18 things Vancouverites look forward to every holiday season


Who needs warm weather? Winter is coming and we’re so excited for all the cozy, holiday-centric, hot chocolate-fueled fun. The mountains are opening, snow is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Here’s what to look forward to this year in Vancouver.

1. Enjoying local mountains

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2. Taking in incredible holiday light displays

3. Ice-skating at Robson Square

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4. Indulging in hot chocolate

5. Holiday markets and craft fairs

6. Seasonal dark beers

7. Hanging in cozy cafés and bars

8. Riding the Stanley Park Christmas Train

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10. Skiing and snowboarding

11. Putting on holiday weight

12. Playing in the snow

13. Walking through the Canyon Lights

14. Giving back to the community

15. Seeing the Nutcracker

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16. Visiting the Vancouver Christmas Market

17. Not going anywhere because it’s snowing just a bit

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18. Chilly strolls through Gastown