Top 10 Activities for a Rainy Day in Vancouver

Vancouverites learn to love the rain considering it keeps our forests lush and grass green all year-round. Visitors needn’t be put off by a grey day as the city offers a number of fun things to do when it rains.

  1. Take a two-hour culinary tour of the Granville Island Public Market with Edible British Columbia and learn about B.C.’s locally-grown ingredients and what to do with them.
  2. Recharge in the tropical heat of the glass-domed Bloedel Floral Conservatoryat Queen Elizabeth Park. Exotic plants, free-flying tropical birds and colourful koi will make you forget all about the grey weather.
  3. Warm your insides with a tongue-tingling jalapeno or chile pepper and chocolate gelato from La Casa Gelato, you’ll have 218 flavours to choose from!
  4. Enjoy the tranquility of weekend afternoon high tea by the fire at Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge in the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa.
  5. Embrace the rain with a guided rainforest walking tour and gourmet picnic lunch in Lighthouse Park with Rockwood Adventures. Discover lichens, mosses and some of the Lower Mainland’s oldest cedar trees.
  6. Warm up with a delicious bowl of hearty soup at Burgoo Bistro. While you’re at it, add a gooey cheese griller and savour the melted mozzarella, gruyere, emmenthal and white cheddar. Yum!
  7. Select some reading material from the 1.2 million books at the coliseum-like Vancouver Public Library.
  8. Roll out your sleeping bag and overnight next to the beluga whale tank at the Vancouver Aquarium.
  9. Explore the incredible Museum of Anthropology exhibits and collections. Arthur Erickson’s spectacular glass and concrete building gives the collection of majestic totem poles freedom to tower.
  10. Catch a matinée. Duck out of the rain and into one of Vancouver’s live theatres. Check Tickets Tonight to see what’s on and to buy half-price, day-of tickets.
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4 Responses to Top 10 Activities for a Rainy Day in Vancouver

  1. JC

    What you really need is some bubbly cheese fondue at Au Petit Chavignol

  2. hanna

    any rainy day halloween activities to recommended? im afraid this halloween will be a wet one :(

  3. One of the most spectacular places on a really rainy day is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. When the rain is heavy the drip tiles create an amazing beaded curtain of rain droplets…truly a photographers dream!! We have complimentary daily tours and hot Chinese Tea as well. Oh and lets not forget the monthly art shows in the Hall of One Hundred Rivers and the one of a kind Eight Treasures Shop…local art, book, tea and silks.
    Open every day except Christmas and New Years Day.

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