100 Rainy-Day Activities in Vancouver

Now that we are in September and fall is upon on, it means one thing for Vancouverites: “The rain is coming!” Love it or hate it, you got to accept it. Living in the beautiful city of Vancouver means rejoicing in the rain for up to 6 months as we wait for the Spring and Summer. Instead of staying indoors all the time or complaining about the rain, I wanted to compile a list of rainy-day activities for families living in our wonderful city. Even though you may not enjoy the rain, it’s important to make the best of it!

After crowd-sourcing on Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media here are some suggestions of some awesome activities that parents can take their kids on. Most of these activities are targeted at families with children but still can be enjoyed by married couples, dating couples, friends, and more. I tried to include a diversity of activities to suit different types of families – from intellectual families, to active families, to at-home activities, and indoor activities outside of the home. So, here is the official Daddy Blogger list of 100 Rainy-Day Activities in Vancouver (listed in random order).

Please leave any additional suggestions in the comment section below! 🙂

1) Vancouver Inspiration Pass

2) Science World

3) Vancouver Aquarium

4) The Planetarium

5) Vancouver Art Gallery

6) Museum of Anthropology

7) Lonsdale Quay Market

8) 6 Pack Indoor Beach

9) Extreme Air Indoor Trampoline Park

10) Granville Island Kid’s Market

11) 4 Cats Art Studio

12) Music Lessons

13) Indoor Sports (or outdoor, if you don’t mind getting wet!)

14) Story Time at the Library
15) Board Games at Home

16) Learn to Play an Instrument

17) Listen to an Audio Book

18) Play Card Games

19) Cook Together as a Family

20) Scrapbooking

21) Ride the Skytrain, Seabus, and other Public Transport

22) Volunteering

23) Walk around the Mall

24) Visit your local SPCA

25) Go Bowling

26) Feed the Homeless

27) Indoor Swimming Pool

28) Singing Lessons

29) Take a Long Warm Bath

30) Make a Family Time Capsule

31) Stamp Collecting

32) Arts & Crafts

33) Look at Family Pictures Together

34) Learn how to use Photo Shop

35) Connect with Old Friends on Facebook

36) Start a Blog

37) Research your next Family Vacation

38) Look at all the new 2014 Cars

39) Register at Strong Start

40) Teach ESL to a Foreign Student

41) Air Hockey

42) Ping Pong

43) Badminton

44) A Walk in the Woods

45) Staycation

46) Farmer’s Markets

47) Food Truck Tour

48) Walk around Gastown

49) Do a Scavenger Hunt

50) Enter a Photo Contest

51) Test Drive a new Car

52) Try a new Ethnic Restaurant

53) Paint Together

54) Go to a Costume Party

55) Finish a Jigsaw Puzzle

56) Write a Letter by hand

57) Start a Diary

58) Talk Together as a Family

59) Visit a Pumpkin Patch

60) Chuck-E-Cheese

61) Crash Crawly’s

62) Go Bananas

63) Kokopelli Cafe

64) Little Nest

65) Collage Collage

66) The Great Escape

67) Captain Kid’s Fun Centre

68) Swap Meet

69) Take Dancing Lessons

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70) Go to a Meetup

71) Try to find every $5 Meal in Vancouver

72) Hiking in the Rain

73) Learn to play the Drums

74) Take a Pottery Class

75) Gymnastics

76) Beatty Biodiversity Museum

77) Fishing Trip

78) Learn to Skate

79) Go to a Movie

80) Vancouver Circus School

81) BC Sports Hall of Fame

82) Bloedel Conservatory

83) Canadian Museum of Flight

84) Britannia Mine Museum

85) Harrison Hot Springs

86) Sunshine Coast

87) Whistler

88) Vancouver Island

89) Fort Langley

90) Planet Lazer

91) Go Karts

92) Try Paintballing

93) Fly Zone

94) Vancouver Giants Game

95) Cinemazoo

96) Maplewood Farm

97) Greater Vancouver Zoo

98) Do a CrossFit Class Together

99) Puddle Jumping

100) Singing in the Rain! 🙂



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Please leave us a comment below with some more suggestions for Rainy-Day Activities in Vancouver!