We’ve got another beautiful, sunny week lined up, Vancouver! And there are plenty of great things to do in and around the city for folks of all schedules and workloads. From cafe-hopping to West Vancouver’s buzzing Aburi Market, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver from July 18-22.

Billy Talent

Rock fans in Vancouver are in for a real treat this week. On Monday, July 18th, folks can relive the glory days of the Vans Warped Tour with a Billy Talent concert. Talk about starting off the week with a bang!

When: Monday, July 18th
Where: 100 North Renfrew Street
Cost: $60.50+

Aburi Market in West Van


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The first-ever Aburi Market in West Van is in full swing, and you can enjoy loads of delicious Japanese eats and unique home goods from various local and international vendors. The market is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm – if you want to check it out!

When: Open Tuesday to Sunday weekly
Where: 1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Rent glow-in-the-dark paddle boards

In terms of fun evening experiences, Light the Night 2022 looks like an absolute blast! As long as you’ve got a couple of paddle sessions under your belt – you’re ready to go.

When: Tours every Friday and Saturday
Where: 1812 Boatlift Lane
Cost: $105

Charli XCX


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Charli XCX walked so other hyper pop artists could run. And with a new album out, this is sure to be an incredibly energetic concert to vibe out to. The sensational Charli XCX is coming to Vancouver on Thursday, July 21st.

When: Thursday, July 21st
Where: 601 Smithe Street
Cost: $34.50+

Love Intersections Panel – Vancouver Pride Society 

There are so many ways to celebrate Vancouver Pride this year – and not just during the long weekend. Join Love Intersections for an intergenerational film screening of Richard Fung’s Re: Orientations (2016) x Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny (2019), and a special premiere of 2 bonus chapters. The screenings will be followed by a panel on intergenerational queer East Asian community building.

When: Wednesday, July 20th
Where: 149 West Hastings Street

Check out a hidden cafe

Whether you want to hole yourself up in a cozy reading nook, see some new faces, or sip on a latte while you ‘people-watch,’ there are a ton of neighbourhood cafes shattered across Vancouver that would fit the bill.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

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Check out a public pool or splash park


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All these glorious hot summer days call for a bit of effort when it comes to staying cool. Fortunately, we’ve got some solid options by way of spray parks and outdoor pools to toss your way. Plus, Vancouver’s amazing ice cream & frozen dessert scene.

When: Open throughout July
Where: Click the link above for more info
Cost: $4.22 and up

After work brews at the park

Chances are, if you’re sunbathing at the park after work – a nice cold one sounds like a pretty good way to unwind. Thankfully, there are plenty of alcohol-friendly spots around Vancouver to choose from thanks to the city’s ‘Alcohol in Parks Pilot’ program. Check it out!

Where: Locations around Vancouver

Get an outdoor workout in

Working out is not everyone’s cup of tea – but it’s certainly more enjoyable surrounded by the great outdoors (we think so, anyway!) Luckily, Vancouverites have plenty of pull-up bars and outdoor fitness equipment at their disposal.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Fridays on the Front


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Once we’ve made it to Friday, we definitely think a little celebration is in order. Check out the huge block party series taking over downtown New West every Friday from 5 to 9 pm. Oh, and did we mention admission is free??

When: Friday, July 8th to Friday, August 19th
Where: Front Street Mews, between 6th and McKenzie Street

And there you have it – that’s our roundup of the best things to do in Vancouver from July 18-22. Have a great week, Vancouver!