Welcome to the end of the weekend, Vancouver! We’ve got a little bit of rain to look forward to this week, but with some sunny days mixed in there as well! So, while you might want to spend a few evenings inside, you can also enjoy the outdoors the next day. And, we’ve got some great options for both.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Vancouver this week.

Have a Valentine’s Day treat

Still looking for a nice Valentine’s Day treat? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We made a list of our top picks around the city for the big day, from delicious baked goods and chocolate all the way to incredible, multi-course feasts.

Where: Click the link for our picks

Grab a hot chocolate

There are few things better to enjoy during cold weather than a nice hot chocolate. You’ve only got one day left to enjoy the Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest, and you’ve got tons of things to try! Vegan, decadent, outrageous… need a place to start? We’ve got you covered.

When: On until Monday, February 14th
Where: Click the link above for our picks

Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

On another note, maybe you’re looking for a romantic activity to enjoy this week! You’re in luck, because the Capilano Suspension Bridge has reworked the classic Canyon Lights into Love Lights. You’ve probably already guessed, but get ready for a Valentine’s Day theme.

When: On throughout the week
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $54.95 (same price as an annual pass)

Lights to the Lodge

Speaking of some fun lighted options in Vancouver, we come to Lights to the Lodge. The experience is a snowshoe light walk that will have you exploring Cypress Mountain’s nordic area, their historic Hollyburn Lodge, and more!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $28.80+

Watch a movie alone

Finding yourself alone on Valentine’s Day instead? It can be a weird feeling, and we can help out! We’ve rounded up some of the best movies to watch alone on Valentine’s Day, from what we’d consider reverse rom coms to movies that just barely focus on the people in them.

Where: Click the link for our picks

Celebrate Black History Month

With Black History Month going on in Vancouver and around Canada, we made a list of some of the best ways to educate yourself and celebrate it. From educational talks to film series to live events, there’s no shortage of options.

When: Events throughout the week
Where: Online and in-person events
Cost: Varies

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery has a ton of limited exhibitions to check out this month, ranging from Vancouver-specific artists to a major exhibition from Yoko Ono. Our top pick, though, is the recently opened exhibition about William Shakespeare, featuring a $10M+ copy of the iconic First Folio.

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

Bill Reid Gallery

On another note, Bill Reid Gallery has two current exhibitions for you to check out this week. In fact, they just opened a group exhibition featuring works from Bill Reid himself!

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 639 Hornby Street
Cost: $13

VMF Winter Arts

And for our last art focused pick, we’re opting for VMF Winter Arts! This outdoor celebration of light installations and AR art is both free to access and super fun to check out. Plus, there’s a ‘Winter Arts Hub’ complete with live music, food and drink, and more on some nights.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Locations around Vancouver

Shipyards Skate Plaza

If you’re wanting to slap on the skates, then our first choice is the Shipyards Skate Plaza, which is actually the largest skating rink in the region! Pair that with some stunning views of Vancouver, a wide range of food/drink options nearby, and the fact that it’s free to access, and this is easily worth the SeaBus trip over there.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free to access

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