We’re in for an interesting weekend weather-wise, Vancouver, and it looks like the weekend itinerary is following suit. From YG’s REd Cup Tour to the final few days of Street Food City – here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (January 27-29).

YG – The Red Cup Tour 


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YG is known as a defining artist in the hip-hop genre since emerging in the scene over a decade ago. And he’s got numerous platinum plaques to show for it. Check him out at the PNE Forum on Saturday, January 28th, and get ready for a heck of a time!

When: Saturday, January 28th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $56.50+

Street Food City

If you love food truck eats, this is your last chance to check out Dine Out’s Street Food City – Vancouver’s original street food festival. Visitors can peruse the trucks and gorge on everything from Indian food to grilled cheese.

When: January 21st to January 29th
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square

PuSh Festival

There’s still time to check out one of the largest performing arts festivals in Canada. You can buy a four-show ticket for $120, a six-show ticket for $180, or single digital passes for $100 on their website. With so many exciting and thought-provoking performances to choose from, limiting ourselves to just one show is simply not an option!

When: Thursday, January 19th to February 5th
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: Varies

See some local art

By the same token, there are plenty of museums and art galleries in Vancouver offering free admission to their exhibits year-round. And while the list is by no means complete, we think this is a solid place to start if you’re looking to get into the local art scene.

Where: See our picks above

Go cross-country skiing

While snowshoeing is a toss-up for the best place to go, cross-country skiing has a clear-cut winner in Metro Vancouver. Cypress Mountain boasts some of the best, and most popular, cross-country trails in all of Canada. Head out during the day for a fun expedition, or, enjoy the 7.5km of lit trails at night!

When: Open throughout January
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $25+

Check out a weekend jazz night 


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In terms of live music, Vancouver has plenty of bars and cafes that keep your spirits high with regular jazz nights. On the weekends? You can check out who’s playing at Osita on Commercial, hit up Pourhouse for Sunday jazz nights, and La Fabrique for rotating pianist performances from 1 to 5 pm on Sundays.

Hang out at a lobby bar

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

See an improv show

From Date Night improv to monthly standup sessions, House Team showcases, and more – there’s always something exciting going on at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. And why not start off the weekend with a couple of laughs and libations with your loved ones?

Where: 1515 Anderson Street

Hang out at Science World

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.

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

Swing by your local Farmer’s Market

You better believe that we think a trip to the farmers market is worthwhile any time of year! Picking up great groceries from local producers? This requires no selling on our part.

Where: Locations around Vancouver

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