Welcome to the end of the weekend, Vancouver! It’s been a rainy one no doubt, and it’s not looking like Mother Nature is letting up anytime soon. But, we’ve got more than enough options to have some fun around town. Don’t believe us? Just keeping reading.
Here are 10 things to do around Vancouver this week.
A solo exhibition from First Nations artist Sho Sho Eqsuiro arrives at the Bill Reid Gallery this week! Using textiles, photographs and actual clothing pieces, the exhibition is meant to spark conversations about the legacies of genocide, and injustices that continue in the present.
When: Opens Wednesday, September 22nd
Where: 639 Hornby Street
Not only do the BC Lions have a game this week, but they’re doing something in the name of National Truth and Reconciliation Day. They will be giving away some 10,000 orange t-shirts, featuring a design from Kwakwaka’wakw/Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt. It’s a double whammy of reasons to go!
When: Friday, September 24th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Not feeling like leaving the house at all this week? We’ve got a couple of options for you. First up, we’ve selected some of our absolute favourite movies to watch as the seasons change. From cult classics to box office hits and more, this list is a what’s what of the best movies in the autumn.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
And do it with a live soundtrack! The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be scoring the iconic movie, and you’ve got multiple chances to check it out this week. If you’re looking for a fun mix of high and low culture, then this is a fantastic option this week.
When: Thursday, September 23rd and Friday, September 24th
Where: 601 Smithe Street
Not only has Richmond’s immersive gallery opened some new exhibits, but they’ve also moved locations to do so! This has become a great option for all those who love Kusama’s infinity rooms, or anyone who just appreciates pretty lights and colours!
When: Open daily
Where: 150 – 12111 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
Cost: $38.99 for GA
While the rest of Vancouver is stuck in traffic, you could be speeding your way around a go-kart track. TBC Indoor Kart Racing in Richmond offers the fastest go-karts in all of Metro Vancouver, and they can reach speeds up to 70km/hr! Talk about an exhilarating option.
When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 2100 Viceroy Place, Richmond
Kicking off at the end of this month, BC Culture Days is almost too big to try and include in this roundup! Starting September 24th, you can look forward to a wide array of virtual and in-person events, ranging from art exhibitions to music workshops and tours. Luckily, we have a full month to check it out!
When: Starts Friday, September 24th
Where: Virtual and in-person events
Cost: Free to access
Getting a little bored of playing video games from your couch? Zero Latency has exactly what you need. This state-of-the-art facility offers a variety of truly immersive experiences, ranging from solving puzzles to a shooter set within the Far Cry universe. Think of it as your local arcade’s older sibling.
When: Open throughout the week
Where: Kingsgate Mall, 370 E Broadway #101
Cost: Varies per experience
If you don’t care about the forecast, there are a couple of outdoor options to look forward to as well. First up is the start of the Maan Farms Fall Festival, which has everything from seasonal treats to a pumpkin patch and barnyard animal visits.
When: On throughout the week
Where: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $15.50+ for GA
Did you recently buy a full Arc’teryx kick and are itching to test it out? We’ve got you covered. The Eagle Coaster zips you down the mountainside at 40 km/h. Add in a vertical drop of about 279m (900 feet), and this coaster becomes fun for all ages.
When: Open until September 26th
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $29 for GA (includes lift ticket)
That’s our roundup for this week, Vancouver!