Get ready for a sunny, summery weekend ahead, Vancouver! From celebrating Mother’s Day to the second and third games in the Canucks vs Oilers playoff series, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (May 10-12).

Shipyards Night Market

The beloved Shipyards Night Market is officially back every Friday from May 10th to September 13th, so get ready to enjoy the iconic beer garden and outdoor market, and peruse many mouthwatering food trucks.

When: Every Friday from May 10th to September 13th
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Canucks vs Oilers Game 2

Game 2 of the Canucks vs Oilers playoff series takes place this Friday, May 10th at 7 pm, and there are plenty of places to take in all the action alongside fellow fans. Head to a nearby sports bar or watch party, or splurge on tickets at Rogers Arena.

When: Friday, May 10th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: Free watch parties, or $399+

Barks N’ Brews & Endless Pawsabilities Rescue


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Are you in search of a new furry friend to call your own? Local non-profit Barks N’ Brews and the Endless Pawsabilities Rescue Society are hosting a dog adoption event at East Vancouver’s Strange Fellows Brewing this weekend.

When: Saturday, May 11th
Where: 1345 Clark Drive
Cost: Free to attend


Not only is Canadian punk rock band D.O.A. from Vancouver, but they’re also often referred to as the “founders” of hardcore punk, alongside other iconic bands. So if your goal is to enjoy some head-bangin’ music, this might be your scene.

When: Saturday, May 11th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $41.75+

Saturday Skate Nights at the Rolla Skate Club 

On Saturdays this May, the Rolla Skate Club is hosting Saturday Skate Nights from 5 to 7 pm, with hosted DJs to set the mood. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s the perfect opportunity to lace up your skates and hit the roller rink.

When: Every Saturday in May
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $20

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Vancouver Canadians 

It’s officially baseball season! And the Vancouver Canadians are facing off against the Everett AquaSox every day this weekend at the Nat Bailey Stadium.

When: May 10th, 11th, and 12th
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
Cost: $20+

Canucks vs Oilers Game 3

Game 3 of the playoff series might be an away game, but there are plenty of viewing parties to take advantage of on Sunday, May 12th. For one, Oak Meadows Park (899 West 37th Avenue) will come alive with as many cheering Canucks fans as it can squeeze – so come prepared with your jerseys, Canucks gear, and picnic blankets!

There will also be an official viewing event at Rogers Arena with tickets available for $20 per person. 

When: Sunday, May 12th
Where: Rogers Arena and Oak Meadows Park (899 West 37th Avenue)
Cost: Free watch parties, or $20 per person

Grab Mother’s Day brunch 

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12th, and brunch is a classic way to celebrate the women and maternal figures in our lives. So before spots fill up, consider making a reso at one of these delicious places for Mother’s Day brunch in & around Vancouver

Where: See our picks above

Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market is North America’s largest outdoor market, and it’s officially up and running. So get ready to peruse hundreds of delicious food vendors with cuisine from around the globe.

When: Open every weekend in May
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Cost: $8.50 for single admission, $40 for Zoom Pass

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

It’s the last few days to enjoy the largest tulip festival in Canada! Presented by Lakeland Flowers, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival marks the first of six months’ worth of flower festivals to come, and with over 70 stunning tulip varieties to check out – you won’t want to miss it!

When: Until May 12th
Where: 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford
Cost: Available online one week in advance

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