5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

It may be the middle of winter, but it’s never too early to start stretching your legs. Join Metro Vancouver staff tomorrow for a guided snowshoe tour to the peaks overlooking the Seymour Valley and learn more about the connection between snow and drinking water, while discovering local plants and animals during this (moderately strenuous) hike. Tour cost: $18-$25. Snowshoe rental available. Register online or call 604-432-6359 to book a spot.

Catch Lunar New Year celebrations in West Vancouver tomorrow and Sunday, with a traditional festival gathering happening at the centre court of the Park Royal south mall tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and another one at West Vancouver Community Centre on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will including lion dancing, a fashion show featuring cultural clothing, dancing, musical entertainment, crafts, and more.

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The rich voice of Don Stewart, accompanied by the Ron Johnston Trio, will be performing as the Jazz Vespers at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in West Vancouver on Sunday at 4 p.m. Listen as Stewart exudes songs of love, hurt and joy in a memorable way.

Silver Harbour Centre is encouraging people to get up and get moving with its February Frolic Dinner and Dance tomorrow. Doors for the event open at 5:15 p.m., with dinner served at 6, followed by dancing to the music of Greg Hampton. Tickets, which are $30 for Silver Harbour members and $35 for non-members, can be purchased by calling 604-980-2474.

Tomorrow is World Wetlands Day and anyone hoping to help protect these distinct environments is invited to help the Wildcoast Ecological Society restore Mackay Pond, one of the Lower Mainland’s only remaining wetland spots. All ages are welcome, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., to meet at West First Street and Lloyd Avenue (south of Capilano Mall) to help with the removal of invasive plants and the collection of garbage. Sturdy footwear is recommended.


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