 with kids 12 and under FREE Purchase tickets online to save $2.  Discounts also available for BCAA members.  In addition if you are an Encore Rewards member, you can park at parq casino resort for FREE.

Fan Expo Vancouver FanExpo Vancouver – February 18-20, 2023
Vancouver Convention Centre

There are way so many amazing celebrities coming to this years Fan Expo Vancouver. I am really looking forward to this year.  From vendor to guest celebrities, voice actors, cosplayers and comic creators there really is so much to see and do at Fan Expo. So much in fact that one day is usually not enough! This year they are having a Poke-Monday and an interactive family zone.  You can come in costume or not. Get your comic books signed and/or have a meet and greet with your favorite celebrity.

Tickets are on sale now. Advanced pricing of $33/single day & $80 3-day pass is on until February 3rd. After that tickets are $38-$90 or the ultimate fan package is $119.Note: as of February 10, any tickets are sold out.  Limited tickets are left.

Want to win a family pack of tickets to FANEXPO Vancouver 2023!? I have tickets (good for any day) to give away to a lucky follower. 
**Make sure you are following Modern Mama Vancouver and Fraser Valley and FANEXPO Vancouver on Facebook or Instagram for all the details and enter below:
(contest rules listed at the bottom of this post and on each giveaway)
Contest runs February 10 to midnight February 13, 2023. 


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 Love Lights Capilano Suspension bridge park

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge – February 3-26, 2023
North Vancouver – Daily 10am- 8pm

Calling romantics of all ages! Take your date night to great heights with Love Lights, a magical illuminated display that guides you through the Park’s many attractions.

From February 3 – 26, take your date night to the next level and bring your sweetheart to Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk’s Arc de Lumina and Park will all feature Valentine’s themed lighting experiences and activities that will dazzle and amaze romantics of all ages! Additionally, on weekends in February, visit the lovely birds of Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey and enjoy live music in the park. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a 2-night stay at Cathedral Mountain Lodge in the Canadian Rockies.

In addition to its regular menu, the Cliff House Restaurant will be offering special feature items during the event including a Love Potion Martini, Steak & Frites and a decadent Dark Chocolate Terrine. Seating in the Cliff House Restaurant will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online and are on sale now at capbridge.com, with a limited quantity of tickets available. Visits are scheduled in 30-minute arrival increments. BC Annual Pass holders will also be required to reserve their time online prior to their visit. Book early to avoid missing out!

For general information, including the free shuttle schedule to and from Canada Place, please visit www.capbridge.com or call 604.985.7474.


MARVEL Avengers S.T.A.T.IO.N

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N – March 2 to May 28, 2023
The Amazing Brentwood  – 4567 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby BC


Start as a new recruit and delve into the history, science, engineering, genetics, and profiles of your favourite Avengers, including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, the Hulk, Thor, and more. Then, complete your training to become an integral member of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. The interactive experience lasts anywhere from 45min-1 hour or more.  There is no time limit so stay as long as you like.  The experience is suitable for the whole family.  View original Avengers operational equipment, like Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s armour and Black Widows uniform etc. Tickets start at $29/adult, $23 child, Students/Senior starting at $26 and infants (3 and under) are FREE.  They are open 10am-7pm Sun-Wed and 10am-9pm Thurs-Sat.

Exclusive promo code valid Feb 16- Feb 20 ONLY  Use FAMILYDAY23.  Valid for any day/time. 

Tickets are on sale now!


Monster Jam 2023

Monster Jam Vancouver – Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19,2023
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver

It’s time to fire up the engines again as the most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today roars back into Canada for an adrenaline-charged weekend at the Pacific Coliseum at the PNE from March 18–20, 2022.  Marking the much-anticipated return of the first Monster Jam event back in Vancouver in three years following the pandemic pause!  Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill.

  • Sign up today to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer to get exclusive early access to the pre-sale offer code to purchase advance tickets starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public next week on Tuesday February 8th.

The popular Monster Jam Pit Party fan experience returns to Vancouver on both Saturday and Sunday, where fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun.  This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition. Pit Passes are available for $20 for this VIP experience.      Tickets range from $20-$80 each. Children under the age of 2 are not required to have a ticket.


