Ten Things to do on a Rainy Day in Vancouver
- Have a brolly custom-made at The Umbrella Shop (1106 West Broadway.) Ask Glen Flader for a tour of the workroom and see the Singer sewing machines his grandfather used when he started the business 65 years ago.
- Enter the realm of the unexplored. Take an X-Tour to see where the actual scenes were shot for some of the 118 X-Files episodes filmed in Vancouver.
- Visit the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park. The tropical heat and brilliant colors of the exotic plants are startling when contrasted with the gloomy weather outside the glass dome.
- Do lunch in a temperate rainforest at Lighthouse Park with wilderness guide and Culinary Olympics chef, Manfred Scholermann.
- Warm your insides with a tongue-tingling Jalapeno or Chile pepper-and-chocolate gelato from La Casa Gelato, the only retailer in the world with over 388 gelato flavours to choose from.
- Take a trek to the remote east-end dockside location of The Cannery Restaurant. Two fireplaces, one of the city’s best wine list and a baker’s dozen of honestly prepared, seafood choices make this a winner in inclement weather.
- Select some reading material from the 1.2 million books at the coliseum-like Library Square.
- Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection representing the most comprehensive resource for visual culture in British Columbia.
Compliments of Tourism Vancouver