After two months of physical distancing, many of us have settled into our at-home routines and exhausted our DIY activities. Our hair has never looked more uneven, we’ve perfected the sourdough starter, and we’ve finally consolidated our cupboard of Tupperware lids. What’s a Vancouverite to do next? Worry not, detectives, Vancouver Mysteries has you covered with this list of 5 mysterious activities that’ll keep your investigation skills sharp and your curiosity piqued.

5 Things to Do in Vancouver

  • Strategies Hobbies & Games has hundreds of board games to choose from.

    Order a board game from Strategies Hobbies & Games:

    Support a local business and have a board game delivered right to your door! Strategies Hobbies & Games has an enormous selection of board, card, and tabletop games which are perfect for sprucing up your rotation of at-home activities. Even better – if you can’t find what you’re looking for, they can do special orders. 

  • Go on a fairy door hunt:

    Looking for outdoor activities that’ll engage the junior detectives in your family? Go hunting for fairy doors! You can check out found doors at The Fairy Doors of Vancouver and see if there are any in your neighbourhoood. If you know of one that isn’t on the map, then take a picture and report your fairy sighting right on the website. While the map may be based in Vancouver, it spans Canada with sightings as far as Nova Scotia and Newfoundland!

  • IQ 2000 TriviaPlay some online trivia with IQ 2000:

    It’s important for detectives to know a little about a lot of things. As a result, detectives make killer trivia stars! Stream local trivia celebrity IQ 2000 every Monday and Wednesday night at 8 p.m. PST on the IQ 2000 Twitch channel. Each show includes a theme round, a music round, and two rounds of general trivia. Get your team together online and show us what you’ve got!

  • Go for a “Yeast Van” brewery crawl:

    There’s nothing better than a cold beer after a day hot on the trail of Vancouver’s most elusive perps! With many local breweries offering curbside pick-up, you can stroll around East Van and support your favourite local beer companies at the same time. Not leaving the house? Check out The Growler’s list of breweries offering delivery.

  • Break your binge-watching routine and learn something new with the VPL Digital collection.

    Explore the Vancouver Public Library’s digital collection:

    You don’t need an e-reader to borrow books digitally from the VPL – a phone or a computer will do! Check out their Digital Library for e-books, audiobooks, digital magazine, and more. For more details, check out their help guide at VPL Go. Want to channel your inner Veronica Mars? Then dig through public records for genealogical research including census, baptism, and marriage certificates.