Living in Vancouver, we’re used to getting our fair share of rain. While the lack of snow this season has been notable, this mild winter has been wetter than ever. Don’t let it put a damper on your day – Kitsilano is chock-full of fun indoor activities – and they’re not just for kids! Try these sure-fire ways to have fun, stay dry and avoid cabin fever!
1. Films at HR MacMillan Space Centre
While the planetarium star theatre still shows the educational films about the solar system that the centre is known for, they also show a variety of fun Hollywood movies – most recently screening “Star Trek: Into Darkness” on their big screen.
2. Skating at Kits Rink
The Kitsilano ice rink offers all ages family skate sessions, adults only hours and drop in hockey skill building. Getting out on the ice is a great way to get active on a rainy day!
Kitsilano Rink, 2690 Larch St, 604-257-6976, http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/kitsilano-rink.aspx
3. Yoga workshops at Semperviva
Aside from having great daily yoga clases, Semperviva also offers special workshops – some of them at no cost. In February the workshops include a Valentine’s Day Dance Party, a free low back care workshop, and a Pranayama yoga session, among others.
Various locations in Kitsilano, 604.739.2009, http://www.semperviva.com/
4. Live shows at The Arts Club Theatre
No matter what time of year, the Arts Club provides top-notch entertainment across three different stages, all within walking distance from Kits. With great matinee prices as well as partner programs with a number of local restaurants, why not make a day of it?
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage & Revue Stage, 604.687.5315, http://artsclub.com/
5. Book chats and games at Kitsilano Community Centre
The Community Centre offers drop in aerobics classes daily, as well as recreational activities of all sorts, ranging from multicultural celebrations to book discussions and board games.
Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St,604-257-6976, http://kitscc.com/
Do you have other suggestions for how to spend a rainy day in Kits? Let us know in the comments below!
Last modified: January 27, 2015