Well Vancouver, this was the craziest week we’ve seen in a long, long time. So, while this weekend’s forecast is looking surprisingly tame, we’re also including a couple of options looking for those who want to help out with the relief efforts, or simply do some good in their community. And of course, there are our classic picks, since the holiday season is almost in full swing.

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

Check out some fundraisers related to the BC storm

Wanting to help out those affected this week? A variety of verified fundraisers have been created with exactly that in mind. Help individual families, support animal shelters, or even pitch in to help out entire communities.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Dine Strathcona

This local food festival has returned for another instalment! Not only is this is a great way to enjoy some of the best spots in the city, but $5 from each specialty meal/offering will go towards the HAVE Culinary Training Society, which helps disadvantaged members of the community learn about, and find a job in, the tourism and hospitality industry.

When: Now until November 30th
Where: Spots all over Strathcona!

Watch some crazy climbing movies

The Rio Theatre is hosting a showing of not one, but four climbing films as part of the ongoing Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. What’s more, the event will feature a presentation from Alannah Yip, who competed in climbing events at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this summer.

When: Friday, November 19th
Where: 1660 E Broadway
Cost: $23

Canyon Lights 2021

That’s right folks, this iconic event is back for the holiday season! There’s no denying that Canyon Lights is a bucket-list activity for tourists and residents alike. Whether you’re experiencing it for the first time or looping back around to capture the magic, it’s an easy pick this weekend.

When: Starts Saturday, November 20th
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
Tickets: $54.95

Reflections Terrace

Although it’s more popular in the summer, Reflections at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is easily worth a visit in the winter as well. This stunning open-air terrace is the perfect place to kick your feet up in style, and the seasonal food and drink offerings only add to the ambience.

When: Open throughout the winter
Where: 801 West Georgia Street


TOKiMONSTA has become a must-know name in the electronic scene, thanks to collaborations with names like ZHU and Anderson .Paak. Surprise, she’s also amazing live! If you’re looking to enjoy some live music this weekend, then this is our top pick.

When: Saturday, November 20th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $34.50

Lumiere Vancouver

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 scattered across Downtown worth checking out.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Locations across Vancouver
Cost: Free

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

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

Vancouver Christmas Market

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: Open throughout the weekend
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $12.99 for GA

Hit Vitae Apparel’s warehouse sale

Vancouver’s very own activewear brand Vitae Apparel is throwing their 3rd annual warehouse sale this weekend. You can stock up on the best gear at up to 75% off. Exclusive VIP access for Curiocity readers starts Friday night. Register here.

When: Friday, November 19th (VIP ONLY) until Sunday, November 21st
Where: 33 West 8th Avenue

Hopefully, these picks will put a little spring in your step leading into the weekend!