We work all week for this and now it's finally here. We're bringing you all the most fun and amazing things to do in Vancouver this weekend if you're in need of some fresh ideas. From newly reopened favourite spots to the best place to catch a summer's sunset — you'll want to save this list on your phone heading into Friday.
Vancouver's the best place to be in Canada during the summer, hands-down. No one's got what we got. If you love being outdoors, then there's way more to explore in and around the city than just the hiking trails.
Whether you're looking for a fresh dinner date idea or you simply want to get off the couch this weekend, you're going to find the perfect adventure for you on this list.
After all, August is here to stay for just a few more weeks before we all get in the "Back To School" mindset and start sipping those pumpkin spice lattes we love so much.
And if you are an epic local adventurer and have done everything on this list already, might we suggest that you hit up a patio? The city has never had so many before since they're popping up all over the place in 2020.
Lose Yourself In Neon
Address: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver BC
Why You Need To Go: MOV is reopened and you can pre-book your tickets online to spend an afternoon wandering their unique Neon Museum that throws it it all the way back.
Bonjour Vietnam Bistro
Address: 3944 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Fill up on fresh and herbaceous Vietnamese food at this newish restaurant covered in flowers that's almost too cute.
Catch An IMAX Movie At Science World
Address: 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Science World has reopened at last and you can catch movies like Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and Superpower Dogs in the domed IMAX theatre.
Go On A Road Trip To Flowers
When: Now until September 1 from 4 p.m. until dusk
Address: 4215 Wilson Road, Chilliwack, BC
Why You Need To Go: Fill up the tank and head on a quick road trip just outside the city. There's a dreamy flower festival happening right now you won't want to miss.
Catch A Sunset At Locarno Beach
Address: Locarno Beach, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: You know Spanish and Jericho and Third and Sunset and English Bay...but have you been to Locarno? This beach doesn't have the weekend crowds you'll find at others but offers the best sunset views.
Find The Perfect Picnic Spot
Why You Need To Go: Whether you pack it yourself or take it to go, find a corner of the city this weekend and picnic in style. After all, 2020 is the summer of picnics.
Treat Yourself To Bubble Tea
Why You Need To Go: It's hot in the summer, so cool down with your favourite flavour of bubble tea. We're spoiled for choice in the city and beyond, so take advantage of all the boba we have to offer.
Catch A Dreamy Pop-Up Before It's Gone
Price: $37.99 per person
When: Until Monday, August 17
Address: 4731 Garden City Rd., Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Instagram in need of a refresh? This pop-up will be packing it in soon so you won't want to miss the chance to have fun in a wonderland.
Tube The Alouette River
Address: 23700 128 Cres., Maple Ridge, BC
Why You Need To Go: You don't need to go to the island or the Okanagan to find a river float because this one just outside of Vancouver is perfect for cooling off. Just be careful because it can get adventurous! If that's too much, the swimming hole is good enough.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.