We don’t know about you, Vancouver, but we could certainly get used to these four-day workweeks. If only every weekend was a long weekend! Fortunately – we’ve got plenty of fun things to do to toss your way. Let’s get into it.

Here’s our roundup of the best things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Mississippi Masala at the Cinematheque

Catch the 1991 romance, Mississippi Masala dir. Mira Nair, starring Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury at the Cinematheque this Friday or Sunday.

When: Friday, May 27th and Sunday, May 29th
Where: 1131 Howe Street, The Cinematheque
Cost: $14 GA

Hamilton at Queen Elizabeth Theatre


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Hamilton has officially hit the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, folks! If you’re lucky, you might just be able to snag tickets for $10.

When: May 24th to Jun 19, 2022
Where: 630 Hamilton Street, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Cost: $84+

Canoe Cultures: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Canoe Cultures exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features the work of 20 Indigenous artists and carvers, showcasing the historical significance of the war canoe. Cultural historian and artist Rozanne Charles created the exhibition, which will run on weekends until July 3rd.

When: Friday, May 27th to Sunday, May 29th
Where: 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver Maritime Museum
Cost: $14.18 for museum GA

Alexander Glyadyelov: Gathering Darkness


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Alexander Glyadyelov’s exhibit captures the heartbreaking, resilient, and transitory moments the people of Ukraine continue to face as their home becomes a warzone. The Polygon will be hosting this exhibit until July 3rd, and admission is by donation.

When: Friday, May 27th to Sunday, May 29th
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, The Polygon
Cost: By donation

Safe & Sound Music Fest

This Sunday, May 29th, head to the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby for a music fest with headliner Ty Dolla $ign, plus performances by CKay, Ayra Starr, Rascalz Ft. Kardinal Offishall, and Boslen. This is bound to get wild!

When: Sunday, May 29th
Where: 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Cost: $71.85 for GA

Vance Joy

The talented indie-pop singer-songwriter is coming to Vancouver this Friday, May 27th. Make sure to snag those tickets before they’re gone!

When: Friday, May 27th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way, Rogers Arena
Cost: $62+

Go for a swim

The pool at Kitsilano Beach might be closed, but there are still great swimming options in New Brighton and at Second Beach to get a taste of summer!

Where: Various

Surrey SPARK Stages – Performing Arts for Kids

Get ready for a full weekend of incredible family-friendly performances and activities for all ages at the Surrey Arts Centre. From Indigenous storytelling to an Afrobeats flashmob, there’s a little something for everyone.

When: Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29th
Where: 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey, Surrey Arts Centre
Cost: Various

Go on a day trip

Escape the gloomy weather and plan a little weekend getaway this weekend, because why not? From a Whistler trip to a quick ferry ride to Bowen Island – there are plenty of places to check out.

Where: Check out our picks above

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up! dives into the history of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival, which celebrates the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Check out the athletes’ stories, and unique artifacts, and eat your way through the cultural exhibit.

When: Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Gate A of BC Place Stadium on Beatty Street
Cost: $12-$18

Have a great weekend, Vancouver!