The first full week of April has arrived, and naturally we want to make the most of it around Vancouver. Let’s see what we can get up to this week, and have some springtime fun!
Here are the 10 best things to do in Vancouver this week.
This dreamy and atmospheric band has been a Vancouver favourite for well over a decade. Luckily, they continue to prove themselves as one each and every time they return!
When: Tuesday, April 5th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Alongside Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo is easily one of the most-anticipated concerts coming to Vancouver. She hasn’t yet reached Rogers Arena status, and because of that, ticket prices have gone through the roof.
When: Thursday, April 7th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, UBC
For something a little more, uh, intense, we’ve got a Drain Gang concert in Vancouver this week. Bladee, Ecco2k, and Thaiboy Digital will be taking over Fortune Sound Club, in what is sure to be one of the craziest concerts of the month.
When: Wednesday, April 6th
Where: 147 E Pender Street
We’re kicking things off with some food trucks! Throughout the next few months, this festival will be bringing some of the best food trucks in the region to a variety of cities, ranging from Burnaby to Surrey to Richmond. First up- Food Truck Wars in Surrey!
When: Starts Friday, April 8th
Where: Locations around Greater Vancouver
If you’re getting fed up of the rain (fair enough), then this could be the perfect way to forget about it for a little bit. After all, a space filled with tropical plants and birds is a great alternative to holding up an umbrella or stress-testing that new GORE-TEX shell.
When: Open throughout the week
Where: 4600 Cambie Street
On the flipside, those looking to enjoy our city’s most beautiful natural attraction (yeah, we’re making that claim) can spend the entire month looking for cherry blossoms and still not see them all! So, for the best places to go, we’ve helped you out.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Hoping to catch some live sports this week? You’re in luck- the Canada Women’s National Team has got their first Vancouver match in almost four years this April! Celebrate their gold medal and Christine Sinclair’s goalscoring record as they face off against Nigeria.
When: Friday, April 8th and Monday, April 11th
Where: BC Place, Vancouver and Starlight Stadium, Abbotsford
Tickets: $30+ for GA
First launched back in 2013, Capture has since become the largest photography festival in Western Canada. Both local and international artists get featured in a variety of ways, from free exhibitions to billboard takeovers around the city. We say make the most of it.
When: On throughout the week
Where: All around Vancouver
After a 2-year hiatus, Cirque du Soleil has returned to Vancouver! What’s more, it brought a ‘reinvented’ version of one of its most popular shows- Alegria. Head on down to the Big Top so see what it’s all about.
When: Shows throughout the week
Where: Concord Pacific Place
Cost: $65+ for GA
Looking for a much-deserved trip? North American hotel chain, Coast Hotels, is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a massive sale that you’re going to want to take advantage of! You can enjoy a BOGO 50% off for every other night of your stay, when you purchase during their 96-hour sale window from April 5th ’til April 8th!
Those are our picks for this week, Vancouver!