The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show


The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show– March 4 & 5, 2023
Canada Place, Vancouver

This exciting show is packed with amazing outdoor adventure vendors offering the latest in camping gear, outdoor clothing, scuba diving and ultimate adventure travel destinations!

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is the BEST ATTENDED consumer show in BC that brings together buyers and sellers of outdoor adventure products & services! Over 220 exhibitors in the outdoor sports industry found great success at the 2020 show, including: biking, outdoor gear and apparel, camping, water sports, hiking, climbing, education, nutrition, destinations, clubs, associations and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Kids are #1 at the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show!  The event packed with great prizes and interactive features for the kids.  Don’t miss this fun-filled journey to explore the world of the great outdoors, including a free rock climbing wall, a kids bike camp and scavenger hunt with an opportunity to win prizes!

Tickets are $12-$14 each or a weekend pass is only $18.

Want $2 off tickets.  Use Modern Mama’s exclusive promo code here: “TINA23”

Outdoor show

Pop! Pop!Pop! Pop! – February 10-19, 2023
Presentation House Theatre – North Vancouver

Created for the very young (2-4 year olds) – Pop! Pop! takes us to a fantastical world of water and uses the fundamental game of hide and seek as a driving force of nature.

Join characters “Seek” and “Hide” as they discover and explore a colourful undersea world of sensory experiences including adorable puppets, and gentle, playful interaction with live musical layers and a rich soundscape. Audiences of curious explorers will be excited when they realize that they get to become part of the show.

“It’s interesting and delightful to discover how the audience influences each moment, making every show unique.” Says Joylyn Secunda, who plays Seek.

In their ongoing commitment to creating accessible theatre, PHT has continued their “choose your price” ticketing option.

Ticket Prices: $24/$20/$17

Purchase tickets here or call the box office at 604.990.3474


Want to win 4 tickets to POP! POP!? I have a 4-pk of tickets (good for any show) to give away to a lucky follower. 

**Make sure you are following Modern Mama Vancouver or Fraser Valley and POP! POP on Facebook or Instagram for all the details and enter below:
(contest rules listed at the bottom of this post and on each giveaway)
Contest runs January 30 to midnight February 5, 2023. 

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The Wellness ShowWellness Show Vancouver – February 11 & 12, 2023
Vancouver Convention Centre East, Vancouver


The Wellness Show returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre, February 11 & 12, 2023. Celebrating its 30th year with a focus on ” Life in Balance, Healthy Food & Lifestyle Options”

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. We connect like-minded businesses and thought-leaders in wellness. We educate the public on health options as a year-round online resource and as host of Western Canada’s biggest and most established health and lifestyles showcase.

This year’s lineup includes:

  • 250+ exhibitors dedicated to supporting a holistic, healthy lifestyle
  • Cooking and fitness demonstrations
  • Workshops , Seminars and Demonstrations
  • Relax and Recharge Lounge
  • YMCA Kids Zone

The Wellness Show features hundreds of exhibitors and runs over two days, with an average attendance of 20,000. There are three presentation stages including:

  • Cooking Demo Stage (local chefs and cookbook authors)
  • Women & Wellness Seminar Stage
  • Living Well Seminar Stage

Exhibitors range from focusing on food and lifestyle (vegan, keto, gluten free), exercise, holistic healing practices (massage, physiotherapy, chiropractors, acupressure, shiatsu, acupuncture and more), the metaphysical, supplements, natural skincare, candles, pet wellness, essential oils, and wellness resorts. There’s a little something for everyone at The 2023 Wellness Show!

The Wellness Show opens its doors from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, February 11th, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2022. The show takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre WEST, 1055 Canada Pl, in downtown Vancouver. All tickets are $12 General Admission, but purchase tickets online in advance and get $2 off the purchase price. 15 and under are free.  Tickets are on sale now at thewellnessshow.com, or at the door.


Want to win 2 tickets to the Wellness Show? I have 2 general admission tickets to give away to a lucky follower. 
**Make sure you are following Modern Mama Fraser Valley or Vancouver and The Wellness Show on Facebook or Instagram for all the details and enter below:
(contest rules listed at the bottom of this post and on each giveaway)
Contest runs January 26 to midnight January 31, 2023. 

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Have a show or exhibit to add to the list? Email me at tina@modernmama.com


Tina Evans

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