While we’re definitely missing the freedom and spontaneity of spring & summer, we can’t deny that being curled up indoors sounds like a pretty good plan right now. And because this week’s forecast is looking a tad on the Raincouver side, we wanted to share some indoor events & activities taking place across Vancouver to check out. So without further ado, here are 16 things to do indoors when it’s cold outside!

Beyond King Tut

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This immersive experience commemorates the one-hundred-year-old discovery of King Tut’s tomb by archaeologists in Egypt. And what’s more, you don’t need to be a history buff to meet the Egyptian Gods of the Underworld or travel with King Tut in his quest for immortality. Explore a photo-realistic recreation of his tomb and treasures, and get ready to learn more about ancient Egypt through nine total galleries.

When: On until Sunday, January 8th
Where: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre East
Cost: $23.99 to $83.99

Museum of Anthropology

Want to go one step further on the history scale? Look no further than the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Offering an incredible look at cultures from around the world, and with a focus on First Nations history, this museum is the perfect place the unwind on a rainy day.

Where: 6393 North West Marine Drive
Cost: $15

Watch a holiday movie at Cineplex

Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity this month? Cineplex Canada is bringing back its Family Favourites deal, offering movie tickets for just $2.99 each. And over the next few weeks, it will be screening holiday movies at 11 am:

  • Saturday, November 26: A Christmas Story
  • Saturday, December 3: Elf
  • Saturday, December 10: The Polar Express

DanceHouse presents Paris Opera Ballet

And if you’re looking to curl up at home instead but don’t want to miss out on the arts & culture scene – consider streaming Play by Alexander Ekman. Performed by the Paris Opera, the show has transformed the historic Palais Garnier into a massive playground for 36 dancers, all of whom are encouraged to improvise with creative sets & elements at their disposal. From now until November 27th, this visually magnificent performance can be streamed online via DanceHouse + Digidance.

When: Available until Sunday, November 27th
Where: Virtual
Cost: $16.14 for one person, $26.14 for one household

Vancouver Giants

The Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Pats on Friday, November 25th, the Winterhawks on Sunday, November 27th, and the Warriors on Wednesday, November 30th. All at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre, of course. Mark your calendars and grab your $20 tickets here.

When: Several dates in November
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $16 GA

Catch a FIFA match 

After 36 years, Team Canada has finally secured their spot in the FIFA World Cup. And you better believe that sports bars across the country are going all out to celebrate. So, soccer/football fans, check in with your fave local bars and watering holes, or use this list as a guide for where to catch a match this week.

Where: See our picks above

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Music for the Winter Solstice


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Music on Main is returning to Heritage Hall this December with a special concert ahead of Winter Solstice 2022. And while the concert doesn’t technically fall on the astronomical first day of winter, it’s definitely bringing all of the warm, candlelit vibes we need to pretend that it is. If you’re looking for a cute date night idea or event to mark a special occasion, this is it!

When: Wednesday, December 14th and Thursday, December 15th
Where: 3102 Main Street, Heritage Hall
Cost: $18 to $49

Go see a concert

Speaking of live music, there are some pretty amazing artists slated to take the stage by the end of this month. And once December rolls around, get ready for a mix of holiday-themed concerts, EDM raves, and rock tours.

Where: Check out the list above

Grab Turkish coffee & pastries 

They say that Mediterranean-style breakfasts are some of the healthiest in the world. And while we want to echo that, we’ll also add that they’re some of the most delicious, too. From savoury Turkish pastries to flaky, pistachio-filled baklava, there are simply too many flavours to pick a favourite. And for the coffee lovers out there, you can’t go wrong with Turkish coffee, and a cheeky coffee ground reading to go with it. From Simit’s Bakery to the new Pistachio Sweetery Cafe, here are our top picks.

Where: See our picks above

Cozy up at a cafe 

And if you’d rather visit your local neighbourhood cafe or coffee shop, we’ve got plenty of picks there, too. Whether you want a nice space to unwind with a latte, or bunker down for some serious work/studying, we guarantee that the city has a spot for everyone. Lately, we’ve been vibing at J.J. Bean spots around the city – their muffins are some of the best in town!

Where: See our picks above

Grab a drink at a lobby bar


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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: It never hurts to dress up and grab a couple of rounds at a fancy hotel bar. If the vibes are right and you feel like whisking your honey away to a cozy spot, who says you need a special occasion as your reason? Check out a new spot in the city and indulge in a few winter-themed cocktails, while you’re at it.

Where: See our picks above

Enjoy some covered patios

We think covered patios definitely count as “indoors,” especially if they have heaters or fire pits to warm your stay. Why not make the most of them and sip on some mulled wine this season?

Where: See our picks above

Check out a new Italian restaurant

They say the way to peoples’ hearts is through their stomachs, and on that, we can definitely agree. And since Vancouver is home to a wealth of authentic Italian food, we thought we’d go ahead and share some of our favourite spots. From Robba da Matti to Mangia Cucina & Bar, here are some tasty options to check out.

Where: See our picks above

Science World


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Science World has been delighting kids and adults alike for decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re browsing the permanent collection, checking out what’s new, or just there for Science World After Dark after a couple of brews at CRAFT, you really can’t go wrong with a visit or two this season.

Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $27.62, reserve your timeslot online



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For the more adventurous, a day spent inside doesn’t have to mean a day without excitement. Speeders ProKarts in Richmond offers a 50,000 square foot facility to zoom around in, and has the fastest electric karts in BC, reaching speeds up to 70km/hr.

Where: 13471 Crestwood Place, Richmond
Cost: $21+

Zero Latency VR

Getting a little bored of playing video games from your couch? Zero Latency has exactly what you need. This state-of-the-art facility offers a variety of truly immersive experiences, ranging from solving puzzles to a shooter set within the Far Cry universe. Think of it as your local arcade’s older sibling.

Where: Kingsgate Mall, 370 E Broadway #101
Cost: Varies per experience

And that’s a wrap on some fun things to do indoors this season, Vancouver. Let’s make the most of it!