It's practically winter. Just kidding, but with back to school around the corner and August running out — it may as well be. You're going to need some things to do in Vancouver this weekend if you're going to make the most of the last one this month.

If you ask your average Vancouverite what they do on the weekend, invariably they will say that they like to go to the beach.

If you've been doing that on repeat all summer, then why not check out a fresh beach you haven't seen yet this season? They're literally all around you. 

People in this city are also super into food. We're low-key obsessed and always need to have a new spot on our radar so we can be among the first in the door and then brag about it to our friends on Instagram. You'll find a must-see spot or two on this list that are perfect for claiming those bragging rights.

But is there anything else to do here instead of eating and going to the beach? I mean, what else do you need?

However, there are few summer festivals that you can check out, too. But only if you swear you've already been to every single beach and restaurant first. 

Get Drinks At The 'Ryan Reynolds Bathroom' Bar

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Bar

Address: Glitch Retro Arcade Bar, 2287 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Hit this watering hole for a cheap drink or two. They even have a bathroom covered in photos of the Deadpool actor worthy of a mirror selfie.


See Breathtaking Murals Around The City

Price: Free

When: Now until September 7, daily tours at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Address: Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: The Vancouver Mural Festival is on now and you can register to join a free tour to the most wow-worthy art ever.


Wolf Down A Giant Dog

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Beer & Hotdogs

Address: Superflux, 505 Clark Dr., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Vancouver is full of good breweries, but only this one is serving up these eye-catching loaded hot dogs and they're so good people have been lining up around the block at this new spot.


PNE Drive Thru

Price: $25 per car

When: Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, August 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: Pacific National Exhibition. 2901 E. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Full of dinos, mini-donuts and SuperDogs, you won't want to miss the PNE this year even if it is from the comfort of your own car.


Hit The Beach

Price: Free

Address: Pick a beach! Jericho, Locarno, Kits, English Bay, Sunset...they're all amazing.

Why You Need To Go: Vancouverites are #blessed to be by the ocean and have a front-row seat to spectacular sunsets. Is going to the beach in the summer unique enough for this list? Probably not, but it's honestly what we're doing this weekend anyway.


Say Hi To The Cats At Catoro

Price: $19+

Address: Catoro Cafe, 666 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Catoro reopened recently and there's just a handful of people allowed in at once so that means more cats for you! Plus your bubble tea is included with admission.


Get Unique Eats At Commissary Creations

Price: $5+

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 417 Industrial Ave., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: From sinful vegan cinnamon buns and stuffed cookies to Filipino Mochi Cakes and more, this hidden gem is where you can buy some of the best goodies in the city. 


 

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