Another weekend is right around the bend, Vancouver! And while things might start out on a rainy note, we’ve got back-to-back sunny days in the forecast afterwards. Know what that means? Whether you’re looking for something to do inside or out, we’ve got options for you.

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

Celebrate Black History Month

With Black History Month kicking off in Vancouver and across Canada this week, we rounded up some of the best ways to educate yourself and celebrate it. From educational talks to film series to live events, there’s no shortage of options.

When: Events throughout February
Where: Online and in-person events
Cost: Varies

La Poutine Week

Poutine is delicious any time of year, but is definitely best enjoyed during the colder months. So, now’s a great time to enjoy the return of La Poutine Week, which has over 15 local restaurants joining in, with the hopes of being crowned the best in the city!

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Locations around Vancouver

Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest

On the flip side, 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 quickly, so we’re here to help! Click the link above for the options that stood out the most to us.

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

Contemporary Art Gallery

This free to visit gallery in downtown Vancouver just opened two new exhibits that you can check out. Alex Morrison’s “Nooks and Corners” explores the ‘aesthetics of utopian thought’. Meanwhile, Canadian artist Alison Yip’s “Soma Topika” uses a variety of mediums to explore the ways that humans experience “time, space, self, and relationships”. We might not get it off the hop, but there’s no denying it’s fun to check out!

Hours: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 555 Nelson Street
Cost: Admission by donation!

Watch the Olympics

That’s right folks, the 2022 Winter Olympics kick off this weekend! It’s not exactly an easy event to sum up, but the world’s greatest winter athletes will be competing head-to-head in hundreds of events. Need a place to start? Click the link above to see all the BC athletes that will be there.

When: Starts Friday, February 4th
Where: Multiple streaming services

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

We were super excited to hear about this brand new experience starting up this week! For almost all of February, the Capilano Suspension Bridge will rework the classic Canyon Lights into Love Lights. You’ve probably already guessed, but get ready for a Valentine’s Day theme.

When: Starts Friday, February 4th
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $54.95 (same price as an annual pass)

PuSh Festival

This long-running celebration of performance art has opted for a hybrid setup this year, which means you can check something out in person or stream it from the comfort of your own home. But make sure to explore the lineup sooner rather than later, because it ends this weekend!

When: Ends Sunday, February 6th
Where: In-person and virtual events
Cost: Varies

Vancouver Short Film Festival

On the same note, this local film fest also wraps up this weekend! Focusing on short films from all across Canada, the festival combines a wide variety of genres, ranging from comedy to horror to sci-fi. Opt-in for a single program, or indulge with a full pass!

When: Ends Sunday, February 6th
Where: Online
Cost: $8+

Robson Square Ice Rink

Those looking to enjoy the city’s outdoor options should head to the Robson Square Ice Rink, which has returned after a hiatus last year. The ever-popular downtown location ensures that this is going to be busy throughout the winter, so make sure to try and get there outside of peak hours for the best experience.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: Free to access

The Lantern City

Although this is technically a part of LunarFest, it’s big enough that it deserves its own mention. With installations happening at both Granville Island and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza), The Lantern City brings together artists from all around Asia as well as local ones, making it a great option for those looking for some outside art.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Granville Island and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square
Cost: Free

That’s what we’ve got lined up for you this weekend, Vancouver!