Well, Vancouver, we might just be entering the month of December with some snow on the ground. Who would have thought? And since the temps are dropping, we thought we’d go ahead and share some of our fave ways to get cozy – in addition all the exciting things to do around the city this week, of course. Let’s dive in: Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (November 28-December 2).

Vancouver Giants


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This week, the Vancouver Giants are facing off against The Warriors on Wednesday, November 30th at the Langley Events Centre. Head to the Arena Bowl and cheer on the team – tickets are just over $20 a pop.

When: Several dates in November
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $23.70+

Beyond King Tut


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This immersive experience commemorates the one-hundred-year-old discovery of King Tut’s tomb by archaeologists in Egypt. And what’s more, you don’t need to be a history buff to meet the Egyptian Gods of the Underworld or travel with King Tut in his quest for immortality. Explore a photo-realistic recreation of his tomb and treasures, and get ready to learn more about ancient Egypt through nine total galleries.

When: On until Sunday, January 8th
Where: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre East
Cost: $23.99 to $83.99

Experience the joy of the season with Gastown Thursday Nights: Holiday Edition

Starting November 24, the streets of Gastown come alive with late-night shopping, live entertainment, and happy hours at select locations. Head down to enjoy a different event every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. that will take over the streets and storefronts of this beloved Vancouver hotspot.

When: Thursdays from November 27-December 22 | 5-7 p.m.
Where: Gastown, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain 

ICYMI, Grouse Mountain’s annual Peak of Christmas has officially returned, transforming the top of the mountain into an enchanting winter wonderland. Guests can glide across their 8,000 square-foot Mountaintop Skating Pond hand-in-hand, take pictures with Santa at his workshop, and much more.

When: Friday, November 25th to January 2nd
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $36-$69, or $119 for a family of four

Catch a FIFA match 

After 36 years, Team Canada has finally secured their spot in the FIFA World Cup. And you better believe that sports bars across the country are going all out to celebrate. So, soccer/football fans, check in with your fave local bars if you haven’t already and catch a match or two if you can this week.

Where: See our picks above

The Sheepdogs


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This Canadian rock band was not only awarded four JUNO Awards, but was the first unsigned band to make the cover of Rolling Stone. So whether you’re a fan of the genre or just a fan of great music, this concert is a must-see this week.

When: Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $53 on Thursday, $142.80 on Friday

Save it for a rainy (or snowy) day

Why go with one rainy day activity when we could share all our fave picks?? And since there’s snow in the forecast, that’s all the more reason to be cozy and enjoy some fun indoor things to do.

Where: See our picks above

Check out some spots for Turkish coffee

And if you do decide to venture outside this week, we highly recommend trying out Simit’s Bakery or one of these spots for Turkish coffee & pastries. From savoury, feta-filled bagels to pistachio-filled baklava, there are simply too many flavours to pick a favourite.

Where: See our picks above

Hit up a covered patio

Or if drinks are more the vibe, you can’t go wrong with a covered patio. And with classic options like Banter Room to newer additions like Batch on Plaza (now with a tent & fire pits!) – covered patio season sure is bringing its A-game so far.

Where: See our picks above

Visit the largest Christmas store in Western Canada

Since this is the last week of November/the start of December, we think it’s the perfect time to get a little holiday shopping done. And we don’t just mean gifts – it’s officially time to bust out the Christmas decor, if you ask us. Thankfully, Surrey is home to the largest Christmas store in Western Canada, with over 28,000 square feet of ornaments, lights, and more.

When: Now open
Where: 19158 48th Avenue, Surrey

And that’s all for this week, folks. We’ll see you in December!