It’s another beautiful sunny weekend in Vancouver, and we can’t wait to hit the beach and unwind. Though a visit to Canada’s largest plant-based festival and these exciting springtime events are certainly warranted as well! So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (May 26-28).

Luke Combs


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Luke Combs’ World Tour is coming to BC Place on Saturday, May 27th, so get ready to lace up your dancing boots, and don’t forget your cowboy hat!

When: Saturday, May 27th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $116.62+

Planted Expo

Planted Expo, Canada’s largest plant-based event, is slated to return to Vancouver this weekend, bringing over 200 tasty vegan and plant-based vendors with it!

When: Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $21.47 for one day, $26.84 for two days

Spring Strings at VanDusen


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VanDusen is bringing back its Regency-era-inspired outdoor concert, Spring Strings. With a backdrop of golden laburnum trees and violet wisterias, this spring event is a must-visit. If you love any chance to dress up and feel like a main character, now is the perfect chance to do so!

Guests can don their finest picnic attire and roam the 55 acres of the garden, settling in on the Great Lawn for a special performance by Low Strung, a classically-trained cello-rock group from Yale University performing everything from Coldplay to the Eagles.

When: Saturday, May 27th
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $29 GA, $25 for VBGA members

Happy Valley at Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall is closing its 2022-23 season with the premiere of rice & beans theatre’s Happy Valley from Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, June 4th. Performed by award-winning playwright Derek Chan 陳嘉昊, Happy Valley dissects the historic, political, and cultural context surrounding Hong Kong’s current democratic struggles.

When: May 25th to June 4th
Where: 280 East Cordova

CATS – Broadway Across Canada

Theatre lovers, this one’s for you! This May, CATS the musical is coming to Vancouver as part of a multi-season North American tour. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, you definitely won’t want to miss this.

When: May 23 to May 28th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Cost: $41.50

Jurassic World Live Tour

It’s not too late to check out over 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs at the Canadian premiere of the Jurassic World Live Tour. The dinos are operated by animatronics and performers, so visitors are definitely in for an exciting show.

When: Friday, May 19th to Sunday, May 21st, and Friday, May 26th to Sunday, May 28th
Where: 100 North Renfrew Street
Cost: Sign up for pre-sale tickets here

Vancouver Canadians

It’s officially baseball season, and the Vancouver Canadians have returned to Nat Bailey Stadium. This weekend, they’re up against the Spokane Indians.

When: Saturday, May 27th
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

Check out your local Farmers’ Market

With May nearing its end, we’re hoping to make a ton of trips to our local farmers’ markets this summer. After all, berry season only comes once a year!

Where: Locations around Vancouver

So there you have it, Vancouver, some great options to start with. Have a great weekend!