Things To Do

10 socially-distant things to do in Vancouver this week (February 22-26)

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Happy Sunday, folks! We’re back to make sure that the coming week in Vancouver is filled with as much fun as we can find. After all, who says you can’t have a laugh after work on a Tuesday? As long as you’re following public health guidelines, we say go for it. Now, let’s see what your options are.

Here are 10 things to do this week in Vancouver.

Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest

This beloved celebration of all things outdoors has returned! Check out their selection of new movies and documentaries to stream. As always, they’ve rounded up the best of the best, from ice climbing to mountain cultures and beyond.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Online
Cost: $15 and up

Talking Stick Festival

This celebration of Indigenous culture will be hosting events throughout the week. Tune in for musical performances, workshops, artist talks, and more! The best part? Practically all of the virtual events are free to access.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Learn about Vancouver’s history

The museum of Vancouver is a worthwhile trip for the neon exhibit alone. But, we also think that the newest exhibit ‘A Seat at the Table’ is worth checking out too. The exhibit looks at the history of Chinese immigrants in Vancouver, with an emphasis on the culinary contributions made over the years.

When: On throughout the week
Where: 1100 Chestnut Street
Cost:  $10

Check out a winter garden

While it’s usually overlooked, a trip to VanDusen Garden in the offseason can be just as rewarding as a summer stroll. Plus, we find it kind of cute, getting to see some winter flowers bloom. It’s a breath of fresh air, especially on a nicer day.

When: Open throughout the winter
Where: 5151 Oak Street
Cost: $8.40

Wander around the Vancouver Art Gallery

You should know that three new exhibitions are currently on at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Two of them focus on Optical Art (Op Art), with a group show and a solo exhibition of Victor Vasarely (one of the big dogs). Meanwhile the third is about the nature of language and resistance to a ‘dominant’ one over the years.

When: On throughout the week
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Go Skiing

Rain in Vancouver usually means snow on the North Shore in the winter. Cypress, Seymour and Grouse are all open, and they’re waiting for you to check them out. We’ll also advise that you stay on the trails, since North Shore Rescue has had to put in overtime this winter.

When: Now open
Where: Around Vancouver
Cost: Varies per hill

Winter Activities at Grouse Mountain

In addition to skiing, Grouse Mountain is a great double-whammy option for the winter. Why? Because admission also grants access to skating at Blue Grouse Lake, and there are snow trails scattered around the top on the hill. Definitely one of the more wintry options on this list, and we’re down for it.

When: On throughout February
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $29.50 and up

VMF Winter Arts

Public art around the city just got a technological makeover. Murals around downtown will suddenly come alive, through augmented reality. And, it would be a pretty fun thing to bump into while you’re grabbing takeout or something.

When: Now on!
Where: Downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free!

Join some Black History Month events

Organizations all around the city are hosting events in recognition of Black History Month. What’s more, the vast majority of them are free to access! Learn about everything from what Black creators and activists are doing right now to the history of Black nurses in BC.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Click the links above for our picks

Dine Out Vancouver

This year Dine Out is bigger than ever, lasting a full month and featuring 350 restaurants in total. Stressed about what to get? Click the link above for our first roundup of places to try.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Restaurants around Vancouver
Cost: $15-$54

That’s our roundup of things to do in Vancouver this week, folks! Now, we hope that you can make the most of it!