We’re coming off a gorgeous, sunny weekend in Vancouver, and it looks like it’ll be no different this week. So grab your sunscreen, picnic blankets, and Canucks gear! Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (May 13-17).

Stars on Ice Canada 

On Monday, May 13th, Stars on Ice will be skating into Vancouver at Rogers Arena, so get ready for a spectacular performance with thrilling yet graceful moves across the ice from some of your favourite Disney characters. This show marks Olympic Canadian skater Patrick Chan’s final farewell to his craft, so you won’t want to miss it.

When: Monday, May 13th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $30.80


The Peal is hosting LA LOM and guest artists on Monday, May 13th, so get ready to dance to some fantastic instrumentals and tropical vibes all around.

When: Monday, May 13th
Where: 881 Granville Street
Cost: $34.34

The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie

First up is a concert by indie pop band The Postal Service – who are teaming up with Bellingham-formed Death Cab For Cutie on their new ‘Give Up & Transatlanticism Tour.’ So mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 14th!

When: Tuesday, May 14th
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Cost: $90.75

Botanist x The Clumsies collab dinner

There are still tickets left to this collaborative feast between Botanist Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and world-renowned cocktail bar The Clumsies, which hails from Athens. Between Chef Hector Laguna, Creative Beverage Director Grant Sceney, and the team at The Clumsies, this is sure to be a memorable dining experience.

When: Wednesday, May 15th
Where: 1038 Canada Place
Cost: $245+

Canucks vs Oilers Games 4 & 5

Games 4 and 5 of the Canucks vs Oilers playoffs might be away games, but that doesn’t mean Vancouver won’t have plenty of ways to cheer on our team. There will be a free watch party at Oak Meadows Park (899 West 37th Avenue) for both games, as well as viewing opportunities at sports bars across the city.

When: Tuesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 16th
Where: Rogers Arena or Oak Meadows Park
Cost: Free watch parties

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Guys & Dolls by The Arts Club

The Arts Club presents Guys & Dolls on the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage starting this week, bringing all of the tale’s beloved songs and characters with it. So if you’re looking for a feel-good play to catch, you know where to head!

When: Thursday, May 16th to June 30th
Where: 2750 Granville Street
Cost: $39 per person

Gigantic! The East Van 90s Party 

From 9 pm to midnight on Friday, May 17th, The Wise Hall in East Van is transforming for a huge ’90s-themed party, complete with the decade’s biggest bops by Aqua, Alanis, Dr. Dre, Radiohead, Salt N Pepa, and more.

When: Friday, May 17th
Where: 1882 Adanac Street
Cost: $15.18

Shipyards Night Market

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

When: Friday, May 17th
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

Charlotte Day Wilson 

Charlotte Day Wilson is a contemporary R&B singer-songwriter known for her collabs with Daniel Caesar and BadBadNotGood. Her Cyan Blue Tour is coming to Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre this Friday, and tickets are still available!

When: Friday, May 17th
Where: Vogue Theatre
Cost: $35+

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents XIÁM

Art lovers have until May 19th to check out guest curator Jordanna George’s striking exhibit at the Bill Reid Gallery, entitled XIÁM. The contemporary exhibition features the work of five Indigenous artists from a broad range of backgrounds across the Northwest Coast.

When: Until May 19th
Where: 639 Hornby Street
Cost: $13 per adult

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! Enjoy the sunshine.