It’s always kind of fun when a new month actually happens to fall on a Monday. It’s like old Father Time is winking at us, inviting us to make the most of it. Well, we’re heeding his suggestion and filling the week with some very fun things to do around the city. Let’s check it out!

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

Watch a Canucks game

The Canucks have got not one, but two home games this week! They’ll face off against the Rangers on Tuesday, then the Predators on Friday. Either way, you’re in for a great evening.

When: Tuesday, November 2nd and Friday, November 5th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $41+

Try a new restaurant

After a few years of delighting diners on Commercial Drive, the delicious Thai restaurant Kin Kao is getting ready to open its second location in Vancouver! This time around, they’re heading into the heart of Mount Pleasant. Check it out if you’re craving a nice meal this week.

When: Opens Thursday, November 4th
Where: 317 E Broadway

Witness the majesty of some eagles

Wouldn’t you know it? A town just outside of Vancouver is the preferred spot for thousands of eagles to come hang out. Harrison Mills has a variety of (free) walks that all but guarantee you’ll see some bald eagles during your visit. It’s ironic that Vancouver is a better place to see bald eagles than, you know, the United States, but we’ll take it.

Where: Click the link above for more info

FlyOver Canada- The Real Wild West

The destinations at this new FlyOver experience include Lake Tahoe, Zion National Park, the Las Vegas Strip, and most importantly, the Grand Canyon. Let’s face it- you won’t get to see it from this perspective unless you’re going on a private plane ride through it. We don’t have the dough for that, so we think this is a great alternative.

When: Opens Thursday, November 4th
Where: 201 – 999 Canada Place
Tickets: $23+

Eastside Culture Crawl

This iconic art festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month! Naturally, the participants are pulling out all the stops, offering virtual events, gallery tours, workshops and more. It’s as simple as this- if you like art, you’ll like the Eastside Culture Crawl.

When: Events throughout November
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: Free!

DTES Heart of the City Festival

Back for its 18th instalment, this festival shines a light on one of the most talked-about communities in Canada. Filled to the brim with talks, workshops, installations, readings, and more, the Heart of the City Festival is a great opportunity to learn about the DTES.

When: On until November 7th
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Varies per event (Free+)

Museum of Anthropology

Our final pick this month is the Museum of Anthropology. Their upcoming exhibition Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots focuses on contemporary artists from, you guessed it, African countries and Canada alike. Alongside the permanent exhibition and the amazing setting, this will be well worth the visit.

When: Opens Thursday, November 4th
Where: 6393 NW Marine Drive
Cost: $15

Museum of Vancouver

MOV has got something new to show off as well! Boarder X, presented alongside the Winnipeg Art Gallery, draws connections between the use of public space for alternative sports and the history of exclusionary policies and treaties towards Indigenous people. One is without a doubt worse than the other, but it’s an interesting way to highlight the issues.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost: Varies

Imagine Picasso

Did you love the Imagine Van Gogh exhibition that came to Vancouver? Look no further than the recently launched Image Picasso from the same folks! Origami-inspired displays will be showing some of the iconic artist’s best works, in a truly unique setting.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $34.99+

Rio Theatre

There’s so much going on at the Rio this week that it’s hard to sum up! Check out a new ski movie, watch the surreal A24 film The Green Knight, or catch a repeat showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Just in case you missed it over the weekend.

When: Events throughout the week
Where: 1660 E Broadway
Cost: Varies per event

Alright folks, that’s what we’ve got in mind this week! Hopefully, you can start November on the right foot!