January has absolutely flown by, or at least, that’s how we’re feeling about it. As we close out the month, we’re hoping to really enjoy the last few days. After all, a good end to this month surely means a good start to February, right?

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

Dine Out Vancouver

It’s gone by in a flash, and you’re running out of time to check out Dine Out! This massive, city-wide food fest wraps up on Monday, and if you’re scrambling to pick the places to try out, we’ve gone ahead and listed some of our very best picks this year.

When: Ends Monday, January 31st
Where: All around Vancouver
Cost: $20+

Rolla Skate Club at the PNE

Got a little energy to burn off this weekend? One unique option is Rolla Skate Club, which has taken over the old Rollerland space at the PNE and started hosting their own evenings! What’s more, this is an adult’s only event, so no running into a four year old while trying to show off to your friends.

When: Saturday, January 29th
Where: 21 N Renfrew Street
Cost: $15+

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.

When: Events throughout the weekend
Where: In-person and virtual events
Cost: Varies

Vancouver Short Film Festival

Speaking of virtual options, we’ve got the Vancouver Short Film Festival kicking off 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 programme, or indulge with a full pass!

When: Starts Friday, January 28th
Where: Online
Cost: $8+

#Indigeneity 2022

On the flipside, the VIFF Centre is hosting this short film evening on Thursday night, but will offer virtual screenings for the next little while. Check out 4 short films and documentaries exploring a wide range of Indigenous narratives, with a roundtable discussion (that will also be available to stream) happening afterwards.

When: Starts Thursday, January 27th
Where: Online and in-person options
Cost: $5+


Hosting activities, events and installations both virtually and across the city, LunarFest offers something for everyone! Our advice? Check out something in person, then make sure to tune in for a wide variety of virtual options on February 5th and 6th.

When: Starts Sunday, January 30th
Where: In-person and virtual options
Cost: Free+

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 art.

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

Lights to the Lodge

Maybe a full day of skiing isn’t really your vibe, but you still want to get outside this weekend. Another great option is the Lights to the Lodge, a snowshoe light walk that will have you exploring Cypress Mountain’s nordic area, their historic Hollyburn Lodge, and more!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $28.80+

Bloedel Conservatory

Wanting to take a breather from the rain? Your best bet is the Bloedel Conservatory, which houses hundreds of tropical plants and birds. That’s right, this is your own local oasis, and it’s sure to help you overcome those rainy day blues you might be feeling this weekend.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 4600 Cambie Street
Cost: $7.05

Vancouver Art Gallery

Here’s something a little different- UBC has acquired an almost 400-year old book and they’re showing it off at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Not just any book, though… we’re talking about the Holy Grail of Shakespeare’s writing, the First Folio, which had a copy recently sell for almost $10M USD.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: $24

Those are our picks for this weekend, Vancouver! We hope you have some fun for us!