Congrats on making it through another week, Vancouver. To celebrate, we are back with all your must-do weekend activities. From concerts to festive winter events, Vancouver has it going on this weekend. Here are 6 things to do in Vancouver this weekend. You’re welcome.
It may not seem like it because the snow hasn’t yet fallen, but winter is upon us and so are those epic winter activities that our province is known for.
Vancouver is known for being a winter wonderland this time of year. From light shows to full-blown holiday villages, everything kicks off this weekend.
But don’t worry, if you’re a Scrooge not into the holidays, there are still tons of events going on that have nothing to do with Santa.
In order to make sure you make the most of your weekend, we found some of the very best events in the city for you to hit up during your time off.
Whether you are looking for something to fill a Sunday afternoon or to hit the town and party, these events have you covered.
Aurora Winter Festival
When: Multiple dates
Address: Hastings Park, 2901 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This is kick-off weekend for the highly anticipated Aurora Winter Festival. PNE is going to be turning into a magical winter wonderland full of rides, food, games, ice skating, and tube parks. Need we say more?
When: Friday, November 22, 2019 - Saturday, November 23, 2019
Address: PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: The 24th annual Hopscotch Festival is back. This year, there will be over 350 different types of scotch, whiskey, tequila, rum, gin, cider, and beer to try. There will be live music throughout the night and trust us, once you start drinking your dance moves will come out.
The Black Keys
When: Saturday, November 24, 2019
Address: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: Tickets for the Black Keys are still available. Best known for their song "Gold on the Ceiling", this band has tons of amazing hits. See them live this weekend and get your groove on.
When: Multiple dates
Address: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This is opening weekend for one of the coolest light displays in B.C. You and some friends can walk along with the light-covered suspension bridges as you take in the views over 110 feet above the forest floor. Hope you aren’t afraid of heights.
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
When: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Address: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: Vancouver is known for having some amazing fashion. This weekend, you can watch Indigenous designers show off their unique handmade pieces on the runway. If you need some fashion inspiration, then this is it.
The Morning After Hip-hop Brunch
When: Sunday, November 24
Address: La Pentola, 350 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This hip-hop brunch is everything you need to cure your inevitable weekend hangover. There will be mimosas, 50/50 draws, amazing throwback tunes, and all the brunch you can eat.
The weekend is so close, we can taste it! Be sure to make the most of your time off with these events.