Now that we’re well into June, it’s time to start gearing up for all the summertime activities we’ve been missing. Outdoor movies, live music around the city, and stunning hikes throughout the province, preferably with a waterfall or two to keep things cool. From concerts and live shows to the return of Science World After Dark, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (June 12-16).

Jinx Monsoon


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Maybe a little theatre and dramatics are what you’re after this month, and you’ll definitely find them at this live music/comedy event. Being crowned the winner of Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is the least of Jinx Monsoon’s accomplishments, as the drag icon continuously has sold-out shows, memorable TV appearances, and more. If you’re looking for a seamless blend of musical talent and comedy, look no further.

When: Wednesday, June 14th
Where: 884 Granville Street
Cost: $93.25

Science World After Dark

Science World’s popular “After Dark” series is officially back, which means adults get free reigns over all the exhibits, with optional flowing drinks available. So if getting tipsy at Science World on a Thursday sounds like a good time (which we definitely think it is), you won’t want to miss this.

When: Thursday, June 15th, and the third Thursday of every month
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $37 per person

Dine at Moxies new flagship store in the heart of Vancouver

Vancouver foodies, brace yourselves! The beloved Moxies just opened its second location in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 180 West Georgia. Their new flagship store is nothing short of amazing. With a modern take, lush greenery and lots of natural light, this new resto that has almost 300 seats is the perfect spot to hit up while indulging in some delicious summer drinks and dishes.

When: Opens Monday, June 5th at 11:00 AM
Where: 180 West Georgia, Vancouver

Death Cab for a Cutie 

American indie rock band Death Cab for a Cutie is known for their hits like “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” and “Soul Meets Body,” becoming a staple in the early 2000s alt scene. And they’re heading to Vancouver this Thursday – June 15th.

When: Thursday, June 15th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $208.25

Work on your short game

Now we come to mini-golf – a fun, quintessential summertime activity for just about anyone. Like bowling, the skill ceiling is weirdly high, but it’s so straightforward that a total novice will still have fun out there. Whether you’re looking for a date night option or a weekend that’s fun for the whole family, we’ve got you covered.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Go on a dog-friendly hike

With so many beautiful spring hikes in BC to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your top choices. Luckily, there are plenty near Vancouver that offer unparalleled views, for both you and your dog to enjoy!

Where: See our picks above

Vancouver Canadians

It’s officially baseball season, and the Vancouver Canadians have returned to Nat Bailey Stadium. This week, they’re up against the Hillsboro Hops.

When: Games throughout June
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Cost: $10+

Grab some bikes & ride

Since we’ve been on the receiving end of some beautiful weather so far this season, we thought we’d remind folks that Mobi now has e-bikes available for usage. The 24-Hour Pass gives you access to e-bikes for 25¢/min for the first 30 minutes and 35¢/min thereafter.

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver. Let’s make it a great one!