9 things to do in Vancouver this week: August 17 to 23

Aug 16 2020, 11:08 pm

Explore Metro Vancouver with Lyft this summer. Don’t forget your mask! Lyft has implemented a Health Safety Program, which requires every rider and driver to self-certify they will wear face coverings throughout the ride and are symptom-free, among other requirements.

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events or leisure activities outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

After a weekend of gorgeous weather, it’s time to cool off that sunburn.

We’ve compiled a list of nine things for you to this week, August 17 to 23, none of which require slathering on sunscreen.

Binge watch some shows


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What: There’s nothing but time these days, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on your must-watch list. We’ve put together a list of shows to binge-watch on Netflix if you need some inspiration.
When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Your phone, tablet, computer, or television
Cost: $10 to $12 or a free trial

Enjoy the Vancouver Mural Festival


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What: This year, mural lovers can expect artwork in more neighbourhoods than ever. From August 18 to September 7, artists will paint and unveil over 60 murals in nine different neighbourhoods. In addition to stunning artwork, VMF, alongside Granville Island Brewing, has announced the Pop-Up Patio series — three weeks of live, nightly performances at an outdoor, cabaret-style venue. Learn more about the mural festival here.

When: August 18 to September 7
Time: Various times
Where: Mural locations vary; performances take place at 123 E 6th Avenue in Mount Pleasant
Cost: $24.90; Tickets for performances can be found on Eventbrite

Taste of the PNE


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What: Gather your social circle for a fun ride through Hastings Park, experiencing your Fair favourites from the comfort of your vehicle. The event includes the President’s Choice SuperDogs Tail-Gate Party, farm animals like pigs, cows, and goats, and a reverse parade where you’re part of the show.

When: August 22 to 30
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: PNE — Hastings Park
Cost: $25; tickets are available online

Spend a day on Grouse Mountain


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What: We’ve put together a list of activities for every kind of visitor, from family-friendly activities to thrill-seeking summer adventures. Here’s your itinerary to take you from your morning Skyride tram journey to sunset drinks overlooking the city.

When: Any day
Time: Times can be booked online
Where: Grouse Mountain
Cost: Costs vary by activity

Pretty Lucid Place


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What: This isn’t your ordinary pop-up; it has been designed to allow your imagination to run wild in a dream-like world. Think of it as a ridiculously fun escape from reality that transports you into a land of interactive creativity. At the pop-up, you can get a sense of what it feels like to be in a lucid dream that also happens to be exceptionally Instagrammable.
When: Through August 24
Time: Various times
Where: 4731 Garden City Road, Richmond
Admission: $24.99 to $37.99 — Available online

Staycation in North Van


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What: Vancouver’s North Shore is inviting visitors to return and enjoy everything the picturesque destination has to offer. To inspire summer travel, locals and BC visitors can now get a free adventure experience when they book a stay at a participating hotel on the North Shore. Learn about North Van’s free summer activities here.

When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Participating locations in North Van
Cost: Costs vary by hotel

Virtual Market — Foodie Edition


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What: The first-ever Got Craft? Virtual Market will focus on small-batch, locally made food and drink by some of your favourite makers. Shop from a curated selection of sauces and dips, beverages, dumplings, snacks, items for the pantry, chocolates and sweets, jams and marmalades, zero waste items, home goods, and more from over 20 makers.

When: August 20 to August 23
Time: 12 am to 11:59 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Enjoy a date night at a Vancouver restaurant 


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What: When’s the last time you wore a nice suit? When’s the last time you put on a red lipstick? If your answer is anytime longer than three weeks ago, it may be time for a date night. If you want some fancy foods without the hassle of cooking, you can even support a local business. Here are some restaurants to enjoy.

When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Anywhere (indoors or distanced)

The Vegan Farmers Market 

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What: Head to the Vegan Farmers Market at Concord Community Park.
It will quickly become your one-stop-shop for all things deliciously vegan.

When: August 29
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Concord Community Park — 50 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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