Things To Do

8 things to do in Vancouver this weekend (July 12-14)

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Hello Vancouver! Welcome to our latest instalment of things to do in the city this weekend! The weekend is filled to the brim with fun activities, so make sure you get out and about and enjoy the summer. We know we sure will.

Here are 8 things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

Enjoy a night of high-class music

By going and seeing the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra play the music from Bugs Bunny. Come on, you didn’t think we were going to recommend actually going to the opera, did you?

When: Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St
Tickets: $35 and up

Go on a bike rave (?)

Well, it’s definitely a niche market, but you do have the option to go on a bike rave this week. Basically, you ride around with a bunch of ‘ultra-fun, open-minded’ people while listening to music. Heck, maybe you just need to switch up your workout routine.

When: Friday, July 12
Where: TBA
Cost: Free!

Enjoy a massive beer garden

Parallel 49 is hosting a few beer gardens this summer, with live music and a taco truck. Although, we’re only heading down there to enjoy the sunshine and $5 beers. How can you go wrong with that?

When: Saturday, July 13
Where: 1950 Triumph Street

Watch some Wiener Dog Races

Head on down to the Hastings Race Course for a day of watching hilarious dog races. Races take place in between real horse races, so you get a nice mix of irreverent fun and actual gambling opportunities. It’s a win-win.

When: Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14
Where: Hastings Race Course

Hop on your bike for the Art! Bike! Beer! Crawl Fundraiser & Tour

You get to fundraise. You get to look at art. There will be beer involved, and you’re on a bike. Could you ask for a better way to spend a weekend? We think not. Proceeds go towards the Eastside Culture Crawl Society.

When: Sunday, July 14
Where: Multiple venues

Eat your heart out at Greek Summerfest

A huge event going down on Boundary Road in East Van. Swing by for delicious Greek fare, live music and family-friendly activities. Running for 10 days, this one is easy to stop in at if you want to.

When: On til Sunday, July 14
Where: Boundary Road
Cost: Free!

Learn some new stuff during the Indian Summer Festival

Running at the same time as Greek Summerfest, this 10-day festival focuses on diverse artists and events. Featuring novelists, stand-up comedians, musicians and storytellers, you’ll be hard pressed to not find anything up your alley.

When: On til Sunday, 14
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Cost: Free and ticketed events

Get out into the mountains!

We recently put together a guide for our favourite summer hikes, and we think that you should get out there and experience. From casual walks to gruelling day-long journeys, there are stunning hikes that you can now check out.

When: Whenever!
Where: All around Vancouver

There you have it, folks! Our top picks for things to do this weekend in the city. Now get out there and live it up a little, for your health.

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