Oh yes Vancouver, it looks like we’re looking at a spectacular weekend of spring weather in the city. And, with the rain hopefully taking a breather, it also means ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors! So, whether you’re looking for fun at home or while out and about, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Hear some virtual Music on Main

This long-running celebration of local music has gone virtual! Over the next few days, you’ll be able to enjoy 10 different concerts from some amazing local talent. In addition to the online performances, there will be artist talks and other learning opportunities. The best part? It’s by donation!

When: Starts Friday, May 14th
Where: Online
Cost: By donation!

Check out an interesting beer sample shop

Granville Island Brewing has gone all out on the release of their latest beer- a super summery peach sour. In addition to hosting a sample shop (where a donation to the Vancouver Food Bank gets you a beer), they’ve also partnered with Lee’s Donuts for an accompanying peach donut!

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 45 Water Street
Cost: $5 donation, or a food donation, to the Vancouver Food Bank

Visit a new immersive exhibition

The Firehall Arts Centre is back with a legitimate, in-person experience! They’re hosting the world premiere of yellow objects, a new project from playwright Derek Chan. Consisting of objects, voice recordings and projections, the exhibition presents two looks at Hong Kong- the city in 2019, and what the city may look like in 2050.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 280 E Cordova Street
Cost: $15 and up

Treat yourself to dinner

Feel like celebrating spring with a delicious meal? We’re in the same boat, which is why we rounded up some of our absolute favourite spots to get pasta in Vancouver this week. Let’s face it, no matter the temperature, time of day, or season, pasta has the unique ability to hit the spot.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Do a little shopping

If you feel like this is the weekend to update your wardrobe, then we’ve got you covered. We revisited our list of the best vintage clothing stores in Vancouver to check out, and found some new names to put on there! Whether you want Grateful Dead lot tees or a Prada skirt from the 90s, Vancouver’s vintage scene has you covered.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Go for a bike ride

Full those more active readers, a big old bike ride is in the canon of Vancouver activities. We’ve always been put off by where to go, though. So, we rounded up some of our favourite trips and routes, from leisurely afternoon rolls to major expeditions throughout Metro Vancouver.

When: Available throughout May
Where: Click the link above for more info

Do a little local sightseeing

We think that Vancouver might be at its prettiest during the spring months. Everything is looking lush, but (hopefully) the sun is going to be out more often than not. If you’re ready to see Vancouver from all sorts of angles, then make sure to check out our spring sightseeing guide, and enjoy all the beauty the city has to offer you!

When: Available throughout May
Where: Click the link above for more info

Watch some documentaries in a drive-in setting

Huge shoutout to DOXA Documentary Film Fest for embracing the drive-in set up this year. In addition to the main, 11-day long festival, there will also be screenings of some of the most notable submissions at the PNE Amphitheatre. We love the contrast between a classic movie-watching experience and some contemporary, eye-opening documentaries, so we’re really excited to check this one out.

When: Ends Saturday, May 15th
Where: 2901 E Hastings Street
Cost: $50 per car

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

Look at Silent Witness: Photographs of Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks can definitely be a little spooky but photographer Stefano Benazzo’s work shows the beauty of these now-defunct objects. You’ll get to see how the abandoned ships merge with their natural environment in 60 stunning photos. Plus it’s a good excuse to check out the Vancouver Maritime Museum if you haven’t done that in a while.

When: On until July 18th
Where: 1905 Ogden
Cost: $13.50

That’s our roundup of things to do this weekend in Vancouver, folks! We hope that you enjoy yourselves out there.