British Columbia sees it’s a fair share of the wet weather especially on the North Shore where we are home to beautiful coastal rainforest. Our outdoor activities are open whatever the weather for those adventurers who don’t mind getting wet. However, there are plenty of fun rainy day activities available on Vancouver’s North Shore for those of you who want to stay dry.
1.Warm Up With a Hot Chocolate
Temper Pastry is a mouth-wateringly delicious chocolate and pastry shop in the neighbourhood of Dundarave. The patisserie offers the finest cakes, galettes, tarts, croissants, chocolate truffles, bon bons and, of course, hot chocolate. Their signature hot chocolate makes for a perfect pit stop after wandering Dundarave’s antique stores and boutiques.
2. Get Inspired in An Art Gallery
The North Shore has a vibrant arts community and many varied art galleries that display anything from modern photographic art, to First Nations Art and jewelry in spaces big and small. Try our newest art gallery The Polygon for modern media exhibits or Ferry Building Gallery for a taste of local art.
3. Take a Class
Want to keep active out of the rain? You’re in luck! Vancouver’s North Shore has a number of unique exercise classes to keep your indoor workout fun! Try Method Indoor Cycling for an intense hour ride to keep you on your toes, Modo Yoga for meditation and yoga classes (check out their Live Music Yoga to experience some local musicians while you downward dog), or the high energy Barre Fitness that combines strength training with postures from ballet.
4. A Taste of the North Shore
Duck out of the rain and into the Lonsdale Quay Market for a taste of 80 fresh food vendors, independent boutiques, artisans, and restaurants. The market is covered giving you the chance to dry off and fuel up.
5. Get Above the Clouds
Head above the clouds by checking out the mountaintop activities on one of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains: Cypress Mountain, Mount Seymour, and Grouse Mountain. Check their websites to see what the weather is like at the top before starting your journey.
6. Hit the Shops
Go to Park Royal in West Vancouver to shop ‘til you drop. Park Royal offers over 200 stores, restaurants and services in both indoor and outdoor settings. You also get four hours of free parking so you can be outside as much, or as little, as you like!
7. It’s Raining, We’re Pouring
Vancouver’s North Shore is incredibly fortunate to have seven great craft breweries. For some of our newest additions you might want to check out Streetcar Brewing in the centre of Lower Lonsdale, House of Funk who specialise in sours (and roast coffee onsite for non-drinkers), and Wildeye Brewing who have a delicious food menu if you are feeling peckish!