The sun is shining in Vancouver, and though many of us seem to be in denial, checking the weather forecast to prove otherwise, it looks like it’s going to stay this way.
Time to start planning accordingly.
If you’ve become so accustomed to gloomy Raincouver that you’ve forgotten how to leave Netflix at home and appreciate the good fortune, we have a few noteworthy suggestions that will make your withdrawals a little less difficult.
1. Juno Kim’s pop-up dinner at 33 Acres
Every Monday the microbrewery becomes Juno Kim’s test kitchen — making Monday nights something to look forward to.
2. Vancouver Brewery Tour
Vancouver Brewery Tours is the only company that exclusively explores craft breweries and offers a fun and educational way to inspire beer drinkers to drink locally and connect with their neighbourhood breweries.
Situated among the picturesque wilderness and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver has unparalleled access to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in Canada. For a real workout, try the iconic Grouse Grind and reward yourself with a pitcher of beer at the Observatory and relax on the gondola ride down.
4. Outdoor Yoga classes
YYoga and Semperviva Yoga host separate classes along Kits Beach on Sunday afternoons along the water. Not only is it the perfect setting to get a relaxing sweat in, you’ll also be starting off with clear headspace and maybe even a lot more calm.
5. Hop On Your Bike
Spring and summer are perfect to become reacquainted with the city. And while it’s easy to do so from the inside of your car looking out, there are a lot of areas that you can’t explore on four wheels. Change up your routine, hop on a bike, and pedal your way in and around the city. Whether it be around Coal Harbour to Stanley Park or through Spanish Banks along the Seawall to Olympic Village, your oxytocin levels will thank you.
6. Richmond Night Market
Calling all foodies: the outdoor International Richmond Night Market has become an annual tradition that has built a standing for its diverse culinary experience. If you’re an adventurous eater or simply enjoy eating, period, this is the place to be.
7. Music Festivals
BC’s gorgeous summer climate and vast open space gives the city a distinct advantage for throwing outdoor music festivals. We suggest checking out the Vancouver Folk Festival in laidback Kitsilano or, for a more action-packed event, check out the Pemberton Music Festival.
8. Visit A Patio
Now that the sun is finally out on a fairly regular basis, skipping over to a patio is a real option. Check out one of the 12 patios we’ve been looking forward to and see for yourself what the hype is about.