Vancouver is a happening city, we don’t need to tell you that. There is always something to do, something to see or something to experience every single week. Whether it be new and interesting art exhibits, exciting events or hilarious shows to check out. And this week is no exception.

We’ve put together a list of some great things to do this upcoming week. Oh, and as always, be aware of current COVID restrictions.

Walk among hundreds of thousands of sunflowers

The newest flower farm experience in the Fraser Valley is also the first to offer sunflower visits this summer! Lakeland Flowers has gorgeous acres of sunflowers to explore and take home. They’re currently running an opening special where you can take 10 sunflowers home (included in your admission price), instead of the 5 regularly. That sounds like the best of both worlds to us.

When: Open until September
Where: 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $10 online, $12 at the gates (includes pre-cut flowers to take home)

Eat at a new restaurant

Vancouver is always popping off with new restaurants and a whole bunch of great ones are here this month. Why not spend a few days next week enjoying some of the new eats the city has to offer. From Mexican to Chinese to Greek to a bunch in between, there’s bound to be a new favourite place to eat opening up in your area soon

When: Any day
Where: Click the link above for our picks

Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

It’s that time again when the world’s best athletes face off in some of the most challenging, interesting, and entertaining events. And whether you want to watch gymnastics, rock climbing and, for the first time ever, skateboarding, you’ll need to find a way to tune in. Luckily, we got you covered! Aren’t we so nice?

When: Starting July 23
Where: CBC Gem
Cost: Free

Experience some queer art

We’ll go right out and say it: Art makes you smart. And there is a great opportunity to check out some amazing art from queer perspectives this week. The Vancouver Queer Arts Festival is happening all over the city until August 13th! Check out their website and find an event that piques your fancy.

When: July 24 to August 13
Where: All Over the city
Cost: A festival pass is $99 with individual event costs varying

Let your inner child enjoy some animation

Okay, contrary to the title we gave this, you do not need to be a child to enjoy animation. This is why the Vancouver Art Gallery is putting on an exhibit about the joy beauty of animation. Filled with animators and artists from around the world, this exhibit is guaranteed to be thought-provoking.

When: Until September 6
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: $6.50 and up

Audition for Family Feud Canada

If you have some spare time this week, why not audition for a game show. We know it sounds crazy, but it’s actually super easy! All you need to do is film a “virtual audition” and send it into the show. If you’re lucky, you could win some big bucks on the show. Or you could say an embarrassing answer and bring shame to your family forever. Hopefully the former!

When: Auditions are open until further notice!
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Go check out some beautiful waterfalls

Nothing beats the natural beauty of this province. So, why not jump in a car and check out some great falls across the province? Whether you want to go on a massive road trip or just a quick jaunt, there are some stunning waterfalls to check out in BC.

When: Whenever
Where: All around
Cost: A tank of gas!

Have a laugh at a comedy show

With events opening up around the city, that means comedy is slowly coming back. Some great shows are happening across the city, but a must check out is Jokes Please! Which happens every Thursday night. COVID regulations are easing, but they are still caps on attendees. So, be sure to get your tickets soon!

When: Thursday, July 29 at 9 p.m.
Where: 195 E 26th Ave.
Cost: $13.75

Play with magic at Wands & Wizards

Want to feel like Gandalf? There’s basically no answer to that other than “yes.” Well now’s your chance! Get your tickets to the Wands and Wizards interactive experience that’s happening in town. Use your magic to solve puzzles and do other activities. Yeah, it’ll be basically awesome.

When: Until September 6
Where: BC Place
Cost: $65+ for individuals and $100+ for families

Get the high culture experience at the Vancouver Bach Festival

If the other things on this list aren’t high brow enough for you, well then let us direct you to a festival dedicated entirely to classical music. You’ll be Bach for more after you check out some of these classic and moving experiences that are taking happening at places like the Chan Centre and the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

When: July 27 to August 6
Where: Across the city
Cost: Event depending!

And that’s our rundown of things you should do this week. We feel this gives a great glimpse at so much of the cool and interesting things happening in the city every week. If you check some of these events out, please let us know how they go!