Vancouver Rainy Day Activities

When it rains in Vancouver, it pours. Especially during the winter months, it is easy to feel depressed and become a hermit with the heavy rainfall we experience. We hope this article can give you some good reason to get out of the house even if it’s raining. Check out the Vancouver rainy day activities we put together for you.

Roedde House Museum

Roedde House Museum is located in the West End. It is a Victorian home built in 1893 for Vancouver’s first bookbinder, Gustav Roedde, and his family. The house has been restored into a museum to reflect the day-to-day life of an immigrant family of the 19th century.

What you can do: Visit the museum, attend a live jazz session, watch a black and white movie, go for an afternoon tea (currently suspended due to COVID).

Address: 11415 Barclay St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6

Hours: Thursday / Friday / Sunday: 1pm- 4pm

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Located near Kitsilano Beach, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is an astronomy museum operating since 1968.

What you can do: Visit the cosmic exhibit, stargaze at the observatory, watch a documentary.

Address: Vanier Park, 1100 Chestnut Street Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9

Hours: Mon / Thurs / Sat / Sun – 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Fri – 6.45 pm to 11:45 pm

Zero Latency VR Games

Founded in Australia, Zero Latency creates safe, free-roam VR gaming experiences for participants.

What you can do: Defend yourself on an abandoned island, in space, or in the future.

Address: #101 – 370 E Broadway (Kingsgate Mall) Vancouver, BC

Hours: Tues / Thurs – 2 pm to 9 pm, Fri / Sat – 2 pm to 12 am, Sun – 12 pm to 9 pm

Clip ‘N Climb

Clip ‘N Climb is a unique indoor climbing experience with a ton of colorful cliff-like structures. There are ropes that you clip into for your safety at the facility.

What you can do: Climb on!

Address: 1751 Savage Rd Suite 120, Richmond, BC V6V 3A9

Hours: Mon / Wed / Thurs – 10 am to 6 pm, Tues / Fri 11 am to 7 pm, Sat / Sun 10 am to 7 pm

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) was founded in 1919. You can visit the VSO to listen to music ranging from classical, jazz, and more. 250,000 people attend the VSO annually.

What you can do: Listen to beautiful music and enjoy your time.

Address: 601 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1L7

Hours: Check concert dates here.

Vancouver Aquarium

You can still be near the water and not get wet when it’s raining! The Vancouver Aquarium recently re-opened after the pandemic and see over 60,000 species of cute animals.

What you can do: Check out the new Marine Mammal Rescue Exhibit!

Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm every day

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

The majestic late 19th-century French Gothic revival church is located in the Downtown area; today, you can visit the historic church or go there for worship services.

What you can do: Admire the stained glass windows and take photos of the pictorial displays.

Address: 646 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A3

Hours: Check mass times and office hours.

Main Street Art Studio

Main Street Art Studio offers art workshops for everyone.

What you can do: Take an art workshop! Make mugs, tiny stone houses, and other decorations for your home.

Address: 3573 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N4

Hours: Monday to Friday, 1 am to 9 pm / Saturday-Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm

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