Things To Do

10 socially-distant things to do in Vancouver this weekend (February 19-21)

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Happy Thursday, Vancouver! We’re hoping that you enjoyed your week, even in spite of the weather. Lucky for you, we’re here to make sure you have a great weekend as well. After all, we’ve only got a few short weeks of winter left!

Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Vancouver.

Step back into summer

Our best recommendation for those looking for summer fun is to head to the Bloedel Conservatory, where you’ll be treated to an incredibly lush experience. Tropical plants and tropical birds? Pinch us, we must be dreaming. Great if you need a break for Vancouver’s gloomy winter days.

When: Open daily
Where: Cambie Street 4600
Cost: $6.90, get tickets online

Grab some cheap eats

Earlier this week, we decided to finally follow up on our original guide to cheap eats in Vancouver. We’re sharing our go-to picks in the city when we want something inexpensive and delicious. So, no matter the budget, you can dig in!

Where: Click the link above for our picks

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

Museum of Anthropology- A Future for Memory

MOA has opened a brand new exhibition. This one focuses on the impact and aftermath of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan. Gonna be interesting, especially since MOA itself is undergoing extensive ‘earthquake-proofing’ reconstruction.

When: Now open!
Where: 6393 NW Marine Drive, UEL
Cost: $15

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!

Science World- Arctic Voices

A new exhibition has arrived at Science World, called Arctic Voices. Naturally, it’s going to be all about life in the Arctic, from the people to the environment and the food web. We’re calling it entertaining and informative, as it should be.

When: Now open!
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $27.62, reserve your timeslot online

Check out 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

PuSh Festival

Make sure to check out PuSh Festival while it’s on. This year, they’ve gone with a mix of virtual and in-person events, plus some streaming options. Most interesting for us are ‘Push Walks’, which provide ‘guided journeys’ with specific soundtracks.

When: On until February 20th
Where: Online and in-person events
Cost: Varies

Those are our picks for things to do this weekend in Vancouver, folks! Rain or shine, we hope that you can have a little fun out there.