Welcome to the first week of May, Vancouver! The sun is peaking in, the weather is getting warmer, and there’s a ton to do this week around the city. Country fans can see Shania Twain onstage, baseball lovers can catch a game, and art enthusiasts can check out a diverse spread of works at an international art fair. Let’s dive right in: Here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this week (May 1-5).

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Dust off your dancing boots, because ‘from this moment on,’ 2023 will see you two-stepping with the queen of country! Canadian legend and fashion icon, Shania Twain is currently on her worldwide tour, which is stopping in Vancouver on May 2nd and 3rd.

When: May 2nd and May 3rd
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $204.68+ or $184.50

Art Vancouver

Every year, Art Vancouver’s international art fair hosts new artists and galleries from around the globe, celebrating voices from a diverse cultural breadth. Taking centre stage are 37 Canadian and Indigenous artists, who will have the chance to exhibit their work on a global platform and sell it to an audience of collectors and galleries.

When: Thursday, May 4th to Sunday, May 7th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $20+

Sponsored: Attend Moxies Hiring Fair for their New West Georgia Location

Ready for a career that offers more than just a paycheque? Moxies, is opening their new flagship store in the heart of Vancouver on West Georgia Street and they’re hosting a hiring fair to find the ultimate community of hospitality and culinary team members. Plus, they offer some seriously sweet work perks beyond a fun and friendly work environment.

When: May 1st to 13th, 12 PM to 7 PM
Where: 180 West Georgia Street

Bright Futures at the Bill Reid Gallery

Bright Futures is the Bill Reid Gallery’s newest exhibit, examining the lasting influence of the artist’s iconic work on the development of contemporary Northwest Coast art today. Alongside a selection of works from Bill Reid Gallery’s permanent collection, the group exhibition showcases works from 14 emerging and established artists from a broad variety of disciplines and cultures from throughout BC and the Yukon.

When: Open throughout May
Where: 639 Hornby Street

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Free nights at Vancouver Art Gallery 

Speaking of art exhibits, the Vancouver Art Gallery is set to launch free admission to the public on the first Friday of every month, from 4 pm to 8 pm. The first free Friday night will be on May 5th – so mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy some after-work art!

When: Friday, May 5th
Where: 750 Hornby Street

Vancouver Canadians

It’s officially baseball season, and the Vancouver Canadians have returned to Nat Bailey Stadium. This month, they’re up against the Everett AquaSox and the Eugene Emeralds.

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

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’s ‘PattyPass’ 

Created by The Real Beef Buddies, the $15 PattyPass gets you 50% off a burger at both casual at upscale spots in Vancouver between May 1st and August 31st. Even better is that $1 from each pass goes toward the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Where: See participating locations above

Check out a flower festival 

From the return of the beloved Chilliwack Tulip Fest to a Magnolia-focused walk through UBC’s botanical garden, here are some stunning flower festivals near Vancouver to look forward to this season.

Where: See our picks above

Work out at one of these parks

With a rainy April behind us, we’re hoping for some serious sunshine this May, which makes for an opportune time for outdoor workouts! Thankfully, there are plenty of parks in Vancouver with exercise equipment you can use.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on this week, Vancouver!