The sun is back this week, and so are a lot of exciting spring events we’ve been looking forward to. So grab your pals and some sunblock, and get ready to enjoy some gorgeous spring scenery, night markets, and baseball games. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this week (May 8-12).



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Looking for a fun concert to check out this week? M83 is taking centre stage at the Commodore this Tuesday, and they’re bringing some talented guest artists with them as well. If you’re a fan of synth-pop, this is for you.

When: Tuesday, May 9th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $150.75

Shipyards Night Market


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This Friday marks the comeback of the Shipyards Night Market after a three-year hiatus – just in time for its 10th anniversary! So come on down to the Shipyards and enjoy their iconic beer garden and outdoor market, and peruse the many mouthwatering food trucks in attendance.

When: Every Friday from May 12th to September 15th
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
Cost: Free admission

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

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 – so if you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, why not check ’em out?

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

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

There’s still time to visit 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 lined across 27+ acres, this fest is poised to be quite the kick-off!

Visitors can expect to roam kilometres of scenic walking trails, complete with rotating food trucks and live music nights!

When: April 14th to May 14th
Where: 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford
Cost: Available online one week in advance

Find some cherry blossoms

It’s also not too late to enjoy some beautiful cherry blossom spots around Vancouver, and thankfully, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival has an interactive map with all of the best places to check out.

Where: See our picks above

Play Disc Golf at Queen Elizabeth Park

If you’re looking for a way to hang with your friends outdoors then disc golf might just be for you. And what’s even better is that the course at Queen Elizabeth Park is completely free! So grab a Frisbee and your friends and try it out.

Where: 33rd Avenue and Cambie Street

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

Work out at one of these parks

With a rainy April behind us, we’re hoping for some serious sunshine this May, which would be 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 things to do this week! Enjoy the sunshine, Vancouver!