Happy Thursday, Vancouver! We’re looking at the forecast for this weekend and pretty much everywhere, it’s gonna be hot. So, ditch that jacket, put on some sunscreen, and enjoy an absolute scorcher of a weekend. How? Well, we’ve got a few ideas in mind for you.

Here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Grab a scoop of ice cream

A no-brainer option leading into the weekend, in our opinion. However, don’t wait until Saturday afternoon where you’ll almost certainly find a line. Instead, sneak out every night to your top spots for a pint or two.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Or an ice cold beer

Speaking of pints, a patio beer (preferably in the shade) is another fantastic way to spend your time this weekend. And with literally dozens of breweries around Vancouver, you’ll have no problem finding a seat. Need a few starting points? We recently rounded up some of our favourites.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Hit the beach

We’ll go right ahead and say that we’re scared of what Vancouver’s beaches will look like this weekend, but we feel the need to visit nonetheless. Our advice here is to pick some lesser-known beaches over the fan favourites. What can we say? We like our space.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Go on a hike

For the more adventurous, you might be thinking about a quick hike in the mountains. We’re in the same boat, but we will say that you should probably double your food, water and sunscreen amounts just for safety’s sake! We don’t want anyone overheating on the side of a mountain.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Explore a local garden

This is honestly our top pick as an activity this weekend. After all, Vancouver features some absolutely stunning gardens that are sure to provide ample shade during your visit. Pair that with some gorgeous flowers in bloom, and this is a great mid-day activity.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Watch a movie in theatres

Movie theatres are back, friends! An, there’s no doubt that an extremely easy way to beat the heat is by sitting in a dark room watching either the classics or some new releases. Plus, we will not hesitate to admit that all theatre popcorn is better than what we make at home.

Where: The Rio, The Cinematheque, or at a Cineplex

Chill with the TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest

Ready to get jazzy in your own backyard? You picked a good weekend to do it. Jazz Fest will be hosting live-stream concerts from all over the world, making it the perfect accompaniment to a little tanning on the patio or a backyard BBQ.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Online and some in-person venues
Cost: Depends on the show, but many are free

Pig out at TGIF (AKA Thank Granville It’s Food Trucks)

Who doesn’t love food? And, who doesn’t love a good food truck? For food-lovers across the city, this food truck celebration is happening all summer until Labour Day on Fridays and Saturdays. Indulge in BBQ, mini donuts, grilled cheese sandwiches, and whatever else they have on offer.

When: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: West 10th Ave and Fir Street
Cost: The cost of whatever you want to eat

Take a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola

In the mood for an amazing view? Yeah, we thought so. The Sea to Sky Gondola is now up and running and is very much worth the trip. While it might seem sort of “touristy,” if you live in the area you got to check it out! And hey, if you go during the week it probably won’t be that busy!

When: Now open
Where: 36800 BC-99, Squamish
Tickets: $55.95 for GA, $14.29 for Ride-Down Only

Have a drink and a meal at your local patio

You look like you could use a drink and maybe a bite to eat in the sun. Granted, everyone looks like they could use that. A bunch of neighbourhoods in Vancouver have put together a list of the best patios to check out across the city. Yes, the interactive map has 400 spots, oh and yes, there are prizes involved.

Where: Click the link above for more info

That’s what we’ve got in mind for you this weekend, Vancouver! We hope that you enjoy yourselves and stay cool.