Welcome to the first full weekend in January, Vancouver. We know the post-holiday blues tend to hit hard this time of year, but thankfully, there are plenty of fun things to do around the city to keep the good times rolling. Just be sure to grab your windbreaker and rain gear if you’re heading outside! Without further ado, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (January 6-8).

Beyond King Tut

This is the last weekend that you can experience the immersive Beyond King Tut exhibit, which commemorates the one-hundred-year-old discovery of King Tut’s tomb by archaeologists in Egypt. 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

Snowshoeing at Cypress Mountain

Ok, emphasis on the ‘around’ Vancouver part here. But, if you’re ready to take a day trip this month, know that Cypress Mountain has got a serious amount of snowshoe trails for you to explore. Our advice? Check in with your more outdoorsy friends and family to secure a pair, and eliminate half the cost.

When: Open throughout January
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $18 for GA

Canyon Lights


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Thankfully, you’ve still got some time to check out one of Vancouver’s most iconic winter attractions. Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension is maybe even better to check out after Christmas, since the crowds there won’t be as intense most nights.

When: Open until January 22nd
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
Tickets: $62.95 for day passes

Check out a free art gallery 

Many museums and galleries require a hefty admission fee, which can be a barrier for many looking to access the local art and history scenes and beyond. Thankfully, these spots around the city offer a unique look into many artistic and historical perspectives, all free of charge.

Where: See our picks above

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Check out a new speakeasy


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We don’t know about you, but one of our personal favourite activities when it’s raining out, is to explore some new indoor spaces – preferably ones that serve creative cocktails, and come with a theme. Thankfully, there are many hidden bars and speakeasies scattered throughout the city that are worth tracking down.

Newest to the scene is Bagheera, which you can locate through clues left in their highlighted Instagram stories. Fun date night activity, anyone?

Where: See our picks above

Petunia & the Vipers 

With music as exciting and unique as their name, Petunia and the Vipers are a folk/blues/Americana band with a very specific sound: “Avant-country nightclub,” to be exact. So if you’re looking for a new band to check out this weekend, this is a great option.

When: Sunday, January 8th
Where: 1 Alexander Street, Underground
Cost: Sign up for ticketing info

Check out a new restaurant

From recent additions to exciting openings slated for 2023, here are some exciting new eats and drinks making their way to the scene in Vancouver.

Where: See what’s opening above

Go tubing at Mt Seymour

Tubing (or tobogganing) is certainly a rare opportunity for Vancouverites. Luckily, you can enjoy both on dedicated hills at Mt. Seymour. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a family-friendly day trip, or as a way to unwind after a day on the actual slopes.

When: Open throughout January
Where: 1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $29

Shipyards Skate Plaza

By the same token, there’s no denying that the Shipyards Skate Plaza is one of the most festive places to hit the ice – even after the holiday season!

When: Open throughout January
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free, rental costs vary

Save it for a rainy (or snowy) day

It’s going to be a drizzly weekend, we thought we’d go ahead and share our roundup of rainy-day activities, in case you feel like setting aside some time and working your way down the list.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the weekend, Vancouver!