Welcome to the end of the weekend, folks! Luckily, the fun doesn’t have to stop just because the weekend did, and especially since the Vancouver forecast is looking pretty nice this week. Whether you’re itching to enjoy spring, or biding your energy, we’ve got some great options.
Here are 10 things to do this week in Vancouver.
Kevin Smith’s famous fictional fast-food franchise (say that 5 times fast) is stepping into the real world this March. And, it’s going to available in Vancouver! Swing by the host restaurant (Dublin Calling) or order it off of SkipTheDishes for an easier option.
When: Now open!
Where: 900 Granville St
Last week, the provincial government loosened restrictions on outdoor gatherings for the spring. While you can’t meet a bunch of friends on a patio just yet, you could go hang out in a park or at the beach instead! Time to text that friend that you’ve been meaning to for, we dunno, like 4 months?
Where: Click the link above for more info
North Vancouver’s amazing tourist attraction has reopened for the spring. Dress properly, and you can experience the beauty of the bridge in the rain, which is an underrated sight for Vancouverites. At least, that’s our opinion.
When: Open daily
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $54.95 (same price as an annual pass)
Our best recommendation for those looking for summer fun is to head to the Bloedel Conservatory, where you’ll be treated to an incredibly lush experience. Tropical plans and tropical birds? Pinch us, we must be dreaming. Great if you need a break for Vancouver’s gloomy winter days.
When: Open daily
Where: Cambie Street 4600
Cost: $6.90, get tickets online
The newest installation from the Vancouver Biennale is a towering, deep red statue from Chinese artist Chen Wenling. But, the subject is a lighthearted, smiling boy, which references a Chinese story. After all, what’s the point of public art if the public doesn’t see it?
When: Now on view
Where: Seawall (False Creek North)
Tourism Vancouver has partnered up with the local dance company Small Stage to bring professional dance back to Vancouver. Scattered around downtown, these bubbles are part public art, part location for performance art. And, dance styles from all over the world are being showcased.
When: Thursday to Saturday nights, throughout March
Where: Thursdays- Lot 19, 855 W Hastings Street, Fridays (with live artists)- Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Courtyard, 1000 Burrard Street and Saturdays- Bute and Alberni Plaza
Speaking of dance, this annual festival is going virtual this year, but we’re not complaining. Why? Because they’ve got some amazing performances showcasing the stories, songs, and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
When: Starts Friday, March 12th
For the first time, CelticFest is offering virtual options alongside in-person concerts. However, we think this is going to be an amazing option for those wanting to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. The festival was cancelled at the last minute in 2020, so we’re just happy to see its return!
When: Now on!
Where: Online and in-person
From getting outside to enjoying art and making the most of virtual events, Vancouver has got some great free things to do this month. Need a starting point? We’ve rounded up a few of our top picks, just to make things that much easier for you. All you have to do is check them out!
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Feeling peckish? Well, you might want to plan to visit The Polygon’s next exhibit, titled A Feast for the Eyes. The show is a roundup of some of the world’s most famous photographers, and all the pieces have one thing in common- a focus on food.
When: Now open!
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation
That’s our roundup of things to do this week in Vancouver, folks! Have a great one for us.