Things to Do When it Rains in Vancouver This Winter

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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.


Similar Scarf // Heart Pom Sweater // Leggings // Pom Beanie (comes in 7 colors!)

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:

  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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!
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  9. 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

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24 Comments

  1. Liz January 18, 2019 / 9:22 am

    Omg you look so cute! Yes to ice skating and yoga! I need to finally go up to Vancouver so I can visit all these places 🙂

    • Lee January 18, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Yassss come visit meeeeee!!!

  2. Johanna L January 18, 2019 / 10:41 am

    I love the red details, they totally make the look! 🙂

    • Lee January 18, 2019 / 11:19 am

      Thanks Johanna!!

  3. lyddiegal January 18, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Finding things to do in crummy winter weather is so important, otherwise I’d probably never want to leave my couch! The skating rink sounds so fun!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • Lee January 18, 2019 / 11:20 am

      Haha same here girl!

  4. Louella Reese January 18, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    These photos are previous gal! Love your look! Great idea to go ice skating too.

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    • Lee January 18, 2019 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks girl!

  5. Kim January 18, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    I love this outfit… that sweater is so cute! These are also all such great indoor ideas. I haven’t gone ice skating in so long!

    xoxo,
    Kim

    • Lee January 18, 2019 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks Kim!!

  6. Kelsey January 20, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    These sounds like such fun rainy day activities! Love your scarf!

    • Lee January 20, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks Kelsey!!

  7. Stephanie January 20, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    Aaaand now I want to visit Vancouver, just to enjoy it in the winter 😉 These ideas sound like so much fun!

    • Lee January 20, 2019 / 10:58 pm

      Haha yasss, come visit!!

    • Lee January 21, 2019 / 9:07 am

      Come visit! It’s so much fun (despite the rain!)

  8. Rachel January 21, 2019 / 10:45 am

    Science world sounds like so much fun! I always love a good museum, especially when it’s cold out!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    • Lee January 21, 2019 / 11:49 am

      It’s so cool! I love that they change their exhibits all the time and focus on having stuff just for kids and just for adults.

  9. Avani January 23, 2019 / 8:17 am

    Looks like a fun time.. Love your plaid scarf BTW. Looks so cozy

    • Lee January 23, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks so much! Hope you’re having a great week!

  10. Jamaria Johnson January 23, 2019 / 8:53 am

    First I love your scarf! Second, I gotta make it here because you have persuaded me! Thanks for sharing! Xo

    • Lee January 23, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks girl, it’s probably my favorite winter accessory! And haha yasss come visit!

  11. Em January 24, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    so many great options! I feel like it’s been so rainy this winter

    • Lee January 26, 2019 / 12:17 pm

      Right??! Ugh!! I’m over the rain, but at least love having a list of good things to do to fall back on.

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