Hey there, Vancouver! Have any weekend plans yet? Try not to let the rain discourage you from going out—the city is abuzz with exciting happenings this weekend. From seeing Chris Stapleton live to checking out the Whistler Skybridge for their grand re-opening this season, you won’t want to miss out.

Check out our roundup of 10 of the best things to do this weekend from Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th.

Spot Prawn Festival


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It’s that time of year, folks! B.C.’s iconic Spot Prawn Fest is back, and it’s completely free to attend. However, you may just want to splurge on their Spot Prawn Brunch tasting menu, which includes tastings of six different prawn dishes. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with their $10 New England chowder bowls.

When: Sunday, May 15th
Where: 1505 West 1st Ave
Cost: $65 for the tasting menu

Vancouver Creative Experience at VanDusen

This Sunday, May 15th from 7 am to 11 am, you can head to VanDusen Botanical Gardens for private access to the whole gardens and iconic Laburnum Walk.

This path is marked by the golden arch of flowering Laburnum trees, which are only in bloom for the month of May. Connect with fellow creatives over light snacks and coffee, presented by Socality and Canon Creator Lab.

When: Sunday, May 15th
Where: 5251 Oak Street, VanDusen Botanical Garden
Cost: $11.91

Chris Stapleton


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Chris Stapleton is bringing his “All-American Road Show” to Vancouver this Saturday, May 14th. Be sure to enter the ticket queue if you still need tickets!

When: Saturday, May 14th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way, Rogers Arena
Cost: $90+

Go on a date

Easier said than done, of course, but as long as you have a willing co-participant, we’ll handle the rest! From checking out Vancouver’s hidden bar and speakeasy scene to grabbing coffee at your neighbourhood coffee shop, we’ve got you covered.

When: Varies
Where: Check out our top picks above



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If you’re into indie rap (yes, it’s a thing), Saba is a must-see live! His onstage presence and feel-good vibes are off the charts.

When: May 15th
Where: 918 Granville Street, Vogue Theatre
Cost: $25+

Improv Centre Theatre – Granville Island

Pick up some Lee’s Doughnuts and enjoy an improv show on Granville Island this weekend, because why not? This weekend, you can check out two showings of Theatresports or Kids In Charge. Check it out!

When: Various showings
Where: 1502 Duranleau Street (under Granville bridge)

Richmond Night Market

Vancouver’s beloved Richmond Night Market is back in full swing, and if you’re not planning to go at least several times this spring and summer, you’re missing out. There are literally hundreds of food & drink vendors to choose from, which means you’ve got a lot of tasty food stops ahead of you.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Check out a new restaurant

From soft launches to grand openings, there are a ton of great restaurants and cafes opening in Vancouver this month. Penis-shaped waffles, Korean pancakes, and west-coast-inspired Italian food are just some of the mouthwatering options on the menu.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Whistler’s Skybridge

Whistler is kicking off its summer season this Friday, May 13th with the opening of Mountain Bike Park and Skybridge, which has all the peak (to peak) views you could ever ask for.

When: Open throughout the summer
Where: Whistler Mountain

Vancouver Whitecaps

Although the Whitecaps have been off to a shaky start this season, who’s to say that this weekend won’t turn things around. The extra support from fans couldn’t hurt!

When: Games throughout May
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: Varies

Have a great weekend, Vancouver! Stay golden and most importantly, stay dry.