Welcome to the start of another week, folks. We’ve got a week of rain ahead of us, but we’re bringing the sunshine with a variety of great things to do both inside and out! Treat yourself to a nice meal, enjoy a live event, or get outside and face the elements. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got options for you. So, let’s check them out.

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

PuSh Festival

That’s right, one of the best performing arts festivals in Canada is coming back to Vancouver! PuSh will be (so far) going for a hybrid setup this year, which means you can enjoy some incredible performances either in-person or from the comfort of your own home. And of course, their commitment to accessibility means that a few options will be free to access.

When: Starts Thursday, January 20th
Where: In-person and virtual events
Cost: Varies

Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers

After an extended hiatus of home games, the Canucks are finally hosting someone this week! Not just any team, either, since the Florida Panthers have proved themselves to be a force to be reckoned with so far this season. Luckily, the Canucks have been on fire themselves!

When: Friday, January 21st
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $60+

Canyon Lights

If you still haven’t been, know that this is the last week to enjoy one of Vancouver’s most beautiful attractions- Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Plus, head out during the week to avoid that last weekend crowd we all know and love.

When: Open until Sunday, January 23rd
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
Tickets: $54.95

Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out is, without question, one of the most important food festivals in Western Canada, if not the entire country. But, with hundreds of spots joining in on the fun, picking your first spot can be the hardest part. Don’t worry about it- just click the link above for some of our top picks.

When: On throughout the week
Where: All around Vancouver
Cost: $20+

Street Food City

This is a part of Dine Out, but we think it deserves a special mention, and especially since it only lasts for this week. Some of Vancouver’s best food trucks will be converging at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (near the Vancouver Art Gallery). Swing down any day to try some delicious eats while you wander around.

When: On until Sunday, January 23rd
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square

Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest

On the flipside, those looking for a great beverage this week will easily find one during Hot Chocolate Fest! Much like Dine Out, the variety can get overwhelming fast, so we’re here to help! Click the link above for the options that stood out the most to us.

When: On throughout the week
Where: All around Metro Vancouver

Watch an iconic movie on the big screen

We consider it a rite of passage to stumble across a Hayao Miyazaki movie and end up binging like 3 or 4 in a row. But, very rarely to we actually get to see one of his works on the big screen. That changes this week, since The Cinematheque will be showing the adorable My Neighbor Totoro.

When: Friday, January 21st
Where: 1131 Howe Street
Cost: $14 for GA

Ice Skating around Vancouver

We’re pleased as punch that both of Metro Vancouver’s ice skating areas have reopened for the winter! Head down to the Shipyards Skate Plaza and Robson Square Ice Rink for some hot laps with family or friends. Plus, if you bring your own skates, both of these options are free!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver and 800 Robson Street
Cost: Free to access

Cross-Country Skiing at Cypress

Cypress Mountain boasts some of the best, and most popular, cross-country trails in all of Canada. Head out during the day for a fun expedition, or, enjoy the 7.5km of lit trails at night!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $25+ for GA

Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain

While there are a ton of snowshoe trails to enjoy all around Vancouver, Grouse Mountain does have ‘The Snowshoe Grind’, which is a tamed-down, winter version of the ever-popular trail up the mountain. Looking for something even more adventurous (and cheaper)? Then you might want to try a day trip to Squamish.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $61

That’s what we’ve got in mind for you this week, Vancouver!