Welcome to a weekend in a winter wonderland! If you’re looking to make the most of the next few days in Vancouver, then we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Enjoy some inside activities, get cozy at home… heck, maybe even try exploring the outdoors!

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

Go on a winter walk

Ready to become master of the elements this weekend? As long as you’re properly prepared, Vancouver and the surrounding area has got some incredible options for winter walks. Go enjoy Vancouver in a new, and very rare, light.

Where: Click the link above for our top picks

Ice Skating around Vancouver

We’re pleased as punch that both of Metro Vancouver’s ice skating areas have reopened for the winter! Head down to the Shipyards Skate Plaza and Robson Square Ice Rink for some hot laps with family or friends. Plus, if you bring your own skates, both of these options are free!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver and 800 Robson Street
Cost: Free to access

Rolla Skate Club at the PNE

On the flip side, the beloved Rolla Skate Club has found a permanent home in the city. And to celebrate, they’re now hosting both all-ages and adults-only parties every Saturday. So, whether you’re going for nostalgia purposes or have never skated before, this is a great (and cheap) option for a night out.

When: Saturdays throughout January
Where: 21 N Renfrew Street
Cost: $15+

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery has a ton of limited exhibitions to check out this month, ranging from Vancouver-specific artists to a major exhibition from Yoko Ono. Head down on a rainy Tuesday night and take advantage of admission by donation for the best bang for your buck.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Imagine Picasso

Speaking of artsy options, this is the last week to check out this immersive installation focusing on the iconic painter. The exhibition comes from the same folks as Imagine Van Gogh, so you can expect some seriously high-quality projections of the famous artist’s work.

When: Ends Saturday, January 8th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Tickets: $34.99

Canyon Lights

Not ready to let go of the holiday cheer? Neither are we. And obviously, Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge is a very easy pick, no matter your age!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
Tickets: $54.95

Italian Film Week

Start 2022 on a movie-loving note! VIFF Centre is hosting Italian Film Week starting this Friday, showing both contemporary and classic options. Whether you’re finally ready to watch a Fellini movie or are craving something new, they’ve got choices for you.

When: Starts Friday, January 7th
Where: 1181 Seymour Street
Cost: $15 for GA

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 week
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $28.80+

Bloedel Conservatory

We’re wrapping up this list with a couple of spots that manage to put a smile on our face, no matter the situation. First up is the Bloedel Conservatory, which offers an amazing array of tropical plants and birds to chill out with. You can’t look at a cool parrot and not feel better, it’s science.

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

Vancouver Aquarium

Speaking of science, the same is true with checking out adorable ocean critters. Whether you want to identify with jellyfish freely floating around, or otters playing, the Vancouver Aquarium is a great way to kick off the new year.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 845 Avison Way
Cost: $42 for GA

Those are our picks for this weekend, Vancouver. Stay safe and have some fun out there for us!