It looks like a week of rain wasn’t all in vain, since the sun should be coming out in Vancouver this weekend! We like the sounds of that, especially for the first few days of March. If you’re in the same boat, read on and see how you can make the most of it.

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

Vancouver Whitecaps

The Whitecaps home opener goes down this weekend! What’s more, it’s their only home game of the month, so if you’re thinking live sports might be the move, then this is your best option.

When: Saturday, March 5th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $24.50+

Sneaker Con Vancouver

On Saturday, Sneaker Con will be setting up shop at the Vancouver Convention Centre. There will be live auctions, giveaways, and of course, a whole boatload of sellers showing off some of their wildest pieces.

When: Saturday, March 5th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $35 for GA

Vancouver International Dance Festival

This long-running festival is currently on in the city! This weekend, you can check out both a free, livestreamed performance or something that’s actually happening in person. It’s a great option for those looking for a little ~culture~.

When: Shows throughout the weekend
Where: Virtual and in-person events
Cost: Varies

The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

A new exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery? Why not! This group show focuses on the use of AI in all sorts of visual arts, from the 1950s to the present.

When: Opens Saturday, March 5th
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest

Back for its 25th anniversary, VIMFF is offering more than 50 films about, you guessed it, mountain sports. The lineup includes films focused on climbing, skiing, environmental issues, and more.

When: Ends Sunday, March 6th
Where: Online and in-person options
Cost: Varies

Shipyards Skate Plaza

The Skate Plaza has extended its season, and will now be open until the end of March! If you haven’t already checked it out, this could be a great weekend to do so.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free to access

Luca Fogale

Why not enjoy a little bit of local talent this week! Luca Fogale hails from Burnaby, and is quickly getting recognized for his beautiful voice and songwriting capabilities.

When: Friday, March 4th
Where: 3123 W Broadway
Cost: $20+

Arts Club Theatre

Live theatre is back in Vancouver, and one of the best ways to experience it is at the Arts Club. They’re showing some fun stuff both in-person and online, but we’re focused on a live-action version of Kim’s Convenience.

When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: 2750 Granville Street
Cost: $35+

Museum of Anthropology

The exhibition Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots focuses on contemporary artists from, you guessed it, African countries and Canada alike. It wraps up this March, so head over there if you’re intrigued!

When: Open Tuesday to Sunday
Where: 6393 NW Marine Drive
Cost: $15

Vancouver Cocktail Week

The inaugural Vancouver Cocktail Week kicks off in the next couple of days! There will be events, seminars, and of course, ongoing happy hours to check out while it’s on.

When: Starts Sunday, March 6th
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Those are our picks for this weekend, Vancouver!