Well folks, it looks like we’ve got a classic week of spring weather in Vancouver on our hands, but we’re not going to let it dampen our spirits. Toss on a rain jacket and get outside, or have some fun indoors! Either way, Vancouver has got some great options this week.

Here are 10 things to do this week in Vancouver.

Head to a Farmers’ Market

We don’t blame you if your farmers’ markets visits dropped in frequency over the winter. But, we do hope that with spring your passion for supporting local growers and artisans has returned! After all, you just can’t beat a big old bag of produce from an early morning trip to the market. Heck, it’s practically a rite of passage in the city.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Check out a Drive-In Movie

In the same vein, 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

Go on an early spring hike

Is sightseeing not enough anymore? No? Fair enough-we’ve got an amazing selection of spring and year-round hikes to check out across the Lower Mainland. Before making any serious plans, we recommend checking in with local health authorities to see what they’re saying. Yeah, we know, it’s weird that BC and municipalities are on different wavelengths regarding local travel, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

Where: Click the link above for more info

ExplorASIAN 2021

May is Asian Heritage Month, and it’s also the 25th anniversary of this massive festival of Asian cultures! The opening ceremony is this weekend, as well as the opening of a few art exhibits, virtual events, and streaming content.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Click the link above for more info

Play Disc Golf at Queen Elizabeth Park

If you’re looking for a way to hang with your friends outdoors in a socially distanced manner then disc golf might just be for you. And what’s even better is that the course at Queen Elizabeth Park is completely free! So grab a frisbee and your friends and try it out.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 33rd Avenue and Cambie St

Hit the Links

Confession time- we personally don’t play frisbee golf, because we’re too busy with actual golf. Along with a lot of other Canadians, we really dove into the sport last summer, since it was more or less the only thing that let us avoid interaction with other people. Turns out, as long as you don’t care about your score, it’s not nearly as infuriating as you’d expect!

When: Courses open daily
Where: Around Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Have a pizza party

A brand new festival called La Pizza Week has kicked off in Vancouver! Coming from the same people behind La Poutine Week, this festival is meant to show off all the ooey-gooey deliciousness that Vancouver has to offer. Plus, for the more adventurous, there are even sushi pizza options to try.

When: On until Friday, May 7th
Where: Locations around Vancouver

Do a little Mother’s Day gift shopping

That’s right folks, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Vancouver is filled to the brim with amazing places to grab a gift. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we rounded up some of our go-to spots in the city. So, no matter what type of mom you have, you’ll be able to make the day that much more special.

When: Now until May 9th
Where: Click the link above for more info

Explore a Classical Chinese Garden

After months of closure, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden has reopened for the spring! This amazing blend of landscaping and architecture is sure to transport any Vancouverite who wanders in. And, like all the other relevant activities listed here, there are new protocols in place (one-way routes, face masks, and so on…) to protect the health and safety of guests.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 578 Carrall Street
Cost: $16

Or a Traditional Japanese Garden

Speaking of immersive gardens, the Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC is (in our eyes) right alongside Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in its authenticity. After all, the former emperor of Japan said ‘I am in Japan’ during a visit here. If that’s not a seal of approval, then we have no idea what is.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 1895 Lower Mall, UBC
Cost: $5

That’s our roundup! We hope that you enjoy the week, Vancouver.