It’s an exciting time in some ways, as things begin to re-open and events and such have figured out safe ways to continue.
As a result, there is no shortage of items to keep yourself, your friends, and your family entertained.
Here is our round up of fun events and activities happening in and around Metro Vancouver this weekend.
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Get Spell Bound At Wings and Wizards
Started this week, Wings and Wizards is being held at BC Place Stadium and entertaining to any wizardry and Harry Potter fans. With over 7,000-sq-ft of event space, using cutting-edge interactive technologies and motion tracking devices. It is said to create a fun and immersive environment for the whole family. If you are undecided, take a sneak peak.
Hit up a Food Truck Fest
The area near the intersection of Broadway and Granville Street is hosting a regular weekend pop-up food-truck festival called “Thank Granville It’s Food trucks” (TGIF). With about 20 different food trucks with varying weekly schedules, the event offers something new each weekend. The festival will take place every Friday and Saturday for the whole summer.
Drink Afternoon Tea in the Window
Tea lovers can try to book a table in the window display of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Notch 8 restaurant to enjoy high tea. This allows customers to have their tea right on the window facing W. Georgia street as passerby walks on the street. The event tends to sell out fast but it’s worth a shot.
Discover A Hidden Cocktail Bar
Go on a mini adventure to find one of Vancouver’s newest cocktail bar which resides in a hidden location. Chupito is a fun Mexican-inspired bar serving up various drinks and good eats which is definitely worth checking out.
Take To The Sky
The Sea To Sky Gondola is officially this weekend on June 11. The scenic attraction, located 45 minutes from Vancouver, in Squamish B.C. has been closed for 8 months straight. They are now reopening for the summer and all guest services will be open to welcome the public.
Sips & Selfies At a New Coffee Shop
Nemesis Coffee has opened up its all-new location and the new building is absolutely stunning. It is located within the massive flower-shaped 20,000 square-foot plaza next to the entrance of Emily Carr University of Art & Design. It’s definitely a place that will draw attention and require some good photos to be taken.
Check Out The New Mall In Burnaby
If staying inside and malls are your thing, then head over to the Amazing Brentwood Mall. New businesses are opening up every week, and their newly opened Tables food court is a whole vibe. It is a super trendy 780-seat dining area that doesn’t look quite like your typical food court. There is a modern-day edge, a lot of light, and floor-to-ceiling windows, giving this space a lot of natural beauty.
Go For A Naked Bike Ride
If you dare to go bare the annual World Naked Bike Ride is happening this weekend. Riders are welcome to meet at Sunset Beach (near the corner of Beach Avenue and Bute Street) at 12pm. As always, participation for the ride and activities during the day are free.
Celebrate Playland’s Opening Weekend
Starting June 11, Playland is officially reopening to the public. The amusement park will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm throughout June. The operating dates, however, will expand to more days and nights later in the summer. It’s encourage to get tickets online to ensure social distancing is possible.
Drink and Play Retro Video Games
Kick it a bit ol’school this weekend by enjoying some nostalgic gaming with friends. Glitch Vancouver is a bar in Kitsilano that is dedicated to bringing back all things retro. They have a variety of games and consoles that cater to those popularly played in the 80s and 90s.
Discover Vancouver on a Walking Tour
Walking tours are back as of June 1st. Forbidden Vancouver walking tours offers a variety of tours all with their own unique angle and stories. This includes: The Lost Souls of Gastown, The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park, The Really Gay History, The Forbidden Vancouver, and more. Prices start from $29 / person and takes place throughout the week at various times.
With these ideas in hand, what do you think you will do this Vancouver weekend? As always, if you have a picture of these places you want to share, tag us on Instagram with #604Now.
For more places to explore in beautiful BC, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.