Is it just us or has February flown by? Now that we’re approaching the last weekend of the month in Vancouver, we’re definitely looking forward to the start of spring. But, winter ain’t over yet, and we’ve got some great ways for you to make the most of it.
Here are the 10 best things to do in Vancouver this weekend.
This free arts fest wraps up on Sunday! Augmented reality installations will be set up around the city, and there will also be live events and outdoor hangouts to attend, including an open-air stop for drinks and food.
When: Ends Sunday, February 27th
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Vancouver continues to see new and delicious restaurants on an almost weekly basis! If you’re thinking of trying something new, we’ve got options in mind.
Where: Click the link above for more info
Live theatre is back in Vancouver, and one of the best ways to experience it is at the Arts Club. They’re showing some fun stuff both in-person and online, but we’re focused on a live-action version of Kim’s Convenience.
When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: 2750 Granville Street
Meanwhile, the film and TV buffs out there might want to check this out! Gerald’s Game is arguably the starting point of Mike Flanagan’s mainstream career, and it would be super fun to get some insight on his process.
When: Sunday, February 27th
Where: 1660 East Broadway
Cost: $15 for GA
Those looking for some real high energy tunes (dancing is back, after all) can look forward to Disco Night at the Commodore this week. Some great DJs and performers will be leading the charge, and it’s the perfect way to shake out the week’s burdens.
When: Friday, February 25th
Where: 868 Granville Street
You’re running out of time to check out this romance-themed version of Canyon Lights. The ‘Love Lights’ experience will wrap up at the end of the month, so make sure to check it out sooner rather than later.
When: On throughout the weekend
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $54.95 (same price as an annual pass)
Looking to avoid a rainy weekend? Now a permanent option at the PNE, you can enjoy days and evenings of both family-friendly and adults-only roller skating! It’s a great mix up for date night, or as a weekend outing.
When: Saturday, February 26th
Where: 21 N Renfrew Street
Of course, an outside option could be just what you need. We recently heard that both the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the UBC Botanical Garden are admission by donation until the start of April!
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Locations around UBC
Cost: Admission by donation
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
This free to visit gallery in downtown Vancouver just opened two new exhibits that you can check out. Alex Morrison’s “Nooks and Corners” explores the ‘aesthetics of utopian thought’. Meanwhile, Canadian artist Alison Yip’s “Soma Topika” uses a variety of mediums to explore the ways that humans experience “time, space, self, and relationships”. We might not get it off the hop, but there’s no denying it’s fun to check out!
Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday
Where: 555 Nelson Street
Cost: Admission by donation!
Those are our picks for this weekend, Vancouver!