Happy Sunday, folks! We’ve got pretty much a perfect week of summer weather on the horizon in Vancouver, and we’re ready to make the most of it. There are attractions to see, delicious restaurants to try, and just plain old general fun to be had!

Here are 10 things to do around Vancouver this week.

See a VR Art Installation

The art installation UNINTERRUPTED has returned to Vancouver! What was once a massive projection on the Cambie Bridge is now an immersive VR experience showing the ‘salmon’s homeward journey’. What’s more- it’s free to check out for yourself!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: Shipyard Commons, North Vancouver
Cost: Free

Or head to the Art Gallery

A new exhibition has opened at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Jan Wade: Soul Power is a solo exhibition from the artist, and includes mixed media paintings, textiles and sculptural objects. Make sure to check out this amazing artist’s work when you get the chance!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Have some fun at Playland

A trip to the amusement park is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. Especially when the alternative is screaming in fear as you enjoy some downright thrilling rides. Plus, they’ve got nighttime spots available every Friday and Saturday!

When: Open Thursday to Sunday weekly
Where: 2901 E Hastings Street
Tickets: $39.50 for GA

Be cool in the pool

Looking for something a little more relaxed? There are now 5 public pools open around the city! Honestly, Vancouver’s public pool scene is second to none, with a couple of spots being right up there for the best public pools on earth (looking at you, Kits and Second Beach!). Since swimming in the ocean is more or less a no-no, this is a great way to stay cool this summer.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: Click the link above for more info

Try a new restaurant

A brand new restaurant concept has opened on Granville Island! Alimentaria Mexicana is the new venture from the folks behind Chancho Tortilleria, and is a fantastic way to cap off a trip to the market. After all, what beats a pitcher of margarita with some friends on a hot summer day?

When: Now open! Check Tock to make a reservation
Where: 1596 Johnston Street

Listen to some music

The Vancouver Folk Music Fest has returned for 2021! While they’ve stuck with virtual programming, they have made all the concerts free for you to enjoy. Our advice? Put on one you like the sound of, and enjoy some close-to-home tunes for your next night on the patio.

When: Streaming throughout the week
Where: Online

Ride down a mountain coaster

Vancouver’s newest outdoor attraction has arrived. This week, Cypress Mountain unveiled the Eagle Coaster, which zips you down the mountain at speeds up to 25km/h. It’s a nice way to catch a thrill while outside, and who doesn’t love a trip to the North Shore to begin with?

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $29+

Check out Vancouver Pride

Vancouver Pride is back for the 2021 season! This year, you can expect a mix of both virtual and in-person events, and things kick off this weekend. Check out a showcase of queer local bands, or see what the first Ballroom Talk of the season has in store.

When: Events throughout the week
Where: Online
Cost: Varies per event

Walk among some sunflowers

The newest flower farm experience in the Fraser Valley is also the first to offer sunflower visits this summer! Lakeland Flowers has 10 gorgeous acres of sunflowers to explore, and you’ll even get a few stems to take home after your visit. That sounds like the best of both worlds to us.

When: Open until September
Where: 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $10+ (online pricing, includes pre-cut flowers to take home)

Take a bike tour of Vancouver’s public art

The Vancouver Biennale’s BIKEnnale has returned for the summer! This extensive guide offers multiple routes that will show you the best of the city’s public art. All biked out, thanks to our list of bike rides around the city? Hey, no problem, because they’ve got walking routes as well.

When: Open throughout July
Where: Click the link above for routes

That’s what we’ve got for you this week, Vancouver!