Another weekend has come and gone, folks! And this week, it looks like we’re getting back to earning the Raincouver moniker. We’re not worried, though- rain is definitely something that we can handle. Snow? That’s a taller order. Let’s see what’s out there!

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

Dine Out Vancouver

Oh yeah, we’ve got Dine Out to look forward to this week. Starting this Friday, Dine Out is an amazing way to enjoy a whole boatload of the best dining options in Vancouver, whether you’re in the mood for a casual lunch or going all out for dinner.

When: Starts Friday, January 14th
Where: All around Vancouver
Cost: $20+

Story Story Lie

Craving a laugh this week? The Rio Theatre is the place to be. On Wednesday, it will host ‘Story Story Lie’, which will see five comedians tell wacky (and very funny) stories about their lives. And, it’s your job as an audience member to figure out which one is a lie.

When: Wednesday, January 12th
Where: 1660 E Broadway
Cost: $17

Go for a Swim

Most of Vancouver’s indoor swimming pools are open all month long! And, thanks to new rules about vaccination requirements and mask mandates, you can feel comfortable whenever you head down for a few laps. Rain outside? Embrace it inside.

When: Open throughout January
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: $6.66 for GA

Or take a winter walk

Of course, you can always embrace it outside, too! Show off your new full Gore-Tex fit and enjoy a refreshing winter walk at locations around the city, from Queen Elizabeth Park to the North Shore and beyond.

Where: Click the link above for our top picks

Pick up a new book

Maybe the great outdoors aren’t calling you this week. Hey, not a problem, maybe instead you grab a new book to cozy up with! If you need a place to start, Read Local BC has put out a list of the best selling books to come out of the province in 2021, and we’ve got the details!

Where: The link above has more info

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. Head down on a rainy Tuesday night and take advantage of admission by donation for the best bang for your buck.

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

Bill Reid Gallery

Meanwhile, the Bill Reid Gallery has two current exhibitions that are mainly focused on Indigenous weaving and fashion in general. A mix of traditional and modern designs are ready to be explored, with political themes present throughout.

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

Canyon Lights

This is the penultimate week for one of Vancouver’s most incredible winter attractions! Immerse yourself in a stunning light display that transforms the park. Pro tip- it’s even nicer after a fresh snowfall.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
Tickets: $54.95

Italian Film Week

Start 2022 on a movie-loving note! VIFF Centre is hosting Italian Film Week showing both contemporary and classic options. Whether you’re finally ready to watch a Fellini movie or are craving something new, they’ve got choices for you.

When: On until Thursday, January 13th
Where: 1181 Seymour Street
Cost: $15 for GA

Lights to the Lodge

Maybe a full day of skiing isn’t really your vibe, but you still want to get outside this weekend. Another great option is the Lights to the Lodge, 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+

That’s what we’ve got in mind for this week, folks!