If you live in Vancouver we don’t need to tell you that being able to enjoy a rainy day is a big part of living here. If it’s not a beautiful sunny summer day, it’s probably raining. Those are the two types of weather we get.

So, to help you navigate the spring showers, we’ve put together a little list of fun rainy day activities for you to check out.

The Vancouver Art Gallery

You don’t need to know Monet from Cézanne to enjoy a day at the Vancouver Art Gallery. With new exhibits popping up all the time, it’s a fun, educational and culturally enriching place to check out.

Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: $6.50 – $24 depending on age and by-donation on Tuesday evenings

Bloedel Conservatory

You’re either a flora person or a fauna person and luckily the Bloedel Conservatory has got both of them in spades. Located in Queen Elizabeth Park, this is the place to have a colourful, tropical getaway on a grey, drizzly Vancouver day. Not only is it nice and warm, but the plants and tropical birds are beautiful.

Where: 4600 Cambie Street in Queen Elizabeth Park
Cost: $3.55 – $7.05 depending on age

The Polygon Gallery

That’s right, we got two art galleries on this list and there’s a good reason we did. The Polygon is a really cool place to check out in North Van that brings art in from as many people as possible. Working to limit barriers in the art world means there are some really unique exhibits at this place. Very cool!

Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: By donation

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The Museum of Vancouver

You would be blown away by the deep history of Vancouver, and the Museum of Vancouver is a great place to foster that knowledge. While the city is relatively young, there are lots of great, rich stories from our past. It’s also worth checking out their latest exhibition on Chinese immigration and BC!

Where: 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost: $0 – $10 depending on age and whether you self-identifying as Indigenous

Go outside and enjoy the lack of people

Rain can’t hurt ya that much, can it? With everyone staying inside avoiding the weather, you’ll have more room to go out to places like Stanley Park. Or, maybe even to check out all the beautiful cherry blossoms. Just make sure to pack an umbrella or raincoat though!

Where: Outside!
Cost: Free!

Well, hopefully with these tips, you don’t just spend another day sitting inside on Netflix. There’s tons to do in Vancouver, even in a pandemic and in the rain, so go out and get busy.