The weekend is almost here, Vancouver! And with it comes another list of great things to do in and around this fine city of ours. We’ve got a real mixed bag weather-wise, which means tons of options both indoors and out are on the table! Let’s check it out.
Here are 10 things to do around Vancouver this weekend.
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 weekend
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
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 weekend
Cost: Varies per event
Visit a U-Pick Farm
Ready to get out into nature? Well, if you check out a nearby U-Pick farm, you’ll also have a little something to take home afterwards! If you’re wondering where to start, then we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favourites around the city.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Or 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 trip to the island
A brand new attraction has opened on Vancouver Island! The Malahat SkyWalk is a crazy lookout point and nature walk that offers stunning 360° views of the surrounding area. If you’re looking to see the island from a whole new point of view, this is the perfect option.
When: Now open!
Where: 901 Trans-Canada Highway, Malahat
Cost: $31.95 for GA
Watch a movie
Ready to take a break from summer? Well, it’s hard to beat a trip to the movies! This week, we’re recommending the Rio Theatre, which is showing everything from cult favourites (La Haine) to recently released options (Promising Young Woman). Check out the schedule and see if there’s anything you like!
When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 1660 E Broadway
Get back in the theatre
Craving some live entertainment/art instead? You’ll be happy to know that the Dancing on the Edge Festival is back! Until Saturday, you can check out live performances highlighting some incredible dancers and groups. It is one of Canada’s premier contemporary dance festivals, so we’re confident that it’ll be fun.
When: Ends Saturday, July 17th
Where: Multiple locations
Check out Wings and Wizards
This new experience in the city is both immersive and interactive. Set up at BC Place, Wings and Wizards lets you use a ‘magic wand’ to cast spells, complete tasks, and solve puzzles as you work your way through a magical world.
When: Open throughout July
Where: BC Place, 777 Pacific Boulevard
That’s what we’ve got for you this weekend, Vancouver! We hope you see something you like.
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