Welcome to this weekend’s itinerary, Vancouver. On it, there’s everything from improv to holiday shopping to the highly-anticipated return of the Vancouver Christmas Market. We’ll get right to it: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (November 11-13).

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show

This New York-born improv show is inspired by written secrets from the audience, so you know it’ll be extra saucy. Performed by Tightrope Impro Theatre, the show will start at 9:15 pm on Friday, November 11th. A great date night destination, if you ask us!

When: Friday, November 11th
Where: 2343 Main Street
Cost: $23.34

The Smashing Pumpkins & Jane’s Addiction

The Smashing Pumpkins are as alt-rock as they come, so if you’re a fan of gothic rock or heavy metal (or looking to branch out), you’ll definitely want to check them out this Friday, November 11th.

When: Friday, November 11th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $68.30+

Bryan Adams 


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Bryan Guy Adams (yes, his middle name is Guy) is one of the best-selling artists of all time. The Canadian singer, composer, and guitarist has been in the biz since the age of 15, when he joined his first band. Flash forward to 2022, and the artist has had 25 singles reach the top 15 in Canada, and a dozen or more in the U.S., U.K., and Australia.

When: Saturday, November 12th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $97.40

Herschel Supply Warehouse Sale

And speaking of shopping deals, let’s not forget that Herschel is having its first-ever warehouse sale this weekend. From crossbody bags and water-resistant backpacks to fall wardrobe staples like flannel ‘shackets,’ rain gear, and comfy loungewear – Herschel covers all the bases.

When: Thursday, November 10th to Sunday, November 13th
Where: 999 Canada Place

Vancouver Christmas Market

Believe it or not, this year’s annual Christmas Market is right around the corner. And by that, we mean it officially opens for the season this Saturday. Hot pretzels, mulled wine, and specialty chocolates – it’s time to kick off the holidays early.

When: Opens Saturday, November 12th
Where: Jack Poole Plaza
Cost: $18 for GA

The ‘Hypeflea’ Market

The folks behind the Granville Flea are teaming up with streetwear vendors Heatvault and NFS to bring the ultimate “Hypeflea” to Vancouver this weekend. So if you’re looking to do a little holiday shopping (or just treat yourself), this is where we’d go.

When: Sunday, November 13th
Where: 147 East Pender Street, Fortune Sound Club
Cost: $7.48

Hang out at Science World

Science World has been delighting kids and adults alike for decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re browsing the permanent collection, checking out what’s new, or just there for Science World After Dark after a couple of brews at CRAFT, you really can’t go wrong with a visit or two this season.

Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $27.62, reserve your timeslot online

Hit the roof for some drinks

While Vancouver’s rooftop scene isn’t as bustling as Toronto’s, we’ve got a handful of sprawling patios that definitely bring their A-game. From Vij’s to Black + Blue, here are 8 exciting rooftop spots to check out this fall & winter.

Where: See our picks above

Check out the largest Christmas store in Western Canada

You read that right. Potters 192 transforms into the ultimate winter wonderland of the shopping world every year. And with over 28,000 square feet of ornaments, lights, gifts, and niche decorations – you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for. Why not take a look before things get too busy?

Where: 19158 48th Avenue, Surrey

Cozy up at a neighbourhood cafe 

Whether you want to visit a classic Vancouver coffee shop or bunker down for some serious work/studying, we guarantee that the city has a cafe for everyone.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on this weekend, everyone. Have a great one!