Things To Do

8 socially-distant things to do in Vancouver this week (January 11-15)

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Welcome to the end of the weekend, folks! We hope that you were able to make the most of it, whatever you decided to do. And now, we can turn our attention to the week ahead. Lucky for us, there are more than a few ways to stay entertained around the city.

Here are 8 things to do around Vancouver this week.

Check out a Drive-In Movie

The Twilight Drive-In is still showing movies! Head down every weekend for a great selection of both classic and modern films. For example, they were showing both the original Alien and Arrival as some sort of weird one-two punch of science fiction this past week.

When: Showtimes weekly
Where: 260th Street & Fraser Highway, Langley
Cost: $30 for a car of 2/$70 for a car of 6

Shop at some Farmers’ Markets

Two farmers’ markets around Vancouver will be open throughout the winter. Head to Riley Park or Hastings Park to enjoy some delicious local produce and products. Not only that, but you’ll be supporting local growers and distributors. Better food and a boost for the local economy? Great idea.

When: Markets weekly
Where: Riley Park and Hastings Park

Feel like a kid again at Science World

We’re not going to lie, Science World has had a particularly tough year. So, if you’ve got even the slightest interest in LEGO, go check out their exhibition of the world’s most famous skyscrapers recreated! Plus, this is the last month that the exhibition will be in the city, so it’s your last chance.

When: Open Thursday to Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $27.62, reserve your timeslot online

Try a healthy meal

Swapping Friday-night pizza for salad this month? Hey, we’re in more or less the same boat. So, we rounded up a few of our favourite spots in the city to check out. From seafood to vegan and everything in between, we’re hoping you find a new go-to in your healthy takeout options.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Get a book list going

The Vancouver Public Library recently released its list of the most popular book rentals in Vancouver during 2020. Both fiction and non-fiction are included, so it’s a great way to get a reading list started. Heck, grab yourself a library card and join the fun!

Where: Click the link above for more info

Take a Winter Walk

It’s hard to get excited about the outdoors when it’s pouring rain, but it’s oh-so-rewarding once you’re out there. If you’re probably prepared, that is. Grab a raincoat and some hiking boots, and pretend you’re a traveller exploring the lush wilderness of BC. Wait a second, you don’t have to pretend!

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Go Golfing

Like it or not, but golf is one of the few sports that also doesn’t require close contact with anyone, and still lets you get some exercise outside. While we doubt you can get onto the course for under $15 (if you can, tell us how), it’s super cheap to just go hit a few balls at the driving range. We’re recommending the University Golf Course, which starts at $4 a bucket.

When: Throughout January
Where: 5185 University Blvd
Cost: $4 and up

Exhibition: John Velten | The Gravitation That Forms Us

If you want to buy some books and see some art, John Velten’s exhibit at Massy Books is perfect. You can see First Nation Artist John Velten’s work in the upstairs gallery. His work is all about material and connectivity and we highly recommend checking it out.

When: Until January 18th
Where: 229 E Georgia St
Cost: Free

That’s the list of our favourite things to do in Vancouver this weekend! We hope that you enjoy it, folks!