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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This May

From a craft fair to new caffeine-fuelled spots, discover the top activities in Vancouver this month.

Food & Drink

Usagi Sweets

Photo: Itsumo

Usagi Sweets

This hangout, run by a Japanese-Canadian, serves up matcha-espresso cookies, brownie-flavoured mocha-mochi, onigiri and other specialty snacks to round out the delicious tea menu.


Photo: Eva McMillan


An adorable Commercial Drive bakery-café is dishing out sugary pain au chocolats and savoury danishes, alongside excellent espresso. Drop by after 3 p.m. for a sweet aperitivo with charcuterie and cheese plates.




Pick from a carefully curated grocery selection or dig into poached eggs on toast while sipping an expertly pulled espresso at this full-service establishment’s new Broadway location.



Photo: Andrew Delbaere

Block Party

Let your imagination go wild at BrickCan, B.C.’s biggest Lego extravaganza ever. Draw inspiration from the models on display, then assemble your own structure at the on-site Creation Station.

May 4–5,


Crafted Vancouver

Crafted Vancouver, light fixture MYCO 72 by Propellor

Show of Hands

If eagle-eyed Etsy finds set your heart aflutter, don’t miss Crafted Vancouver, a 25-day festival that celebrates talented artisans. In addition to the talks, workshops and behind-the-scenes guided tours, small-scale events let you connect in person with the sculptors, woodworkers, jewellers, glass-blowers, textile designers and other deft makers selling their wares.

May 6–30,