Well Vancouver we’re looking like a little bit of a wet weekend, but we’re not about to let that rain on our parade. A rule of thumb for us is that if it’s over 10 degrees and not windy, then you’ve got a good spring day on your hands. We’re taking this rule (that we just made up) to heart, with both indoor and outdoor options galore!

Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Vancouver.

Watch a digital opera

The Vancouver Opera has returned with a brand new virtual offering called Carmen: Up Close and Personal. Inspired by French arthouse (fun), this reworks the classic piece of opera in a new and exciting way. So, if you’re looking for a little culture this weekend, start here.

When: Streaming throughout the weekend
Where: Online
Cost: $30

Look at a food-focused art exhibit

Do you love taking pics of food almost as much as you love eating it? Our friends sure do, which is why we told them to visit The Polygon’s latest 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: On until May 30th
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation

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

Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms from a new angle

With Vancouver’s cherry blossom season coming to a come, we’ve found ourselves watching ‘In Full Bloom’ at least once a day. This stunning 11-minute long video showcases our amazing spring season with incredible steadycam and drone shots. Seriously, it’s a beautiful blend of technical expertise and great content.

Where: Now available on YouTube

Participate in a fundraiser

The new Ronald McDonald House ‘Step Up for Families’ fundraiser is now on! Assemble a team, set a fundraiser goal, then get donations as you try and cover 73km before the end of the month, in whatever way you want to! Why 73? Because that’s how many rooms are in the home for treatment.

When: On throughout May
Where: Sign up by clicking the link above

Check out a Drive-In Movie

In the same vein, the Twilight Drive-In is an amazing way to enjoy movies on the silver screen, both old and new. Whoever is running the programming there deserves a pat on the back- one week it’s the latest movies to come out, and the next it’s some all-time classic.

When: Showtimes weekly
Where: 260th Street & Fraser Highway, Langley
Cost: $30 and up

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

Have a pizza party

Tomorrow is your last chance to enjoy this citywide pizza party! Coming from the same people behind La Poutine Week, this festival is meant to show off all the ooey-gooey deliciousness that Vancouver has to offer. Plus, for the more adventurous, there are even sushi pizza options to try.

When: On until Friday, May 7th
Where: Locations around Vancouver

Do a little Mother’s Day gift shopping

That’s right folks, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Vancouver is filled to the brim with amazing places to grab a gift. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we rounded up some of our go-to spots in the city. So, no matter what type of mom you have, you’ll be able to make the day that much more special.

When: Now until May 9th
Where: Click the link above for more info

Explore a Classical Chinese Garden

After months of closure, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden has reopened for the spring! This amazing blend of landscaping and architecture is sure to transport any Vancouverite who wanders in. And, like all the other relevant activities listed here, there are new protocols in place (one-way routes, face masks, and so on…) to protect the health and safety of guests.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 578 Carrall Street
Cost: $16

That’s what we’ve got in mind for this weekend, Vancouver!