We’ve got a great weekend of weather to look forward to, Vancouver! So, we’re thinking that you make the most of it with some great activities around the city. Grab a bite to eat, get outside, treat yourself at home… you’ve got options, and they’re all looking nice.

Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Vancouver.

See a huge projection on a hotel

It’s the weekend of public art, folks. Ok, that’s not an official thing, but it sure seems like it is. First up, this massive projection on display on the side of the Fairmont Hotel downtown. It’s done by Go2 Productions- the same people behind the Art Gallery transformations.

When: Ends Friday, March 12th
Where: 900 W Georgia Street

Laugh at a statue

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)

Enjoy a ‘Dance Bubble’ performance

Tourism Vancouver has partnered up with the local dance company Small Stage to bring professional 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

Coastal Dance Festival

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
Where: Online
Cost: Free!


time and pace

Burnaby’s newest restaurant Time and Place, located on the 3rd floor of Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, is excited to be joining the 1st Annual Bite of Burnaby food festival! For a steal of a deal you can get a delicious Chef’s special 3-course meal with your choice of drool worthy entree, Haida Gwaii Halibut Filet, Grilled Flat Iron Steak or Roasted Yam and Potato Pave. Available Wednesday to Saturday from 5 to 10 PM until March 31st. You won’t want to miss this one! Also featuring $10 wine pairings and $5 draft beer and mocktails. This sounds like fun for anyone and everyone!

Check out a Drive-In Movie

Really craving a movie on the big screen? You can still head down to the Twilight Drive-In for a socially-distanced experience. They usually have great lineups on the weekend as well, from new releases to timeless classics.

When: Showtimes weekly
Where: 260th Street & Fraser Highway, Langley
Cost: $30 for a car of 2/$70 for a car of 6

CelticFest Vancouver

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
Cost: Varies

Try some free activities around the city

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

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

The VIWFF has officially kicked off! All throughout the week, the fest will be streaming feature-length and short films, plus hosting a variety of live-streamed talks and events. Whether you’re a fan or a fellow professional, this is a great option. Definitely beats rewatching shows on Netflix.

When: Ends Sunday, March 14th
Where: Online
Cost: Varies per event

Look at a food-focused art exhibit

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.