With the end of the month rapidly approaching, we’re trying to cram in as much summer fun as we possibly can in. AKA – in the form of beach days, concerts, outdoor movies, and water activities. Oh, and a party with the Backstreet Boys – but more on that later. Without further ado, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (August 22-26)

The Weeknd

Although tickets are currently sold out on Ticketmaster, you may still be able to snag some last-minute tickets to one of the headlining performing artists coming to Vancouver this month: The Weeknd himself. After postponing due to the massive mess that was the Rogers outage – we can certainly understand why spots are pretty scarce.

When: Tuesday, August 23rd
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard, BC Place
Cost: $193+ on StubHub

Party with the Backstreet Boys


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Yes, we mean literally! Vancouver’s Mansion Nightclub is hosting a spectacular after-party featuring a live performance by BSB themselves. This Wednesday will have you feeling like it’s a Friday with feature drinks and nostalgic vibes that will surely bring out your inner fangirl. Brought to life by After Dark Hospitality, the doors will officially open at 9 pm, so don’t miss out.

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 – doors open at 9:00 PM
Where: 1161 West Georgia Street
Cost: $40

Watch Back to The Future in North Van

This week is the last instalment of Sunset Cinema’s outdoor movie series, and they’re playing – you guessed it – Back to the Future Part I. No matter how you feel about Marty McFly’s inability to walk away from being called a coward, the movie’s a fun watch when you’re with good company. And outdoor movies are always better.

When: Until Wednesday, August 24th
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Enjoy live music, games, & more in Gastown

Hey Vancouver! Have you heard about this awesome event that My Gastown is hosting? Well, look no further on making plans! There will be performances from the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra conducted by Clyde Mitchell and a fantastic light show by Go2 Productions. Check it out from 5 to 9:30 pm, and don’t miss the light show at 8:45 pm or the orchestra performance at 7 pm.

When: Thursday, August 25th
Where: 1 Alexander Street
Cost: Free!

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Load up on fair eats 


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ICYMI, the PNE Fair is back and better than ever – with over 65 vendors for visitors to choose from. Chow down on Little Coco’s squid ink corndogs, or load up on classic funnel cakes, slushies, and crazy long fries. You really can’t go wrong. And don’t worry – there will be plenty of those tasty mini donuts to go around.

When: Saturday, August 20th to Monday, September 5th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $18 in advance, $20 day-of

Check out a lazy river

BC has a ton of fun to be had by way of lazy rivers. And by lazy rivers – we mean action-packed water activities, as well as lazy rivers in the literal sense. So, whether you want to slowly drift downstream with a drink in hand, or want to have a more adventurous tubing experience, we’ve got plenty of options at the link above.

Where: Check out our picks above

Vancouver Canadians


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It’s the season of cracker jacks and summer BBQ, folks. The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club has plenty of home games at The Nat this month – grab some group tickets or purchase game tickets individually! This August they’ll be playing the Tricity and Hillsboro.

When: Games throughout August
Where: 4601 Ontario Street, The Nat
Cost: $20+

Plan a romantic date

Now’s as good a time as any to plan something special for two. Maybe you want to surprise your partner with a gourmet picnic at VanDusen, or go skydiving in Whistler – or maybe you just want an excuse to hit up a nice restaurant or two. Whatever the case may be, we’ve got some ideas for you.

Where: Check out our picks above

Check out Twilight Tuesdays at Science World 


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The return of Twilight Tuesdays means visitors can now enjoy extended hours every Tuesday until 8 pm at Science World. Best of all? Folks who arrive after 5 pm will receive discounted admission! Discover attractions like the popular T. Rex exhibit, or explore new options like the Sacred Journey exhibit –

When: Every Tuesday until Tuesday, August 30th
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $15 GA after 5 pm, $12 for ages 3 to 12

Rent some paddle boards

What better way to unwind and beat the heat than to get out on the water with a couple of boards and paddles? Thankfully, we live in a very rental-friendly city – with paddle board and kayak rentals at practically every waterfront spot imaginable. And if you fall in, it’s like a reward!

Where: Check out the list above for some rental spots

And that’s a wrap on this week’s roundup, folks! We hope you get up to some fun things this week and manage to stay cool!