22 Unexpectedly Fun Things To Do In Vancouver
When you're bored out of your mind.
Do you ever get in that rut where you feel like you've done just about everything in Vancouver and there is literally nothing else to do? Yeah, me too. But sometimes it's not that there's nothing to do, we've just overlooked a whole bunch of places that could actually be super fun. And okay, sometimes you have done everything... but there's no harm in revisiting the good times you had right?
And I mean at the end of the day, it's not really what you do that makes it fun, it's about the company you're in. So grab your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your best friend, your mom, your brother, your cat, and check out these unexpectedly fun things to do in Vancouver (okay, but maybe don't bring your cat to a dive bar).
Go for brunch and beer flights at 33 Acres.
There's nothing better than food to fuel you up late morning, and booze to juice you up for the rest of the afternoon.
Go on a scenic drive to Porteau Cove for cloudless climes and starry skies.
Go for a little adventure all the way out to Porteau Cove at night and look up at the beautiful skies. It's cuffing season, doesn't hurt to be a little romantic.
Try to track down the Sweet Boy for cream puffs.
Chams, the Sweet Boy, is always running around the city with his cream puff bicycle cart. Track him down and taste the most delicious cream puffs you've ever had.
Check out some cool art installations at the Burrard Arts Foundation.
When you've out done the VAG, it's time to explore some other cool art galleries.
Take revenge on your closest frenemies with a game of archery tag at 6 Pack.
Just because it's cold outside, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beach. You can even play beach volleyball and bubble ball at this indoor beach!
Go for a stroll around Sasamat Lake.
Make a little day trip out to Port Moody and enjoy the beautiful PNW views around you.
Destroy a massive serving of honey toast at Dazzling Cafe with your BFF.
Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. So if finals season is getting to you, you know what to do.
Go for a Jackson Pollock paint session at 4 Cats.
If you've ever wanted to paint, but just never had the space or materials to do it, 4 Cats has got you. Book an art class with your squad and get creative.
Get lit on boozy Thai buckets at Gringo.
Full Moon Party memories in a bucket. If you're going on a night out around Gastown, make sure you stop by Gringo first to pre.
Explore the city with this.
If you don't already know your city inside out, you gon' learn today. Try to find all these places in Vancouver without the help of a geotag... and trust us, they're all super Instaworthy.
Get drunk and play board games at 131 Water.
Board games are always more fun when there's drinking involved.
Find some cute new clothes at The Rag Machine.
Love thrifting? The Rag Machine sells a pound of clothing for only $5! Get it.
Go for dranks and sing some really bad karaoke at Fantacity.
I mean, unless you're a good singer... but then again, a few shots and we're all good singers amiright?
Spend an afternoon reading books and poetry at The Paper Hound.
If you're anything like me, you love scrummaging through old novels and poetry, and buying old books because you're a hoarder. Embrace your inner book nerd and check out The Paper Hound.
Steveston Landing at Fisherman's Wharf is super cute any time of year. Admittedly, it's a bit cold around November, but it doesn't detract from the cuteness.
Chow down on hot dogs on crack at What's Up? Hot Dog!
Mac n' cheese hot dogs and deep fried pop tarts? I'm in.
Eat some super cheesy Korean hot stone pots at Tabom.
They had me at cheese. Bring your whole squad and get ready to feast over Korean stir-fry dipped in molten hot melted cheese.
Go for a romantic stroll at Iona Beach with bae, your BFF, or... even by yourself.
Sometimes you just need to slow down, take a break from life, and walk down a beach where the oceans go farther than your eyes can see.
Unleash your crazy inner cat lady and play with kittens at Catfé.
If you don't have your own cat, play with someone else's at Catfé. Ahh, coffee and cats - no better combo.
Try to conquer this monster caesar at Score on Davie.
A caesar topped with onion rings, pork slider, burger with caramelized onions, hot dog topped with mac n' cheese, spicy wings and a brownie. Not sure how you're going to be able to walk after this, but I'm sure it'll be worth it.
Become an overnight Iron Chef with a cooking class at The Dirty Apron.
A huge part of adulting is knowing how to cook. If you don't know how, it's about time honey.
Enjoy dinner in the dark at Dark Table.
Allow your tasting senses to be heightened at this dinner in the dark experience where you dine with your taste buds and not your eyes.