The COVID-19 pandemic has Vancouver and the rest of Canada practicing physical distancing, but you can only “Netflix and quarantine” so much before your internet provider starts to worry. If you live in Vancouver, chances are you live in a small cramped apartment or dark basement suite, so you can quickly go stir crazy. Here is a list of fun physical distancing activities to do will your new downtime.
Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Art Connects”
The Vancouver Art Gallery is closed to the public due to COVID 19. However, they are streaming live and interactive conversations with guests from the local and international art community on Zoom every Tuesday and Friday. Best of all it is free.
For more information visit: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/exhibitions/art-connects
In-Home Wine Tasting lead by Beyond Bubble Tours
Beyond Bubble Tours normally operates winery van tours across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. However, all of the Fraser Valley wineries tasting rooms have been forced to close due to COVID 19. Beyond Bubble Tours pivoted their business model to offer online tasting notes.
You get the following:
- 6 wines from 6 different wineries
- a tour guide with information about each wine and winery
- tasting mats to set up your own in-home tasting
- a simple wine tasting guide to walk you through your tour
- a $25 gift certificate usable towards our standard or private wine tours! (1 per customer, delivered via email)
Delivery is available from Vancouver east to Agassiz/Chilliwack, including everywhere in between!
To order your wine and book your virtual tasting visit: www.beyondbubbles.ca/
Granville Island Market
There are long lines and crowds at Costco and other grocery stores, but it seems like everyone has forgotten about the Granville Island Public Market. Although Granville Island is not offering live buskers and many of the stores and restaurants are closed, Granville Island is still a great place to buy your groceries and support local farmers, and food producers.
Granville Island Foodie Tours is now offering home delivery across Metro Vancouver.
For more information on Granville Island Market visit: https://granvilleisland.com/public-market
Drive-in Movie Theater
Langley is home to one of Canada’s few remaining Drive-In Movie Theaters and the only theater open during the pandemic. You are able to watch a movie in the comfort and safety of your own car, while physical distancing from the other guests enjoying the movies. They have reduced capacity to ensure great physical distance from other cars and moviegoers.
For more details and showtimes visit: http://twilightdrivein.net/
All of Vancouver’s restaurants are closed. However, many local bars and restaurants are struggling to remain in business by offing take-out and home delivery. Skip Dishes is a great way to break the cycle of your own repetitive recipes while supporting local chefs and restaurants during this trying time. Consider supporting a locally owned and operated restaurant such as Dublin Calling.
If your business, non-profit, or social group is organizing a unique social distancing activities, let us about it at [email protected] and we will feature it.