Winter weekends are not the most fun in Vancouver due to the rain and cold weather, but that shouldn’t keep you from having a good time and making the best out of your stay here!
Let me help you find things to do on this weekend.
First I’d like to invite you to come with INTERNeX and experience the STRIDE Burnaby Arts Festival! Explore Burnaby Heights with performances, community art displays, artist talks, and more. We’ll be walking around the neighbourhood, find cool art exhibitions, and end up at the Celtic Kitchen Party which offers lively tunes, soulful songs and compelling stories, inviting to dance with your friends. And how convenient is it that there’s a really famous pasta restaurant right in this area? 😉 For anyone who burns too many calories dancing there’s a chance to check out the restaurant after the event, how does that sound to you? The restaurant is known for its great food and big portions, I dare you to finish it all at once!
Feel like shopping? I have a great idea for you – the Valentine’s Arts Market which takes place on Sunday from 1pm till 5pm at 1448 & 1450 West Broadway. I know it’s called Valentine’s Market, but who says you need a Valentine to go? Why don’t you treat yourself this year with a nice present? The market offers beautiful locally made craft items and art reaching from candles, to chocolates, textiles and more. There’ll be great promotions and treats for you to enjoy and I’m sure you’ll find something quite unique there whether it’s for yourself, or someone special in your life. 🙂
Who of you is a chocolate lover? If you, like me, can’t get enough of the sweet delight then I’ve got the perfect weekend activity for you: The 13th Annual Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. It’ll end on Valentines day so this will be your last chance to go around some cafes and try out their specialty hot chocolates (they are usually created especially for this festival and only available during that time). You can find 140 creations at 95 different locations and the great thing is you can explore a new neighbourhood while supporting local businesses and staying warm with a hot cocoa on a grey winter day. I recommend going rather early since the chocolates are pretty popular and sometimes sell out at some cafes! Also be aware that the price for a special hot chocolate might be similar to a price for a cocktail here, but trust me, it’s worth it. 😉
Here’s a link for you to see participating businesses: https://hotchocolatefest.com/virtual-map
I can’t wait to see you Friday, or hear about your weekend at our next pub night!