Like magic, summer has almost disappeared. Don't spend the final weekends of it on the couch when there's so much to do outside. We've rounded up all the things to do in Vancouver this weekend where you're most likely to find us kicking back after brunch.
From checking out newish restaurants and filling up on Greek food classics to breaking a sweat and more, there's actually no shortage of stuff going on around the city.
I think there are two kinds of Vancouverites: the ones obsessed with the outdoors and the normal ones.
This list appeases both with ideas you might have thought would not be in the cards for you for summer 2020.
Don't worry, not everything is cancelled.
And while the city is great, there are also tons of places to discover just a short drive away and they're much nicer to see when there's not a constant cloud of rain above.
Have you been to Crescent Beach in Surrey yet this summer? Or had a dip at a swimming hole?
Slap on a hat and some sunscreen. Even those indoor cats among us are going to want to get out this weekend.
When: Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16
Address: Hellenic Community of Vancouver, 4500 Arbutus St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Kits' Greek Food Festival is not cancelled, it's just a bit different. You can preorder tons of authentic eats to take home.
When: From Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 23
Why You Need To Go: Run Lululemon's Seawheeze race or, just shop their trippy, festival-inspired SW20 gear and wear it on the couch.
Eat Fish & Chips On The Beach
Cuisine: Fish & Chips
Address: Hooked Fish Bar, 12157 Beecher St., Surrey, BC
Why You Need To Go: This fish shack at Crescent Beach is the ultimate place to bask in the seaside summer vibes this weekend.
Head To Cultus
Address: 4150 Columbia Valley Hwy., Cultus Lake, BC
Why You Need To Go: Cultus Lake Waterpark is open and if you grew up spending your summers here then you'll want to return for a summer where you can slip, slide, and dip to your heart's content.
Meet Baby Joey At The Aquarium
Address: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Baby Joey was only a few days old when he was rescued and now his home is in Vancouver. You can finally see him and make a day of it at the Aquarium.
Find A Lake Paradise
Address: 24480 Fern Cres., Maple Ridge, BC
Why You Need To Go: Grab a pass for Alouette Lake and drive yourself up there to dip into a perfect summer oasis just an hour from the city.
Drop By Granville Island
Address: Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Imagine a summer's day at Granville Island Public Market without crowds of international tourists. It's great! You can also order market picks from home now and get them delivered.
Watch The Skies For Shooting Stars
Address: The great outdoors
Why You Need To Go: As if you need a reason to stay up late and watch the stars, you can catch some of the Perseid Meteor showers if the skies are clear.
Check Out Cold Tea
Cuisine: Modern Chinese
Address: 1193 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: If it's date night this weekend, you'll want to check out one of the city's newer restaurants and their menu full of dim sum and so much more.
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.