I wore this fun outfit to go skating at Robson Square rink last weekend. While sharing the outfit in my instastories; I asked my followers whether they’d be interested in seeing not just this outfit but a post on things to do when it rains in Vancouver this winter. The answer was over 90% yes!
So today, let’s chat about this cozy winter outfit that I’m obsessed with and my list of things to do when it rains in Vancouver this winter.
I’ve worn this outfit a ton this winter for outdoor winter outings. The heart pom sweater is adorable (and under $30) and it’s so easy to style with any combination of toque/beanie and scarf. My pom beanie comes in 7 colors; I also have the dark green. I like it because the faux fur pom contrasts the knit color (I’ve seen so many beanies with matching color knit and faux fur pom, but I prefer this contrasting look).
My exact scarf is sold out, but I’ve linked up a similar red plaid one if you are interested. Final part of the outfit I have to mention – my leggings! These are the Zella leggings, and they are by far the best leggings I’ve found in terms of comfort and staying in place/being slimming. These are a major win, and worth every penny.
Alright, let’s chat Raincouver, shall we? You know I love this city. Love, love, love. But believe me when I say that by day 40 of straight rain during the winter love is certainly not the word I would use to describe my feelings towards this damn rain forest climate.
Luckily, there are a few great things to do when it rains in Vancouver this winter. These are fun activities, even in the rain, so let’s get to it:
Things To Do When It Rains in Vancouver:
- Go Skating at Robson Square Rink (800 Robson Street)
Open until February 28, 2019 Robson Square skating rink is a Vancouver staple, and a must-do activity even in the rain. The rink has the benefit of being outdoors, but with a rough cover you can skate and stay out of the rain. For more info on hours, etc: Robson Square Rink.
- Visit the Riley Park Winter Farmer’s Market (4601 Ontario Street)
Farmer’s Markets are often thought of as a summer activity, but there is a fantastic winter farmer’s market with 70+ local vendors selling their winter produce and homemade goods. For more info: Vancouver Farmer’s Market.
- Eat Some Delicious Food with Dine Out Vancouver, 2019
Dine Out Vancouver – an event done in many cities now where many incredible restuarants offer multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 – is on in Vancouver from now until February 3, 2019. More info at Dine Out Vancouver.
- Wander the Granville Island Public Market (Granville Island)
With a significant portion of the market being indoors, this is a great thing to do on a rainy day. Pick up some snacks, explore, and settle down for a drink or bite to eat after looking out over the water. For more info see: The Granville Island Public Market website.
- Visit Science World (1455 Quebec Street)
Science World … or the science bubble as I incorrectly called it for the first three years I lived here … isn’t just for kids. They’ve got adult exhibits like “The Science of Cocktails” as well as, my favorite, “Science World After Dark” – which is every other Thursday night from 6:30 – 10:30. You can explore cool science exhibits while having a drink or two. Info on the Science World website.
- Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street)
The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the cities most recognizable (and beautiful) buildings. On a rainy day, head in and check out what’s new! Times, prices, etc., on the Vancouver Art Gallery website.
- Lounge in a Cute Cafe
One of the few perks of living in a city that rains 5 months of the year is the sheer volume of cute and cozy cafes that pop up because of it. On a rainy day head to any local cafe and just enjoy. Stay tuned for a post on my favorite cafes in Vancouver! For now, I’ll just say two of my favorites are Olive & Ruby and Faubourg.
- Take a Yoga Class (Unit 200, 1333 Johnston Street)
Nothing says Vancouver quite like a yoga class on a rainy day lol. If you are visiting Vancouver, I’d highly recommend taking a class at Semperviva on Granville Island since in addition to a good yoga class you’ll be having your class in a studio overlooking the Ocean. It’s so pretty to look out at this view in the rain. The ultimate Vancouver experience!
- Visit MacLeod’s Bookstore (455 West Pender Street)
MacLeod’s is a definitely an experience. There are more books in this tiny space that seems physically possible, but they make it work. MacLeod’s is a Vancouver landmark; having been here for over 50 years. It has been called “Canada’s Last Great Bookshop”. They don’t have a website (somehow that makes it even better, right?) so just head there during opening hours- 10 – 6, 7 days a week.
That’s it for now! I hope you found this list of things to do when it rains in Vancouver helpful.
If you’re a Vancouverite; anything I missed that I should add?! Let me know in the comments