Well, Vancouver, it’s already the end of the month and the start of a new one. And while we can’t promise it’ll get much warmer for a while, there are certainly a lot of exciting things to do around the city to help us pass the time. From the return of Canada Sevens to checking out a new Science World exhibit, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (February 27-March 3).

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity 

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Photo via Science World

Presented by Acuitas Therapeutics, Science World’s newest exhibit will bring guests up close and personal to the amazing properties of skin across multiple organisms. From skin receptors in crocodilians to the super thick skin of whales, you can learn about all the interesting shape-altering, colour-changing, and adaptable nature of the skin.

The exhibit was created by the California Academy of Sciences and distributed by the Science Museum of Minnesota.

When: March 3rd to May 29th
Where: 1455 Quebec Street

Sponsored: Check out Tacofino’s new breakfast menu at the DT Oasis location 

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Photo via Tacofino

We’ve got big news for morning people. You no longer need to wait until lunch to enjoy your favourite tacos, burritos and tots. Tacofino just launched their first-ever breakfast menu at their Oasis location in DT Van!

Their new breakfast menu will be available Monday-Friday at Tacoview Oasis from 8-11 a.m.

When: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Tacofino Oasis (1050 W Pender Street #122)
Cost: Prices subject to menu

HSBC Canada Sevens 2023

Rugby lovers, take note. Tournament passes for this year’s HSBC Canada Sevens event are currently on sale, so snag some before the craze begins. The 2023 tournament will mark the 8th time that the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has visited Vancouver, and the first time full men’s and women’s series tournaments will run simultaneously! Guests can expect 28 teams to play 79 total matches, and two Cup Champions to be crowned.

When: March 3rd to March 5th
Where: BC Place
Cost: $149 for tournament passessingle tickets now available

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As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

Art lovers can check out a new exhibit at The Polygon in North Van celebrating the Black community and identities in Canada. Created by Elliot Ramsey, As We Rise features more than 100 photographs from the Wedge Collection – the largest privately owned collection championing Black artists in the country.

From African diasporic culture to the civil rights movement, the new exhibit (organized by Aperture) will feature powerful photography by a number of talented artists.

When: February 24th to May 14th
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: By donation

Granville Island Seafood Celebration at Honey Salt

On Wednesday, March 1st, Honey Salt will be hosting a special dinner inspired by the bounty of Granville Island seafood selection with local produce, seafood, meats, live music and more. The event starts at 6 pm with welcome drinks and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm.

When: Wednesday, March 1st
Where: 39 Smithe Street
Cost: $69 per person

New dinner series at The Vancouver Fish Company

A new dinner series is coming to The Vancouver Fish Company this month in collaboration with JoieFarm Winery. On the menu? An elaborate four-course meal prepared by Chef Quang Dang and Chef Matthew Blais. From Albacore Tuna to chargrilled Vancouver Island octopus, guests can expect some delicious, fresh local seafood and wine pairings.

Tickets can be purchased here for $199 each and will include sparkling wine upon arrival and a canapé reception.

When: Thursday, March 2nd
Where: 1517 Anderson Street
Cost: $199 per person

Hang out at a wine bar

The power of good wine and good company cannot be overstated, and since Vancouver has a ton of great wine bars – this list is a great starting point if you’re trying to find a new spot this week. Add in some charcuterie boards and low lighting, and you’ve got the perfect date night combo!

Where: See our picks above

Check out a new restaurant

In case you’re still hungry, Vancouver continues to see new and delicious restaurants on an almost weekly basis. So if you’re thinking of trying something new, we’ve got options in mind.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Visit some bars with summer vibes

For those who aren’t too thrilled about all the snow, we’ve got some good news. There are several bars and restaurants around town that feel like summer year-round, complete with tiki-inspired drinks and a beachy atmosphere.

Where: See our picks above

Walk around Lonsdale Quay Market

The Quay is definitely a hotspot for local eats, coffee, and craft beer, and for good reason. Peruse the market for pastries, specialty chocolate, or a variety of international fare – including Mexican food from Cilantro & Jalapeno, chowders from The Soup Meister, and Thai food from Thaigo.

If you’re looking to extend your visit with some more food and drinks to graze on, consider catching a happy hour at Tap & Barrel or North Point Brewing, or getting brunch at Craffles.

Where: North Vancouver

And that’s a wrap on this week, Vancouver. Have a great one!