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Vancouver is Canada’s third most rainy city. The popular tourist destination sees over 161 days of rain a year, leaving many people to wonder, “What exactly is there to do if mother nature decides it’s time for a torrential downpour?” Considering it rains 44% of the year, that is a very fair question.

Below I’ve listed things to do in the rain in Vancouver by category, followed by a few ideas for both tourists and locals alike. No matter what you do, don’t forget to pack an umbrella (and then subsequently leave it somewhere like I do. Every time.)

Things to Do in Vancouver in the Rain

Most Popular things to do in Vancouver in the rain:

Things to do in Vancouver in the rain to learn something new:

Quarry Rock in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver in the Rain for Active Enthusiasts & Sports Lovers:


Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver in the Rain for Foodies:

  • Eat Authentic Chinese Food and Dim Sum in Richmond
  • Take a Cooking Class at Dirty Apron
  • Pick a neighborhood, pop into a few restaurants and ask the staff to recommend their favourite or most popular dish. Share one dish from each spot and continue on. Gastown and Main Street are two incredible foodie areas!

Things to Do in Vancouver in the Rain for Wino’s and Cocktail Connoisseurs:


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Things to Do in Vancouver in the rain for Shopaholics:


Things to do TofinoThings to Do in Vancouver in the Rain with Kids:


Birds and the Beets Coffee Shop in Vancouver


So what do locals do on rainy days? Vancouverite’s are used to the weather, so they put on their Hunter boots, raincoats and grab an umbrella and do pretty much anything. Here are a few things my friends, family and I would do on a rainy Sunday:

Here are a few ways locals spend rainy afternoons in the city:



View of North Vancouver - Things to Do in Vancouver in the Rain

I hope that gave you some ideas for rainy day activities in Vancouver! If you have any questions, as always feel free to reach out!

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