Happy Thursday, everyone! We hope that you’ve had a good week so far, and are ready for another weekend of things to do in Vancouver. Even though it’s raining, we’re hoping that this is just the start of a phenomenal spring filled with activities. Maybe we can will it into existence with some outdoor options, anyway.

Here are 10 things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Try a new restaurant

Full disclosure- we’ve got a lot of food options to share with you for this weekend. First up- a roundup of some amazing new restaurants around the city to try this spring. Grab a sushi handroll downtown, try a hot new pizza joint in East Van… you’ve got choices, folks.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Or check out some of the top places to eat in the city

According to Yelp users, by the way. But, we actually think they made a great list of neighbourhood favourites that you need to try if you haven’t already. From bakeries to sushi joints, this list varies wildly from the usual ‘best of’ lists, and we like that.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Go Spring Skiing

Rain in Vancouver usually means snow on the North Shore in the winter. Cypress, Seymour, and Grouse are all open, and they’re waiting for you to check them out. And besides, you’ve only got a few weeks left of enjoying winter sports around the city, so you should make the most of it.

When: Now open
Where: Around Vancouver
Cost: Varies per hill

Wander around the Vancouver Art Gallery

There are quite a few exhibits on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery this spring. Explore the world of Optical Art, check out some local artists, or peruse some of the best photography in the gallery’s collection. Why do we like museums so much? That’s easy- conversation is a breeze when you’re looking at crazy stuff for a few hours.

When: On throughout the week
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Go for a bike ride

The Park Board recently voted to keep one lane in Stanley Park reserved once more for cyclists this summer. This option, alongside tons of other cycling trails, is great for an outdoor activity. Plus, we don’t have to worry about snow on the ground while we’re out, unlike a ton of other cities.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Seek out some beautiful cherry blossoms

We have a feeling that checking out cherry blossoms will be a top choice for us this spring, and we’re down for it. After all, cherry blossoms are beautiful, free, and a great opportunity for some fresh air. Now, the issue is picking where to go, but we’ve got you covered with the city’s best areas.

Where: Click the link above for more info

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 dance 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

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

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 list of things to do this weekend in Vancouver, folks! We hope that you enjoy yourselves out there.