A blank schedule has never done anyone any good. While it might be rainy and cold, that doesn’t mean you need to be stuck inside all week. So, if you’ve got nothing planned this upcoming week, don’t stress. Because there are always amazing things happening in Vancouver every week. And this week is no exception.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this week.
Who says you need to move to boring ol’ Italy to see one of the most iconic pieces of art in human history? Not us! While it’s not the “real thing,” the new exhibition by Special Entertainment Events Inc is bringing an immersive installation that brings Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to your front door.
When: Starts Friday, November 19
Where: 999 Canada Place
Cost: $20.10 for GA
Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again and it’s high time to start getting into the Christmas mood. And, in our opinion, there isn’t a single better place in the city that feels more like Christmas than the Vancouver Christmas Market. With drinks, snacks, and gifts galore, it’s a holiday tradition.
When: November 13 to December 24
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $12.99 for GA
Winter vibes are off the chart here in Vancouver, but if you wanted a bit more of a festival fun time, might we recommend ‘A Fairytale Christma.’ The show is in Langley and offers popcorn and mini donuts as you drive through an amazing show of lights, fairytale characters and holiday fun.
When: November 18 to January 1
Where: 6690 216 Street, Langley
Cost: $34.99 per car
Speaking of lights, Lumiere Vancouver is perfect for lovers of lavish lights. Situated across the city, these light installations are public artworks that help add some brightness to the dark November nights. There are sculptures at Granville Island, as well as some scatter across Downtown worth checking out.
When: November 12 – 30
Where: Locations across Vancouver
Did you know in the 1950s, Vancouver had more neon signs than Las Vegas? Wild right? Well, if you want to check out some of those signs, as well as others through the ages, this exhibit at the MOV is perfect to check out. Walk around and look at the neon worlds that used to rule the city.
When: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost: $10 to $15
It’s a big week for the Canucks with who games taking place at home. One against a fellow Canadian team and the other against the Colorado Avalanche. It’s a great time to check out some great hockey, no matter if you’re rooting for the home team or not!
When: November 17, 9 p.m. @ The Avalanche, November 19, 10 p.m. @ The Jets
Where: Roger’s Arena, 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: Depending on seat and games
Well, we’re getting down to the end of the year when all of the top Oscar contender movies start coming out. And Vancity Theatre has a rundown of what we think might be contenders for some Oscars this year. Movies like Power of the Dog, tick,tick…Boom!, and some interesting documentaries.
When: All week
Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
Cost: $10 to $15
Get your gift buying out of the way early at this fun, interesting and big craft fair. Stroll around the fair, and support some local artisans making one-of-a-kind works. It’ll be worth the journey to Deer Lake to get some wonderful crafts. It’s that time of the season!
When: November 19, 12 p.m. to 5 pm.
Where: Shadbolt Centre For The Arts, 6540 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
BC has some of the most beautiful natural hidden gems in the world. And if lust for adventure is in your blood, there are plenty of amazing things you can check out this weekend. From the Island to the Rockies, there really is something for everyone. All you need to do is take that first step and get going!
Where: All over BC
So, we hope you can spice up your week with some of these fun, cool, and interesting events taking palace across the city this week. Now go out and spite the cold weather!