Rainy Day Top 10

450 shops at Metropolis at Metrotown

450 shops at Metropolis at Metrotown

So, it’s raining. It happens; it is Vancouver, after all. Just use it as an excuse–if you need one–to see some of the city’s amazing indoor spaces.

Rainy Day Top 10 – 10 Things to Do When It’s Raining

  1. Shop Metropolis at Metrotown. Hop on the SkyTrain and head to biggest indoor mall in B.C. There are 450 shops, plus movie theatres, restaurants, and more.
  2. Bask in the tropics at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory. Situated atop Queen Elizabeth Park on the city’s highest point, the Conservatory is Vancouver’s only “garden under glass”, a hothouse full of tropical plants and birds from around the world.
  3. Have a beer. I mean, it’s raining, right? Chill out with a tall, cold one at one of Vancouver’s local breweries: Yaletown Brewing Co., Granville Island Brewing, or Steamworks.
  4. Visit the Belugas–and 70,000 other creatures–at the Vancouver Aquarium. But beware: I think everyone does this when it rains!
  5. Take the kids to Science World and get blown away by the awesome OMNIMAX Theatre.

    Museum of Anthropology

    Museum of Anthropology

  6. Hit the museums. Have you seen the new MOA yet? UBC’s renowned Museum of Anthropology (MOA) re-opened with a new wing this March.
  7. Catch a half-priced show. You don’t have to plan in advance for the theatre; you can grab last minute tickets at Tickets Tonight for same-day performances.
  8. Gamble. Downtown’s Edgewater Casino has 500 slots and every table game imaginable. It’s like an adult playground, but indoors.
  9. Do the music scene. Find daily concert listings on The Georgia Straight site or use the Vancouver Jazz Society’s online calendar to find daily live jazz around town.
  10. Hit the clubs. Vancouver’s nightlife has something for everyone–check out this Vancouver Nightlife Style Guide–and get out and meet, mingle and dance!

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