Heyo, guess what? More rain! Whatever, since we have some great ways to spend this weekend in Vancouver. Soak up the last of winter activities, enjoy some indoor options… no matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got some ideas on tap for you.

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

Sakura Days Japan Fair

The Fair will be taking over the VanDusen Botanical Garden for two days of family-friendly fun. You can expect a wide range of activities, workshops, and live performances, ranging from tea ceremonies to calligraphy to traditional ‘taiko’ drumming showcases. And of course, amazing food and tons of cherry blossoms!

When: Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $17.83 for GA (tickets being sold online only)

Slush Cup at Grouse Mountain

If you’re trying to squeeze that last bit of winter fun, then this is right up your alley. The Slush Cup returns to Grouse this weekend, offering a chance at glory for those brave enough to face the icy water. As for us? We’re happy with a few groomer laps and spectating instead.

When: Saturday, April 9
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $79 (for a lift ticket)

Go on a spring date

For something a little more general, we recently rounded up our favourite spring date ideas around Vancouver for this year. Get a little spring romance in your life!

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Fest

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

Find some Cherry Blossoms

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

Vancouver Canucks

We’ve got quite a few options for the sports lovers this weekend! First up are the Canucks, who are facing off against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

When: Saturday, April 9th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $82.50+

Vancouver Whitecaps

If you’re hoping to catch a soccer match, we’ve got even more options! The last home game of the month for the Whitecaps goes down on Saturday, when they face off against Portland. Plus, they’re hosting a Vaisakhi celebration that day too!

When: Saturday, April 9th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $25+

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team

The Canada Women’s National Team has got their first Vancouver match in almost four years this Friday! 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

Capture Photography Festival

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 weekend
Where: All around Vancouver
Cost: Varies


Vancouver’s soon-to-open arcade bar is giving us a taste of what’s to come this Sunday, April 10th! The bar is hosting a community block party at 50 W Cordova St. From 1-5PM, with everything from a live art event to a DJ, a Food Truck and Game Tokens! And since eatin’ & drinking for a good cause feels even better, all proceed from the live art auction will go to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

When: Sunday, April 10th at 1PM-5PM
Where: 50 W Cordova St. (the alley of the soon-to-open spot)

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