Welcome to another week in Vancouver. While we can’t promise it won’t be rainy, we can definitely throw in a mix of indoor and outdoor activities to ensure you’ve got options no matter the occasion. From sipping on specialty hot chocolate to cheering on the Canucks, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (January 23-27).

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 


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It certainly bares repeating that the beloved Vancouver Hot Chocolate fest is back in full swing. And you’ve got plenty of time to check out some of the best cups of cocoa in the city.

When: January 14th to February 14th
Where: Participating locations across Vancouver

Get your fill of the best Mediterranean street food in the city at Zaatar W Zeit  

Great for healthy breakfasts, lunch meetings or a quick grab-and-go bite, Zaatar W Zeit is changing the game for Mediterranean street food in Vancouver.

With its insanely fresh take on Lebanese fare, this eatery has made a splash with its first North American location on Granville Street, serving up staples like shawarma, tawouk, kebab, hummus, and newer picks like Turkey BLT and Chicken Escalope wraps. Check out their menu for delivery, or stop in this week for a fresh new take on mealtime.

Where: 531 Granville Street

Street Food City

If you love food truck eats, you’ve likely already heard about Street Food City, Vancouver’s original street food festival. Luckily, you can snag some delicious eats all week long without putting too large a dent in your wallet.

When: January 21st to January 29th
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (Vancouver Art Gallery)

Go snowshoeing

While there are a ton of snowshoe trails to enjoy all around Vancouver, Grouse Mountain does boast ‘The Snowshoe Grind’, which is a tamed-down, winter version of the ever-popular trail up the mountain. Looking for something even more adventurous (and cheaper)? Then you might want to try a day trip to Squamish.

When: Open throughout January
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $61

Over 20+ items at Moxies’ unreal Happy Hour  

If you’re looking for another amazing happy hour to add to your rotation, we’ve just found a new fave! Moxies is now offering a deliciously delightful Happy Hour Menu with over 20+ items starting at only $5.

With Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 2 PM to 5 PM at selection locations and daily from 9 PM to close, it’s time to grab your pals & make your hours the happiest ones yet.


Coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, January 26th is none other than Forestella, a South Korean crossover male vocal quartet formed through the JTBC singing competition, Phantom Singer 2. Not only were they the first-place winners, but they’ve also come out with their own music, including their debut album “Evolution.”

When: Thursday, January 26th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Cost: $103.25

Vancouver Giants


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On Friday, January 27th, the Giants are facing off against the Rockets at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre. The game starts at 7:30 pm and tickets go for $20 a pop.

When: Wednesday, January 25th and Friday, January 27th
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $20

Vancouver Canucks

Another sports pick coming your way. There are two Canucks games taking place this week: On Tuesday, January 24th, the Canucks will face off against the Chicago Blackhawks, and on Friday, January 27th, they’ll play the Columbus Blue Jackets.

When: Tuesday, January 24th and Friday, January 27th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way

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



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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. If you’ve got some spare time this week, this is a fun option to consider.

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

And that’s a wrap on this week, Vancouver! We hope it’s a great one.