Things To Do

12 things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend (July 10-12)

Photo via UBC Botanical Garden

With so much going on these past few weeks around the city, we thought we would throw caution to the wind and tack on a few more options for things to do this weekend. We’ve got galleries to see, restaurants to eat at, and new areas to explore. So let’s dive right into it, shall we?

Here are 12 things to do in and around Vancouver this weekend.

Check out Greek Summerfest

It might look a little different this year, but Greek Summerfest returns this weekend for a drive-thru rendition. Lucky for us, that still means that we can treat ourselves to a Greek feast, we’ll just have to find somewhere else to eat it.

When: Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12
Where: 4541 Boundary Road
Cost: Varies

Head to Playland

This is for the truly devoted of you out there, because sadly none of the big rides are Playland are reopening anytime soon. But, maybe you know some young parents out there who want to safely spend a day with the little ones. Well, now they’ve got the option to spend a day at the amusement park.

When: Opens Friday, July 10
Where: PNE Playland
Cost: $29.50 for GA

Grab a big old Pizza for dinner

Vancouver’s newest spot for vegan pizza opens this week. What’s more, Pizzeria Grano is actually the sister restaurant of Via Tevere Pizza, which is consistently rated as one of the best in the city. Fingers crossed that Grano is just as good!

When: Opens Thursday, June 9th
Where: 3240 Main Street

Go on a (safe) date

If you’ve been wondering how to treat that someone special, then just click the link above to check out our guide to great summer date options. From nice meals to great experiences at a variety of price points, you’ll find something that suits your fancy in no time!

When: Whenever
Where: Wherever
Cost: Varies

Go visit the MOA

Yes, museum lovers, the Museum of Anthropology is open again and waiting for you. So if you haven’t had the chance to visit a museum recently you might as well hop online and book some tickets to the MOA. Or you can book ahead for the Kent Monkman show coming in August.

When: Whenever
Where: Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Drive
Cost: $18

Check out the Vancouver Vegan Farmer’s Market

This city’s love of veganism just got a whole lot bigger and better now that we have our very own vegan farmers market. And it’ll be happening twice in the month of July so be sure to head over to Concord Community Park to check it out.

Where: Concord Pacific Community Park
When: July 11
Cost: Free

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Tune in to Commercial Drive Car Free Day

Just like Main Street Car Free Day, this event will be online. So if you’re a big fan of this annual event you can still participate digitally. You might as well check it out as it’s such a classic part of Vancouver.

Where: Online
When: July 12
Cost: Free

Visit the Enchanted Forest

Okay, hear us out on this one. When was the last time you did something truly new? It’s probably been a while. And if you need to get out of town you might as well check out this Enchanted Forest that’s hidden in BC. Because why the heck not?

When: Whenever
Where: The Enchanted Forest, 7060 Trans-Canada Hwy, Revelstoke
Cost: $12

Check out the Granville Flea

Here’s a unique flea. You can buy, sell and trade here and we’re into it. So if you’ve missed vintage shopping and markets, here’s a great opportunity to get back at it. And it’s only happening for one day so make sure you don’t miss it!

When: July 12, 11:30 am-6:30 pm
Where: The American, 926 Main St
Cost: $7.38-$11.62

Visit UBC’s Botanical Gardens

We could all use some more time in nature, especially since most of us have been stuck at home. So with that in mind, you might as well visit UBC’s spectacular Botanical Garden. And you could even visit the MOA on the same trip!

When: Whenever
Where: UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive
Cost: $12.20

The summer collection at studio 1111

Here’s another great vintage sale that’s happening this in Vancouver weekend. You can expect tons of amazing summer vintage & designer pieces. And these events only happen a few times a year so you don’t want to miss out!

When: July 10-12
Where: alley entrance at 1111 Commercial Dr (behind and beside Sweet Cherubim)
Cost: Free

Head to Vancouver Island

If you need a weekend getaway, consider heading over to Vancouver Island. And if you need help figuring out what to do, we’ve got you covered. But be prepared to get out into the great outdoors.

When: Whenever
Where: Vancouver Island
Cost: Varies

Okay folks that’s what we have for you to do in Vancouver this weekend. Whether you’re outdoors, trying something new, or shopping, it looks like it’ll be a pretty sweet weekend. We’ll catch you guys next week!