7 things to do in Vancouver this week: August 3 to 9

Aug 3 2020, 6:13 am

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. 

There’s so much to do in Vancouver this week.

Enjoy hitting up an outdoor hike, enjoying an online workout, trying out a new restaurant in the city, or one of these other seven things to do around Vancouver.



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What: Playland is back for summer, with several rides and attractions including The Wooden Roller Coaster, Pirate Ship, Atmosfear, Music Express, Breakdance, and more. In addition to enhanced cleaning measures, visitors are also asked to use hand sanitizer before and after each ride. Masks will also be required while in line for a ride and on the ride, with Playland providing visitors with a complimentary souvenir face mask.
When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm; 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Playland — 2901 E Hastings St Vancouver
Admission: Tickets to playland are $29.50 and parking is $10; children under the age of three enter for free with a paying adult.

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

Host a fancy date night


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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. The nice thing about an in-house date night is that you don’t even have to worry about bringing a coat or getting your outfit wet. If you want some fancy foods without the hassle of cooking, you can even support a local business and order in.

Date: Any day
Time: Any time
Location: Anywhere (indoors or distanced)

Intro to Blender3D


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What: In this three-part introductory series, we will delve into the basics of the professional, open-source 3D modelling software and try 3D modelling some simple shapes. This program is for adults ages 18 and up. Registration is required in advance, and participants must attend all three sessions.
When: Thursdays August 6, 13 and 20
Time: 2:00 to 4:15 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library — 100 – 7700 Minoru Gate
Admission: Free

Science World


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What: Science World is officially opening to the public beginning August 1 with enhanced health and safety protocols.
When: Beginning August 1
Time: Various times
Where: Science World
Admission: Timed visits can be booked online

Designer Fashion Outlets Secret Warehouse Sale


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What: Shop designer wares for up to 80% off this week at the Designer Fashion Outlets Secret Warehouse Sale. Expect brands like Versace, Off White, Jimmy Choo, YSL, and more.
When: August 6 to 9
Time: Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday to Sunday 9 am to 9 pm
Where: 4211 No 3 Rd, Richmond
Admission: Reserve your spot online

YES! Vancouver Book Club


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What: Join other bookworms for an evening of education, connection, and discussion, based around The Measure of My Powers: A memoir of food, misery and Paris by Jackie Kai Ellis. This physically distanced yet socially connected event comes to you in the comfort of your home featuring heartfelt discussions with like-minded womxn. Get your hands on a copy and register for your by-donation ticket online. All proceeds go towards Dress for Success Vancouver.

Date: Reading should commence throughout the month, the meeting is on August 20
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm


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