If you’re lucky enough to live in Vancouver, you’ll know there is a multitude of different things to do. From the stunning scenery and hiking trails, winter activities, art scene and various unique attractions you won’t be stuck for something to do. If you’re looking for weekend activities in Vancouver, we have you covered! We have put together a list of weekend activities in Vancouver that would make the perfect day out – whatever your interests!
On A Rainy Day
As a Vancouver favorite, there are so many Ramen restaurants to choose from around the city. On a rainy day, it’s the perfect way to warm up with a bowl of miso soup. Check out this list of top Ramen restaurants in Vancouver – the list is endless!
Visit Flyover Canada. The perfect indoor activity Flyover Canada lets you experience Canada’s most spectacular sights without ever leaving Vancouver, with the help of the latest in flight ride technology. Prepare for the virtual effects of wind and sea spray that will really make you feel like you are ‘Flying Over Canada’! This is definitely a great experience whether you live in Vancouver or are just visiting for the weekend.
Neverland Tea Salon describe themselves as ‘not your average tea salon’. And it certainly isn’t!
With it’s whimsy decor, plush surroundings and a decadent variety of teas and snacks, your lunchtime in Vancouver just got a whole lot more interesting! Drop in or make a reservation if you have a party of more than 12 to avoid disappointment.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is always a favorite among visitors to Vancouver. Experience a lovely afternoon of admiring the type of fine art Vancouver has to offer including historic masterworks and contemporary exhibitions.
Have an Adventure
Start off your day with a hearty breakfast from The Edge Social Grille & Lounge to fuel up for your day of adventure.- check out our breakfast menu here.
visit Capilano Suspension Bridge. With a free shuttle bus taking you from downtown Vancouver, it couldn’t be easier to visit this park. This is one of Vancouver’s oldest and most iconic tourist attractions. Along with the bridge, the park has added features such as Cliffwalks and Treetop Adventures. Put this on your to-do list!
Take A Boat Trip. Being on the West Coast and so close to the water, there are lots of boat trips to take in the city. Varying from just 15 minutes up to several hours in length, the choice is yours if you would like a leisurely trip from False Creek to Granville Island with Granville Island Ferry, or visit Victoria for the day. There are lots of options available, why not tale a look at this list of Day Cruises available in and around Vancouver.
Grouse mountain is just a 30 minute drive to downtown Vancouver and is open year round. Offering skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter (among other activities) and plenty to do in the summer also!
If Winter sports aren’t your thing, witness spectacular vies of the city as you take a trip on the skyride, book a breakfast experience to see and learn more about the resident Grizzly bears living on the resort or go iceskating. You won’t be short of activities so give yourself entire day to enjoy and explore!
Grouse mountain is just one of many ski resorts within a very short distance to Vancouver’s downtown.
When The Sun Shines
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Paddle Boarding is a really fun activity if you’re a fan of water. If you are a beginner, you might fall in – a lot! With an abundance of beaches and lakes around Vancouver’s downtown and many more within a short drive away, there are plenty of places to to paddle boarding. Here is a list of just some of them!
Earnest Ice Cream is one of Vancouver’s best loved treats. With a large variety of flavours, including vegan option, Earnest (at various locations around the city) is always a popular option when the sun shines (and even even when it doesn’t). Be prepared for the wait though – there is usually a line up!
Unwind and enjoy the sun setting with a cocktail on our patio – opening very soon! We have a selection of specialty cocktails to choose from. The perfect way to end the perfect day in Vancouver!
If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver this year, make sure to check our website and take a look at our available packages.