The end of the long weekend is always a tough thing to face. But, we’re hoping to make it that much easier, with some great things to look forward to this week in Vancouver! After all, we’ve got options, so why not make the most of them?

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

FAN EXPO Vancouver

Combining everything from movie and TV stars, to voice actors, to major names in the gaming world, FAN EXPO is a celebration of practically every part of pop culture. But, things wrap up tomorrow, so definitely visit if you’re thinking at all about it!

When: Ends Monday, February 21st
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $32+ for GA

Cautious Clay

The return of live concerts to Vancouver has us seriously pumped up. First up this week, the up-and-coming R&B/Soul superstar Cautious Clay, who’s got, we’ll be honest, an absolutely beautiful voice.

When: Thursday, February 24th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $25+

Disco Night

On the flipside, 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
Cost: $20+

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

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 week
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $54.95 (same price as an annual pass)

Shipyards Skate Plaza

On a similar note, the Shipyards Skate Plaza is also only supposed to stay open until the end of the month. Try and head over there to catch a sunset, that’s our advice.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free to access

Contemporary Art Gallery

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!

Lights to the Lodge

Speaking of some fun lighted options in Vancouver, we come to Lights to the Lodge. The experience is a snowshoe light walk that will have you exploring Cypress Mountain’s nordic area, their historic Hollyburn Lodge, and more!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $28.80+

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’ home game train just keeps rolling! They’re up against the Kraken for Family Day, and then will be taking on the Flames later in the week.

When: Monday, February 21st and Thursday, February 24th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: Varies

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 week
Where: Online and in-person events
Cost: Varies

That’s what we’ve got in mind, Vancouver!