While it looks like the temperature is cooling down a tad this week, Vancouver’s summertime roster of events and activities has only just begun. From free outdoor movies to seeing Orville Peck onstage, to checking out Chow Down Chinatown, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (July 10-14).

Orville Peck 


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Coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, July 13th is none other than Canadian singer-songwriter Orville Peck, known for his unique blend of alternative country and Americana music. His distinct baritone voice and masked persona make for a captivating stage presence – so don’t miss out this week!

When: Thursday, July 13th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Cost: $101.50

Watch What We Do In The Shadows

It’s the era of free outdoor movies, and this Thursday night, Deckchair Cinema on Cates Deck is playing What We Do In The Shadows at 9:15 pm.

When: Thursday, July 13th
Where: Cates Deck, North Vancouver

Sponsored: Summer Movie Nights

Your Thursday night plans are covered all summer- Summer Movie Nights are back! With fan-favourites like Legally Blonde, Top Gun Maverick, and even Everywhere Everything All at Once, this season promises to be one to remember.

When: Every Thursday until August 17th. Activations begin at 5 pm and the movie starts around 9 pm, depending on sundown.
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza)
Cost: Free

Chow Down Chinatown 

The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver presents “Chow Down Chinatown,” a chance for Vancouver residents to order takeout from any Chinatown eatery they desire, and bring it to a free show and evening of Kung Fu Movies, Sax with Eric and Chynatruckerfunk.

When: Friday, July 14th
Where: 50 East Pender Street

Vancouver Canadians

It’s officially baseball season, and the Vancouver Canadians have returned to Nat Bailey Stadium. This week, they’re up against the Eugene Emeralds on Friday, July 14th

When: Friday, July 14th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Cost: $10+

Sponsored: Audition for Canada’s Ultimate Challenge 

Have you ever thought about competing on a reality TV show? Auditions are open for season 2 of Canada’s Ultimate Challenge. Brave the physical challenges and daring obstacle courses for the chance to become a champion. Casting closes at 11:59 PM on July 23rd.

Theatre Under the Stars

Theatre Under the Stars has been transforming Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl into a special summer stage for decades now, and it looks like this year will be no different! So get ready to enjoy a summer full of music, laughs, and artistry under the night sky.

Starting this July, the company will be presenting two iconic shows almost daily: Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical” and Broadway’s musical comedy “The Prom.”

When: July 6th to August 26th
Where: Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
Cost: $45 for GA

Have some fun at Playland

A trip to the amusement park is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. Especially when the alternative is screaming in fear as you enjoy some downright thrilling rides. Playland has hinted that it’s bringing back the PNE Fair this year, but even a regular visit is a great idea.

When: Now open
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Tickets: $39.50 for GA

Check out a tropical-themed bar or cafe

Vancouver has no shortage of tropical-inspired bars and cafes if you’re looking for a little staycation within the city. Vibrant colours, unique tiki-themed drinks, and impeccable vibes await. Mai Tai Mondays, anyone?

Where: See our picks above

Shipyards Night Market

The beloved Shipyards Night Market is now in its prime after a three-year hiatus, and there are plenty of summer dates to check out for its 10th anniversary. Visitors can enjoy their iconic beer garden and outdoor market, and peruse the many mouthwatering food trucks in attendance. As well, the market is bringing back live music and DJs – so consider your Friday night plans made.

When: Every Friday from May 12th to September 15th
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver

So there you have it, Vancouver! Enjoy the week ahead!