Looking for some fun events to check out in Vancouver this week? Learn how science can create the most intriguing cocktails at Science World, check out a comedy show or tulip festival, and don’t miss out on the solar eclipse! Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (April 8-12).

Watch the solar eclipse

The next solar eclipse in Canada is coming up on Monday, April 8th, and while it might be harder for the western provinces to catch the rare solar event in action, it’s still possible! And there are a couple of viewing events taking place with special eclipse glasses available for free.

When: Monday, April 8th
Where: See viewing events above


Laufey Lín Bing Jónsdóttir, known by her stage name, Laufey, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter and record producer. And she’s bringing “The Goddess Tour” to Vancouver on Monday, April 8th.

When: Monday, April 8th
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Cost: $237.39

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When: Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm
Where: 8010 Mons Road, Whistler
Cost: Costs with accommodation vary based on nightly rates

Harrison Tulip Festival 

Likewise, the inaugural Harrison Tulip Fest will feature a vibrant sea of 10 million tulip bulbs in Aggasiz, opening for the season on Monday, April 8th. As BC’s largest farm-festival experience, this one is definitely a must-visit!

When: Opens on Monday, April 8th
Where: 5039 Lougheed Highway (parking off Cameron Road), Agassiz

Bianca Del Rio – Dead Inside Comedy Tour

Drag and comedic icon Bianca Del Rio is returning to the stage with a new show covering topics in politics, pop culture, cancel culture, and everyday life – all through the eyes of someone who’s “dead inside” – hence the tour’s name!

This marks the comedian’s sixth worldwide stand-up tour, so don’t miss out!

When: Tuesday, April 9th
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Cost: $59.91

Vancouver Canadians 

It’s officially baseball season! This week, the Vancouver Canadians are up against the Hillsboro Hops at the Nat Bailey Stadium on Tuesday, April 9th.

When: Tuesday, April 9th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Cost: $20+

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Science of Cocktails

Science of Cocktails brings the best of the beverage and dining scenes to Science World, and gives them a special twist. Every fundraiser, the iconic dome transforms into a giant laboratory, offering guests the chance to sample delicious, scientifically-designed drinks and eats made by some of the city’s best bartenders and chefs.

When: Thursday, April 11th
Where:  1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $185 for GA, $289 for VIP

An Evening with Jane Goodall: Celebrating 90

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is presenting ‘An Evening with Jane Goodall’ this month, where Dr. Goodall herself will recount her unique experiences as a young woman working alone in the rainforest. She’ll be joined by Jann Arden following her lecture to discuss her hopes for the future where people live in harmony with nature.

When: Friday, April 12th
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Cost: Sold out currently, check back soon

Filipino Restaurant Month

For the entire month of April, participating restaurants across the province are celebrating Filipino Restaurant Month with feature prix fixe menus that showcase popular dishes from the Philippines. In Metro Vancouver, there are 9 participating restaurants to note if you’re interested in checking one or a couple out!

When: April 2024
Where: Participating locations above
Cost: $19.99 to $35

Check out some cherry blossoms

There’s nothing better than going on a cherry blossom walk in April, surrounded by beautiful pink and white blossoms. Fortunately, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival has mapped out over 3,000 locations of cherry blossom trees and around 50 different varieties, so you can check them out depending on their bloom dates!

Where: See map above

So there you have it, Vancouver! What will you be getting up to this week?