Well, Vancouver, it’s been a rainy week and it’s looking like this weekend isn’t going to be much better. But that’s ok! Because we’ve got tons of things to do both inside and out. Brave the elements, or enjoy a little respite from them. Either way, there’s a lot to enjoy.

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

Current Swell

Well folks, live music is undoubtedly back in Vancouver! Kicking things off is the indie rock band Current Swell. Hailing from Victoria, this band offers a mix of classic sounds with a definite surf rock undercurrent.  As such, they’re a perfect option for those looking to settle into the fall vibes.

When: Friday, November 5th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $99+


Meanwhile, the LA-based trio LANY is playing the Pacific Coliseum this weekend. Thanks to the extra space in there, you should have ample room to enjoy their signature sounds.

When: Saturday, November 6th
Where: 100 N Renfrew Street
Cost: $49.50+

Emotional Oranges

Another LA-based group is visiting Vancouver this weekend! In fact, we’d recommend these guys over them, since they’re just getting started but have already gotten attention from names like Becky G. and Vince Staples. Plus, their voices are beautiful! Great little pop/R&B group for a nice night out.

When: Sunday, November 7th
Where: 918 Granville Street
Cost: $26.50+

Vancouver Whitecaps

With just a few games left in the regular season, the Whitecaps are holding on to a playoff spot! Know what will help them keep it? Having some fans cheering them on during their final home game of the season!

When: Sunday, November 7th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $45+

Vancouver Asian Film Festival

Whether you checked out VIFF and are craving more or have been looking forward to this for a while, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival is an easy yes from us. After all, there’s a whole lot more to check out from Asian filmmakers than Parasite and Squid Game.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Virtual and in-person events
Cost: Varies per event (Free+)

Ca Marche Creperie

Honestly, we’ve been waiting for Ca Marche to open for months. Coming from one of the folks behind Au Comptoir in Kitsilano, this brand new spot in the Vancouver House will be focusing on authentic sweet and savoury crepes, with a host of local ciders to go alongside them.

When: Opens Saturday, November 6th
Where: 1471 Continental Street

Witness the majesty of some eagles

Wouldn’t you know it? A town just outside of Vancouver is the preferred spot for thousands of eagles to come hang out. Harrison Mills has a variety of (free) walks that all but guarantee you’ll see some bald eagles during your visit. It’s ironic that Vancouver is a better place to see bald eagles than, you know, the United States, but we’ll take it.

Where: Click the link above for more info

FlyOver Canada- The Real Wild West

The destinations at this new FlyOver experience include Lake Tahoe, Zion National Park, the Las Vegas Strip, and most importantly, the Grand Canyon. Let’s face it- you won’t get to see it from this perspective unless you’re going on a private plane ride through it. We don’t have the dough for that, so we think this is a great alternative.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: 201 – 999 Canada Place
Tickets: $23+

DTES Heart of the City Festival

Back for its 18th instalment, this festival shines a light on one of the most talked-about communities in Canada. Filled to the brim with talks, workshops, installations, readings, and more, the Heart of the City Festival is a great opportunity to learn about the DTES.

When: Ends Sunday, November 7th
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Varies per event (Free+)

Museum of Anthropology

The exhibition Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots focuses on contemporary artists from, you guessed it, African countries and Canada alike. Alongside the permanent exhibition and the amazing setting, this will be well worth the visit.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: 6393 NW Marine Drive
Cost: $15

That’s what we’ve got in mind for this weekend, Vancouver! We hope that you can make the most of it.