Vancouver is slowly starting to open back up as quarantine restrictions lift. And as summer officially kicks off Saturday, now is the time to embrace all your city has to offer – but with caution, of course.
So that means while you should go out and enjoy what’s open, be sure to do so with face coverings and social distancing.
With that in mind, here’s 11 things you can do in Metro Vancouver this weekend:
After two protests against racial injustice in Vancouver, organizers are hosting a Freedom From Hate march. Happening on what is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, the march is set to kick off at 4 pm.
When: Friday, June 19, 2020
Where: Jack Poole Plaza
North Vancouver’s most popular attraction is reopening to the public this weekend. Starting Friday, people will be able to return and explore from 9 am-6 pm.
When: Reopening Friday, June 19, 2020
Where: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver
Although most travelling is still off the table, you can enjoy views of Canada through this flight simulator experience. Flyover Canada is opening back up to the public, Thursday.
When: Reopening Thursday, June 18, 2020
Where: 201-999 Canada Place
After months of being closed, the White Rock pier has reopened to the public, along with the Promenade, so you can enjoy waterfront views once again.
When: Reopened Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Where: 15322 White Rock Promenade
The PNE is hosting its second drive-through event and this round is coming just in time for Father’s Day. This weekend, you can head to Pacific Coliseum for food vendors, including stands from the Fair Ribfest, and a car show. That will include dozens of classic, vintage, muscle and hot rods.
When: Thursday, June 18-21, 2020
Where: Enter off Renfrew Street, North of the Pacific Coliseum
The 2020 Abbotsford Agrifair isn’t happening as planned this year, but they’re still offering mini donuts with a drive-thru. So, head down to Exhibition Park from 11 am-7 pm this weekend.
When: Friday, June 19-21, 2020
Where: 32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford
As businesses across the city begin to reopen, one Vancouver nightclub will be welcoming people back this Saturday. Studio Lounge and Nightclub is offering table and limited bar service, but is keeping the dance floor closed for now.
When: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Where: 919 Granville Street, Vancouver
VanDusen Botanical Garden reopened to the public last month, but with several safety measures in place. The Vancouver gardens is only allowing 30 people in at a time, with several pathways limited to one-way only.
When: Book times alone
Where: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver
The annual Car-Free event is happening a little differently this year, as people will be celebrating online this weekend. Just log on through the website from 12-7 pm, Sunday.
When: Sunday, June 21, 2020
The Vancouver Canucks haven’t played a game at Rogers Arena since March, but they’re welcoming fans back in a new way. The Canucks are turning the arena into a drive-thru food stop, where people can order meals for pick-up from local restaurants. You can access the drive-thru from Expo Boulevard between Wednesday and Sunday.
When: Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
If you’re looking for some adventure, Whistler Bungee is offering 50% of bungee jumps, but only until Friday. Head up if you’re in need of an adrenaline rush!
When: Friday, June 19, 2020
Where: Book online
Sockeye Salmon BBQ
Vancouver’s Salmon n’ Bannock restaurant is celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day with a festive Sockeye Salmon BBQ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on Sunday – there will also be a drum circle performance on-site at the restaurant. With social distancing in mind, all BBQ dishes will be available for take-away however guests can stay to enjoy Sunday’s performance. The price is $20 per plate if you pay in advance or $22.50 per plate the day of the event. Each plate includes:
- Wild sockeye salmon
- Signature bannock
- Maple coleslaw
- Corn on the cob
- Baked potato
For other virtual things to check out in Vancouver, head to our Events section.
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