We hope you enjoyed the weekend, Vancouver! And more importantly, we hope you’re ready for another fun week of things to do ahead. It looks like we’re finally getting some serious (and consistent) summer weather, so naturally, we want to make the most of it!

Here are the best things to do in Vancouver this week.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

The Vancouver Folk Music Fest kicks off this week! From multiple Grammy, Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Allison Russell, to Vancouver’s own Stringband Sundae, there’s definitely something to get everyone on their feet.

When: Starts Friday, July 15th
Where: Jericho Beach Park
Cost: Varies

Shipyards Live

Gentle reminder that this amazing summer series is still going strong! Head to North Van to enjoy everything from free concerts, to food trucks, to a marketplace, and of course, a little beer garden action.

When: Friday, July 15th
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way
Cost: Free to attend!

Check out a waterfront patio

We think we’ve raved about all the patios in Vancouver quite a bit – but can you blame us? Especially with so many waterfront options? And a sunny week ahead??

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Catch some sun

If the mood is more lounging in your bathing suit at the beach or neighbourhood park, we’ve got the list for you.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Big Splash Water Slide Park

If you really want to make a whole day of being outdoors, then the Big Splash Water Park might be just what you need. Have some family-friendly fun, ride a few slides, and be cool in the pool all day long.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 4775 Nulelum Way, Tsawwassen, BC
Cost: $27+ for GA

Enjoy free outdoor yoga

Attention, yogis and yoga enthusiasts! Lululemon is offering free outdoor yoga sessions to folks at locations all around BC, including Vancouver, North Van, Whistler, Victoria, and Kamloops. BYO-mat and settle in for a great session.

When: Sessions throughout the week
Where: All around BC
Cost: Free with registration! Click the link above for more info

Theatre Under the Stars

So much more than just a night at the theatre, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) interweaves a ton of exciting elements into a fun nighttime event you won’t forget.

When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 610 Pipeline Road
Cost: Varies by zone and purchase date

Summer Movie Nights

For a little more general (and FREE) night out this week, Summer Movie Nights is a great choice. This go around, enjoy an all-time classic movie, the 1995 version of Jumanji.

When: Thursday, July 14th
Where: šxʷƛ ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza)
Cost: Free!

Go on a date

A little summer romance, perchance? We like the sounds of that, and we’ve got some fantastic (and cheap) options that are sure to keep both old flames and new having a ton of fun!

When: Click the link above for our picks

Try a new restaurant

If you feel like balling out is the move, we’ve got a plan for that too. Check out some incredible new restaurants, bars and more that have recently opened in the city.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Ok folks, that’s what we’ve got in mind around Vancouver this week! Now, all you have to do is make the most of it!