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Here’s Everything You Can Do in Metro Vancouver This Long Weekend


Photo: GoToVan / Flickr

Vancouver has been seeing some hot summer temperatures lately, so it’s a good time to get out and enjoy it—especially for the long weekend. From swimming to outdoor movies and museums, there’s lots to do in the city.

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So, with a face mask and hand sanitizer, here’s 14 things you can do in Vancouver this long weekend:

Visit Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby’s outdoor museum recently reopened, so you can return to the 1920’s. Burnaby Village Museum’s carousel will remain closed, however, but of course there’s plenty more to do.

  • When: Now open, 11 am-4:30 pm
  • Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

Head To The Pools

With hotter days to come, four of Vancouver’s pools have opened to the public—with safety measures in place. Just remember to book your 90-minute slot ahead of time.

  • When: Book a time online
  • Where: Kitsilano, Maple Grove, Second Beach and New Brighton pools

Twilight Drive-In Theatre

Twilight drive-in
photo: Twilight Drive-in / Facebook

While many events are off-limits this summer, you can still visit Twilight Drive-In Theatre. Located in Langley, you can catch many films this long weekend, including Transformers, Star Wars and Liar Liar.

  • When: Times vary
  • Where: 260th Street & Fraser Highway

Sail The High Seas

If you’re looking for something different to do with the kids this long weekend, check out Pirate Adventures. Here, you can board a pirate ship and set sail near Granville Island, all while enjoying an interactive theatre show.

  • When: Weekends, from 11 am-7:45 pm
  • Where: 1820 Mast Tower Road, Vancouver

Playland Is Here For The Summer

Photo: GoToVan / Flickr

With safety precautions in place, Playland has fully reopened the majority of its rides and attractions for families. There are safety measures in place and patrons will get “fun” masks to wear while they enjoy the rides.

  • When: Friday-Sundays during two time slots. From 10:30 am-2:30 pm or 3:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Where: Hastings Park, 2901 E. Hastings St

Support The Vancouver Aquarium 

After a three-month closure, the Vancouver Aquarium opened back up to the public last month. So, this weekend, you can revisit some of your favourite sea animals from the otters to the jellyfish.

When: Open now

Where: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Explore The Polygon Gallery

The Polygon Gallery is telling the Vancouver Canucks’ history through a photo exhibit, with rare images from the 1950’s and onward. But this is the last weekend to catch it, so go while you can.

When: Now until August 2nd, 2020

Where: The Polygon Gallery – 101 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver

Cross The Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

North Vancouver’s most popular attraction reopened to the public last month. Rain or shine, people can now return and explore from 9 am-6 pm.

When: Now until October 12th

Where: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver


Flyover Canada

Although most travelling is still off the table, you can enjoy views of Canada through this flight simulator experience. You just have to plan your visit to Flyover Canada ahead of time with a booking.

When: Book a time

Where: 201-999 Canada Place

Walk Through The VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden reopened in May, 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 a time

Where: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver

Eat Out At The Brentwood Great Takeout

The Brentwood Great Takeout is happening every Saturday from 11 am-6 pm. Here, you can choose from some of the best food trucks, including REEL Mac and Cheese, Rocky Point Ice Cream, The Truckin’ BBQ, Donairs Irvine and more.

When: Every weekend until September 26th.

Where: 2150 Alpha Avenue

Canucks Drive-Thru

The Vancouver Canucks haven’t played a game at Rogers Arena since March, but they’re welcoming fans back anyway. The Canucks have turned 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

Enjoy The Sun at Cultus Water Park & Adventure Park

Cultus Lake Waterpark
Photo: Destination Cultus

Cultus Lake Waterpark and Adventure Park are both open for the season, but there are safety measures in place. However, there will be streamlined pricing for each park, so you can enjoy your time near the lake this summer.

When: Now until September 7th

Where: 4150 Columbia Valley Hwy, Cultus Lake, BC.

Take a Dip at Big Splash Water Park

This weekend, you can cool off at Big Splash Water Park. The park features seven acres worth of water slides to people of all ages to enjoy.

When: Now until September 7th

Where: 4775 NuLelum Way, Tsawwassen

For other things to check out in Vancouver this weekend, head to our Events section.


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