We’ve got a mixed bag of weather to look forward to this weekend, Vancouver! Things are set to start out rainy, but the sun should come around starting on Sunday. Naturally, that means we’ve got a mix of both indoor and outdoor activities for you to check out.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Go for Dinner

With the lightening of public health restrictions, we’ve got a few ‘normal’ options that got a lot more exciting this week. And, with sun and good weather in the forecast, we’re thinking it might be time to check out an outdoor heated patio around the city.

Where: Click the link above for our picks


One of Canada’s most iconic electronic producers is in Vancouver this week! Dan Snaith (aka Caribou) has been putting out amazing albums for over a decade and shows no signs of slowing down. Plus, with dancing back on the menu, it’s time to get a little groovy!

When: Showtimes Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $36.50+

Go for a Swim

Swimming pools are back at full capacity for those looking to take a dip! While we’re not trying to do 6AM laps, it is nice to go splash around and get a little exercise in when your can.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: $6.66 for GA

Head to the Garden(s)

Thinking it’s a nice weekend to get outside? So do we! And, we recently heard that both the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the UBC Botanical Garden are admission by donation until the start of April! Sure, it might not be the prettiest version, but it’s still good for a very serene afternoon.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Locations around UBC
Cost: Admission by donation

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have got not one, but two home games this weekend! They’ll be facing off against the Ducks on Saturday, then will be hosting their budding regional rivals, the Kraken, on Monday.

When: Friday, February 18th and Monday, February 21st
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: Varies

VMF Winter Arts

On the flipside, this open-air art festival has taken over downtown. Check out some amazing AR and light-based installations, then head to šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square to see what their Winter Arts Hub is all about. Hint: you’ll be pleased you went.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Locations around Vancouver

Vancouver Aquarium

Of course, Family Day weekend also means some family-friendly activities. Considering its extended hiatus during the first year or so of the pandemic, we’re just happy that the Vancouver Aquarium is still on the list of major attractions in the city! But, not only that, it’s back and better than ever, with new experiences and exhibits to check out. Plus, throughout the weekend, 1 child admission is free with 1 regular admission!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 845 Avison Way
Cost: $42 for GA

Science World

In the same vein, Science World is another iconic Vancouver attraction that should be visited at least once a year. And, with free admission for those 12 and under for Family Day, maybe this is the weekend that you go and check it out. Remember folks- science rules!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $27.62 for GA, reserve your time slot online

Vancouver Art Gallery

Last on the Family Day tip, we’ve got the Vancouver Art Gallery! Not only are they joining the free admission (for 12 and under) party, but they’re also offering a free ‘Art Detective Bag’ for the first 100 families to visit that day. Not only will this enrich your little art buff’s experience- you’ll also get some materials to make your own art at home afterwards.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: $24 for GA

Celebrate Black History Month

With Black History Month going on in Vancouver and around Canada, we made a list of some of the best ways to educate yourself and celebrate it. From educational talks to film series to live events, there’s no shortage of options.

When: Events throughout the weekend
Where: Online and in-person events
Cost: Varies

Those are our picks for this weekend, Vancouver!