It’s almost the long weekend, Vancouver! We’re sure you’re ready to break out the smores and beach towels – and you certainly should – but there are also a ton of great things to do this week by way of international eats, art shows, and baseball. Consider this list as a roundup of suggestions of the best things to do in and around Vancouver (June 27th to July 1st).

Let’s dive right in. Take ’em or leave ’em, here are our ideas.

Vegan Night Market


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Canada’s first all-vegan market is returning to Vancouver after a two-year hiatus at the Waldorf this week, and you won’t want to miss it. Plant-based tacos. Boozy Kombucha. Need we say more?

The series will commence at the end of June and take place on six consecutive Thursdays.

When: Starting Thursday, June 30th
Where: 1489 East Hastings Street, The Waldorf
Cost: $2 minimum donation

Playland 2022

For folks wanting a bit of fun before the long weekend starts, it’s never a bad idea to check out some rides and carnival fare at the PNE! Book your passes in advance for anytime between 10 am and 3 pm from Monday, June 29th to Wednesday, June 31st.

When: Open all week-long
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $31.50-41.50 online, $33.50-$45.50 in-person GA

Feasts of Coquitlam

Yes, this one’s a bit of a trek, but we promise it’s worth it! Feasts of Coquitlam brings a variety of different cuisines to Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House every year, and your last chance to check it out is on Thursday, June 30th. On June 9th, there’s Caribbean food with Chef Anthony Cross and Ghanian food with Fitnat Fahrner on June 30th.

When: Thursday, June 9th and Thursday, June 30th
Where: 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Cost: $25 per feast

The Cultch


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An East Van hub for artistic freedom and expression, The Cultch always has something fun going on in the contemporary theatre, dance, & music variety. This week is your last chance to check out the Esther Rausenberg Homemade exhibit.

When: On until Thursday, June 30th
Where: 1895 Venables Street

Vancouver Aquarium

It’s always worth a visit to the Aquarium if you find yourself in the downtown/Stanley Park area. Check out the awesome marine life and even plan a date night under the sea while you’re at it! If there’s a chance to eat a decadent three-course meal surrounded by 65,000 marine animals, you know we’re taking it.

When: Open throughout June
Where: 845 Avison Way
Cost: $42 for GA, $150 GA for a Night at the Aquarium

Vancouver Canadians


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From Tuesday, June 28th to Thursday, June 30th – you can root for our home team of the Vancouver Canadians at the Nat as they play against Spokane.

When: Tuesday, June 28th to Thursday, June 30th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street, The Nat
Cost: $20+

Burnaby Village Museum 

Burnaby Village Museum is a super popular historical attraction that warrants multiple visits — especially in good weather! Check out some cool historical re-enactments, a carousel ride, and some delicious eats as you peruse the open museum.

When: Various
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Cost: Free

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Bike around Stanley Park


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With the sun out and shining, there’s nothing better than a scenic bike ride through Stanley Park. Rent a couple of bikes after work and de-stress along one of the most gorgeous seawalls out there. Just keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians!

Partake in Canada Day festivities

Canada Day happens to fall on a Friday this year – which means there is plenty to do to kick off a long weekend of festivities. March in a parade, see a show or catch some fireworks. Whatever floats your celebration boat!

Where: Various

Hang out at a cafe

If you’re out and about looking for fun things to do in your downtime, a coffee shop visit is always a great option. Plus, Vancouver has a bunch of cute spots to chill at – both indoors and outdoors. Hit up a patio, read a book from a free library, or cafe hop if you feel like making an afternoon of it!

Where: Various

Well, that’s all for this week, Vancouver! Stay tuned for our roundup of the best things to do ahead of the long weekend.