We’re in for a chilly week, Vancouver! So layer up and be prepared to venture out in the cold, because you definitely won’t want to miss out on these events and things to do around the city. In the essence of time, we’ll get right to it: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (January 30-February 3).

Dine Out Vancouver


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This week marks the last few days to enjoy the highly-anticipated annual Dine Out Festival! What started as a fixed-price menu featuring 57 restaurants has now become a culinary celebration of over 300 restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, and more. The result? An entire month’s worth of in-person dining, virtual events, and hotel offers to accommodate local visitors and those from out-of-town. Don’t miss out – book those resos and try something new!

When: January 20th to February 5th
Where: Participating restaurants TBA

Take a free class at VPL

In addition to online and in-person educational courses, VPL offers guests all kinds of free workshops, career services, family-friendly activities, book clubs, film screenings, and more. From sound editing to STEAM (science, technology, art, engineering, and math) courses for kids, there are plenty of options to fit any age or skill set. Best of all? All of them are free to attend!

Where: See our picks above

Larkin Poe


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Founded by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, Larkin Pie is an American roots rock band from north Georgia bringing their Blood Harmony Tour to Vancouver on Friday, February 3rd.

When: Friday, February 3rd
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $47.75+

This Is Wine School

And speaking of class – it doesn’t get any cooler than wine school. Thankfully, Vancouver is getting exactly that, and if you’re looking to get certified, WSET Level 1 courses start this week!

When: Classes start in early February
Where: 265 East Pender Street
Cost: $95 to $125

Vancouver Giants

The Vancouver Giants are facing off against the Raiders on Wednesday, February 1st at the Langley Events Centre. Why not go and support our team & make some great memories in the process?

When: Wednesday, February 1st
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $20

Thrift some vintage fits

From Community Thrift to Mintage Mall, to all the hidden gems in between, here are some fantastic places to peruse if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe with some cool vintage finds this month.

Where: See our picks above

Go museum hopping

Like bar hopping, but more cultured. Fans of the arts (and those looking to get into the scene) should definitely take advantage of Vancouver’s many museums, including The Polygon in North Van and, of course, the Vancouver Art Gallery. This month, you can view feminist films from Iran at the former, and several new exhibitions at the latter.

Where: Multiple locations

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, so here are our top picks.

Where: See our picks above

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 East Broadway #101
Cost: Varies per experience

Go on a classic winter stroll 

While it might make getting around a little (or a lot) more difficult, there’s no denying that our city transforms into a winter wonderland when it snows. And we may be in for a bit of snowfall this week, so now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy it, if the cold doesn’t deter you.

Where: See our picks above

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