Welcome to Sunday, Vancouver! We hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather and all the new options for things to do around the city. And, if you’re looking to keep the ball rolling, then we’re here to help. From delicious meals to outdoor activities are more, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this week.
Have a Gourmet Picnic at VanDusen Garden
Feeling a little fancy this week? We’ve got just the thing for you. Truffles Fine Foods and VanDusen Garden are offering private, gourmet 4-course picnic experiences complete with a private table a 2-hour admission to the garden. A nice extra kicker? There are both vegan and regular options.
When: Starts Wednesday, June 16th
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $98 per person
Go on a quick camping trip
Are you one of those people that can actually take a day off mid-week? First off, we envy you. But second, we recently rounded up some of our favourite camping spots in BC. From spots close to Vancouver to some truly remote locations, we think this is a great starting point.
When: Available pending travel restrictions
Where: Click the link above for our picks!
Head back to the movies
That’s right, for the first time in a very long time, Vancouver’s movie theatres can welcome guests back once more! Cineplex will be showing some recent releases, but honestly, we’re loving the reopening lineup of The Rio, which includes titles like The Big Lebowski and Nomadland.
When: Reopening throughout the week
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Try a new restaurant
The list of new spots opening in Vancouver just continues to grow! This week will see the opening of Miantiao, a new concept inspired by Italian and Chinese cuisines. What’s more, this is the new shining jewel of the Shangri-La Hotel, so we’re going in expecting greatness.
When: Opens Thursday, June 17th
Where: 1115 Alberni Street
Or check out a new ‘Backyard Cookout’ series
Looking to start the week on the right foot? A super-easy way to do it is with the new Backyard Cookout series at The Boxcar. They’ve partnered with the Tacofino Food Truck to host some of Vancouver’s best new names for delicious food and drinks. This week is Between 2 Buns Burgers, in case you were wondering.
When: Mondays throughout June, 5 PM-9 PM
Where: 917 Main Street
Unleash your inner wizard
A brand new interactive experience has landed in Vancouver this week! The ‘Wings and Wizards’ experience combines immersive audio and visual technology with ‘real’ wands to help you cast spells, solve riddles, and more. Plus, the wand idea is pretty genius, since it replaces normal touchpoints.
When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: BC Place, 777 Pacific Boulevard
Check out a flower walk
Fleurs de Villes, Vancouver’s stunning flower walk in support of breast cancer research, returns this Friday! Businesses throughout downtown Vancouver will have over 50 incredible flower displays for you to check out. It’s self-guided, it’s beautiful, and it’s free! That’s a weekend trifecta to us.
When: Now open
Where: Around downtown Vancouver
Treat yourself to a scoop of the good stuff
One easy way to get over a rainy day in the summer is with a little bit of ice cream! Whether you’re craving the classics or trying to find the weirdest options in the city, we’ve got you covered. Personally, we’re aiming for a flavour that’s off the beaten path, but still delicious. Luckily, Vancouver has no shortage of that.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Have some fun at Playland
Not one but two iconic BC attractions have opened, and we think you should check out them both! First up is Playland, which has officially reopened for the summer. Expect delicious food, a safety-first atmosphere, and of course, thrills a-plenty.
When: Now open
Where: 2901 E Hastings Street
Tickets: $39.50 for GA
Get back on the Sea to Sky Gondola
Looking for a different kind of thrill? Why not hang around on top of a mountain for a couple of hours. After dealing with their second act of serious vandalism in as many years, the Sea to Sky Gondola is back up and running! We say go show some love for this amazing attraction.
When: Now open
Where: 36800 BC-99, Squamish
Tickets: $55.95 for GA, $14.29 for Ride-Down Only
That’s what we’ve got in mind this week, Vancouver! We hope that you have some fun out there for us.
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