Canyon Lights are back at Capilano Suspension Bridge

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If North Vancouver seems a little extra bright at night these days, it might be because millions of tiny little lights have been set up at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in time for the holiday season.

An annual tradition and now in its 10th year, Canyon Lights sees the Capilano Suspension Bridge park transform into a winter wonderland full of festive lights, treetop adventures and entertainment starting on Friday, November 27th.

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Canyon Lights are back at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Free Ice Skating in Downtown Vancouver: Robson Square Rink Opens Dec 1

Photo credit: JWPhotowerks | Flickr

Photo credit: JWPhotowerks | Flickr

Time to lace up those skates. The Robson Square Ice Rink reopens for its 2015-2016 season on Dec. 1. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the rink offers covered ice skating, complete with holiday music and a concession stand with hot chocolate and other warm drinks.

The best part: It’s free if you bring your own skates. Skate rentals will set you back just $4. How’s that for a holiday entertainment deal.

Just how much of a bargain is that? Consider that rates at New York’s famous Rockefeller Plaza ice rink start at $25 a person, plus another $12 for skate rentals.  Continue reading:
Free Ice Skating in Downtown Vancouver: Robson Square Rink Opens Dec 1

Real reindeer, 8000-sq-ft skating pond and special sliding zone: Peak of Christmas returning to Vancouver

Photo sourced from grousemountain.com

Photo sourced from grousemountain.com

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … at least on Grouse Mountain.

Frosted white with a fresh dump of snow, Grouse is set to launch its annual Peak of Christmas festivities, Nov. 27. Each year, the ski mountain is transformed into a scene straight from the North Pole, where you can rub noses with real reindeer, stroll through an alpine forest bedecked with lights, and even get some face time with the big man in red himself.

The mile-long ascent aboard Grouse’s Skyride aerial tram brings guests to the base, more than 300 metres above the city of Vancouver. Along the way, the scenery changes from Pacific rainforest to winter wonderland, as you skim over the tops of spruce and fir heavy with snow. Continue reading:
Real reindeer, 8000-sq-ft skating pond and special sliding zone: Peak of Christmas returning to Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Market Opening Marks the Beginning of Holiday Season

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Like it or not, the holiday season has officially kicked off and it’s just a downward slope until Christmas, Hanukkah, and other December events take over. The first of the holiday events to begin the holiday festivities is the highly-anticipated Vancouver Christmas Market, taking place daily from 11am until 9pm from November 21 to December 24, 2015.

This truly enchanting European-inspired Christmas village has a colourful décor, authentic gifts, family entertainment, fun food, and – most importantly – mulled wine. It’s a fun, outdoor festival that really helps you get into the Christmas spirit.

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Vancouver Christmas Market Opening Marks the Beginning of Holiday Season

Details Announced for 2015 Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver, Dec 6

Image sourced from rogersantaclausparade.com

Image sourced from rogersantaclausparade.com

He knows when you’ve been sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. And he’s coming to town Sunday, Dec. 6, for one heck of a parade.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, you can get in some quality time with Santa this December at the 2015 Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver.

The 12th annual parade and food drive, which grows bigger every year, is expected to attract 300,000 spectators to downtown Vancouver for a full day of holiday festivities, including the signature parade through the heart of the city.  Continue reading:
Details Announced for 2015 Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver, Dec 6