Got any plans for the weekend? Now you do! Celebrate Dad, check out the new rides at Playland, or hang out on a patio with a book and a brew. The options are practically limitless – don’t let any gloomy weather cramp your style! Here’s our roundup of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (June 17-19).

Celebrate Father’s Day with some BBQ


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Father’s Day is officially here on Saturday, June 18th – and there is no shortage of fun eats and things to do around the city to celebrate. Our suggestion? Hit up an auto show or check out a lazy river before getting some delicious BBQ treats from Rosie’s BBQ & Smokehouse!

Where: See our picks above

A Night of Irish Comedy

Ready for some bellyache-level laughs? Dublin-raised Dave Nihill presents a Night of Irish Comedy & Storytelling at The York Theatre this Saturday, June 18th. Dave is a winner of the prestigious annual San Francisco Comedy Competition – whose previous finalists include the likes of Robin Williams and Ellen DeGeneres!

When: Saturday, June 18th
Where: 639 Commercial Drive, The York Theatre
Cost: $35

Richmond Night Market


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The Richmond Night Market is a weekend staple – and for good reason. There are hundreds of vendors, which means it takes hundreds of visits to eat through them all! No summer is complete without at least a couple.

When: Open throughout June
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

Hang out on a patio


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If you can’t be bothered to make plans that involve leaving the city (or even your couch) – don’t worry, we feel you. It doesn’t take much effort to sit on a covered patio with a drink in hand, but the payoff is huge. Corner your own spot at one of these patios and enjoy some delicious eats and drinks as you people watch.

Where: Various

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Diljit Dosanjh – Born to Shine World Tour 


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The iconic Indian singer, actor, film producer, and TV presenter is coming to Rogers Arena on Sunday, June 19th. Known for his role in the thriller crime Udta Punjab and his new Born to Shine album, the Bollywood breakout star is definitely on the rise to international fame.

When: Sunday, June 19th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way, Rogers Arena
Cost: $146+

Play some golf


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You don’t have to be an avid golfer to enjoy the amazing putts Vancouver has to offer. From inner-city pitch and putts to stunning seaside venues – there’s a spot for everyone! Hit some tiny balls into tiny holes and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Where: See our picks at the link above

Pick some berries at Maan Farms


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Although there’s no goat yoga at Maan Farms this weekend, you can feed them at their U-Pick berry days if you go with a Berry Days VIP Pass. If you’re more into berry picking than the goats, there are plenty of fresh berries calling your name. Simply select the date and time you’d like to come on their website, reserve your spot, and bring a pre-paid berry bucket with you before you enter the field.

When: Starting Friday, June 17th, with availability throughout June and July
Where: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Cost: Small buckets are $13.76, medium-sized buckets are $19.25, and large buckets are $29.75

Playland 2022

Get ready for over 30 thrilling rides, live music, SuperDogs, and some primo carnival fare – because Playland has officially reopened for the season!

When: Every weekend from June 17th to August 19th
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $31.50-41.50 online, $33.50-$45.50 in-person GA

Contemporary Art Gallery


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What’s on at the Contemporary Art Gallery this weekend? Well, Abbas Akhavan and Michelle Bui have exhibitions going, and there’s a Flower Pounding Open Studio with Faune Ybarra where guests can learn how to hammer flowers into canvas, fabric, or paper to create unique prints.

When: Flower Pounding Open Studio on Saturday, June 18th
Where: 555 Nelson Street
Cost: Admission by donation

Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears

The award-winning drama exploring the American Black experience across several decades is coming to Bard on the Beach. Specifically, to the Howard Family Stage.

When: Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th
Where: 1695 Whyte Avenue, Howard Family Stage
Cost: $79+, May vary by date

Well, that’s all for this weekend, folks! Get out there and enjoy our beautiful city.