Rainy Days in Vancouver | Canada

Easy …just be like a local and pretend it’s just another liquid sunshine day. In a city that is often called Raincouver there is plenty to do in days like this.

 

Queen Elizabeth Park’s Bloedel Conservatory

Under the glass triodetic dome, this perfect antidote to a rainy day – a warm mini-paradise of palm trees, fragrant flowers and clusters of ripening bananas. It’s also home to a cawing coterie of parrots and busy canaries engaged in rowdy birdseed-hoarding battles.

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 University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology

Alternatively, the Great Hall of the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology is ideal for watching raging storms pelt the floor-to-ceiling windows. Home to many breathtaking First Nations’ artifacts.

 

 Granville Island Public Market

The island’s best storm-weathering hangout is Granville Island Public Market. Snag a window table and watch the rain-soaked gulls on the False Creek shoreline while staying warm with a cup of ginger rooibos from the market’s Granville Island Tea Company

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Science World

Escape the rain by spending the afternoon at Science World. We took Noah here and we fell in love. This hands-on museum where kids and grown-ups learn about outer space, dinosaurs, health science and more.

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Vancouver Aquarium

Roll out your sleeping bag and spend the night at the Vancouver Aquarium. This is a unique sleepover that will give you  an up-close look at marine creatures and their underwater environment — all while staying dry.

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Vancouver Public Library’s central branch

Get lost in the literary world at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch. This nine-storey, Coliseum-like structure holds more than 1.3 million books, periodicals and reference materials, free for the browsing.

 

 Regional Assembly of Text

A hip stationary store lined with must-have journals, quirky Vancouver postcards and an under-the-stairs reading room crammed with handmade chapbooks – hosts its regular social night.

From 7 p.m., this free-entry Letter Writing Club offers all-comers the chance to hammer away on vintage typewriters, crafting missives to loved ones as the rain whips the windows outside. The perfect way to spend a wet evening indoors, find a chair, compose your thoughts and thump out your letter:

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