Happy Thursday, Vancouver! We hope that you’ve enjoyed the week so far, and are ready to kick your feet up this weekend as a little reward. While the forecast is looking a little rainy, we think you’ll have both indoor and outdoor options over the next few days. Just wear a raincoat and you’ll be good to go!

Here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Try a new restaurant

Earlier this week, we did a roundup of some new spots that we can’t wait to try in the city, and this weekend is a great time to start! There are 4 new restaurants that opened in Vancouver this week alone, so you should have no issues finding one to fit your mood.

Where: Click the link above for more info

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
Cost: $65+

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: Kicks off Friday, June 11th
Where: Around downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free!

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

Witness/Join in on a Naked Bike Ride

Yup folks, you read that right. Looks like Wreck Beach won’t be the only place where you can see a full moon during the day this weekend. While not recommended for children (obviously), the bike ride is intended to highlight alternative modes of transport (in theory). Hey, as long as people are wearing maks/social distancing, then whatever floats their eco-friendly boat!

Where: Ride starts at Sunset Beach
When: Saturday, June 12th, 12 PM

Have some fun at Playland

Not one but two iconic BC attractions are set to open this week, and we can check out both of them. First up is Playland, which is officially coming back after deciding to postpone its original opening this summer. Expect delicious food, a safety-first atmosphere, and of course, thrills a-plenty.

When: Reopens Friday, June 11th
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 on 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: Slated to open Friday, June 11th
Where: 36800 BC-99, Squamish
Tickets: $55.95 for GA, $14.29 for Ride-Down Only

Step into a tropical paradise

Ready to ignore the rain for a little bit? There’s no better way to do so than with a trip to the Bloedel Conservatory. Filled to the brim with tropical plants and birds, this spot is both an escape during the winter and a wonderful way to spend a rainy summer day.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 4600 Cambie Street
Cost: $7.05

Head over to the farm

U-pick strawberry adventures are back at this beloved Abbotsford farm! If you’re thinking that some fresh strawberries would be perfect for dessert this weekend, you’re absolutely right. What’s more, this is the last weekend to get out there, since they’re moving on to raspberries next!

When: On until Sunday, June 13th
Where: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $18 (medium) and $26 (large)

Find a bunch of things to savour in the city

That’s right, savour. The folks behind Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants have expanded their range, rounding up everything from great delivery services to new initiatives and iconic restaurants. If you’re looking for a little local inspiration this summer, this is a great place to look.

Where: Click the link above for more info

That’s our roundup for this weekend, Vancouver! Have some fun out there for us.