Well Vancouver, it looks like we’ve got a rainy week to deal with after such a nice weekend. Hey. no problem- we’ve got all kinds of options in mind for you. Whether you’re looking to embrace the rainy spring weather or stick to indoor experiences, check out this list for some inspiration.

Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Vancouver this week.

Hike up Grouse Mountain

Yes folks, we’re going there. Now that the Grouse Grind is open for the season, we recommend you suit up appropriately and tackle it in the rain. You’ll be guaranteed to see just a small fraction of the regular amount of people on there, and booking a download ticket will be easier than ever as well.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: Grouse Mountain
Cost: $20 (for the download ticket)

Hear some virtual Music on Main

This long-running celebration of local music has gone virtual! Over the next few days, you’ll be able to enjoy 10 different concerts from some amazing local talent. In addition to the online performances, there will be artist talks and other learning opportunities. The best part? It’s by donation!

When: On until Tuesday, May 18th
Where: Online
Cost: By donation!

Check out an interesting beer sample shop

Granville Island Brewing has gone all out on the release of their latest beer- a super summery peach sour. In addition to hosting a sample shop (where a donation to the Vancouver Food Bank gets you a beer), they’ve also partnered with Lee’s Donuts for an accompanying peach donut!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 45 Water Street
Cost: $5 donation, or a food donation, to the Vancouver Food Bank

Look at a food-focused art exhibit

Do you love taking pics of food almost as much as you love eating it? Our friends sure do, which is why we told them to visit The Polygon’s latest 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: On until May 30th
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation

Visit a new immersive exhibition

The Firehall Arts Centre is back with a legitimate, in-person experience! They’re hosting the world premiere of yellow objects, a new project from playwright Derek Chan. Consisting of objects, voice recordings and projections, the exhibition presents two looks at Hong Kong- the city in 2019, and what the city may look like in 2050.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 280 E Cordova Street
Cost: $15 and up

Treat yourself to dinner

Feel like celebrating spring with a delicious meal? We’re in the same boat, which is why we rounded up some of our absolute favourite spots to get pasta in Vancouver this week. Let’s face it, no matter the temperature, time of day, or season, pasta has the unique ability to hit the spot.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Do a little shopping

If you feel like this is the weekend to update your wardrobe, then we’ve got you covered. We revisited our list of the best vintage clothing stores in Vancouver to check out, and found some new names to put on there! Whether you want Grateful Dead lot tees or a Prada skirt from the 90s, Vancouver’s vintage scene has you covered.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Look at Silent Witness: Photographs of Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks can definitely be a little spooky but photographer Stefano Benazzo’s work shows the beauty of these now-defunct objects. You’ll get to see how the abandoned ships merge with their natural environment in 60 stunning photos. Plus it’s a good excuse to check out the Vancouver Maritime Museum if you haven’t done that in a while.

When: On until July 18th
Where: 1905 Ogden
Cost: $13.50

Check out a regular Drive-In Movie

The Twilight Drive-In is an amazing way to enjoy movies on the silver screen, both old and new. Whoever is running the programming there deserves a pat on the back- one week it’s the latest movies to come out, and the next it’s some all-time classic.

When: Showtimes weekly
Where: 260th Street & Fraser Highway, Langley
Cost: $30 and up

That’s what we’ve got in mind for you this week, Vancouver! We hope that you have some fun out there.