5 Best Things To Do In Vancouver in December

And just like that, the holidays are officially here! Whether travelling for business, visiting for a vacation, or returning to the city to celebrate the holidays with family, we promise to make your stay feel like your home away from home. Ready to kickstart the holidays in beautiful British Columbia? Here are our favourite festive activities to welcome in the holiday season. 

Hit The Slopes

Experience a true Canadian winter and hit the slopes at one of our local mountains! From Grouse to Mount Seymour to Cypress Mountain, you can experience skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing (and even skating!) to make it a full day’s activity.


Bright Nights Christmas Train at Stanley Park

Make your way to Stanley Park for an event the whole family will enjoy. The Bright Nights Christmas train takes you on a scenic tour for a truly magical experience. Watch as the park comes to life, with live music and over 3 million lights making for one of Canada’s largest light displays over the holidays.


Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Just outside of the downtown core, head over to North Vancouver to view this world-famous bridge! Lit end to end with a multi-colour changing light display, you can cross the canyon above the Capilano River. Enjoy live festive music, a living Christmas tree, and hundreds of festive lights. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so be sure to book early to avoid missing out!


Ice Skating at Robson Square

Robson Square’s skating rink has officially reopened! Enjoy some old fashioned fun and celebrate winter in style by skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Rent a pair of skates,  or bring your own to skate for free. The best part – the rink is conveniently covered to protect you from any rain!


Vancouver Christmas Market

Downtown Vancouver’s beloved holiday tradition is back! Open from late November until Christmas, the market takes place at Jack Poole Plaza. Delight in German-style food and drinks, hop on their Christmas carousel, or simply stroll through a wonderland of holiday shopping, music, and lights. 


From all of us at Vancouver Extended Stay, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. 

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