How To Make the Most of Christmas in Vancouver For Free!

Lights of Hope | Photo: Ann Hung / Flickr

Don’t worry if Christmas shopping has left your credit cards in a smouldering heap: you don’t need money to have a smoking great Yuletide in Vancouver. Check out these cracking free festive activities in and around the city – and buy yourself a pressie with all the money you save.

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How To Make the Most of Christmas in Vancouver For Free!

Filming in Vancouver: Ashley Judd, The Magicians, and new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon

The Magicians is wrapping up Season 3 but will be hitting a home screen near you quite soon.

As we continue on our never-ending trajectory deeper into the holiday season, productions are continuing to close up shop in Vancouver. Speaking to that point, a doggone feature film and a magical TV series will call it a wrap this week.

But there’s also a first look at a new cyberpunk TV series that will be premiering early in the new year. 

So with all that in mind, let’s take a look at what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Ashley Judd, The Magicians, and new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon

Where to Check Off Your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

Meeting your resolution goals is easy when you live in an outdoor playground like Vancouver.

The new year is approaching and with it comes the promise of a new start – to get rid of those holiday pounds, to conquer that phobia once and for all, to make it all the way through Sober January… Of course, keeping New Year’s promises is easiest when you can engage in activities that support your resolution. Luckily, Vancouver is rife with activities, attractions and venues that are resolution-friendly while still allowing you to indulge in life’s not-so-sinful pleasures. Cheers to a new and improved you in 2018!

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Where to Check Off Your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

Filming in Vancouver: The Man in the High Castle, Deadly Class, and more

The Man in the High Castle

New York City may be well-known as the city that never sleeps, but did you know that Vancouver is the city that never stops filming?

Cases-in-point: Although several productions are finishing up before the holiday season, there are numerous TV series that will continue on into the new year, including Arrow, Colony, iZombie, Riverdale, Supernatural, and UnReal, just to name a few.

Here’s a roundup of some TV productions that are calling it a wrap this week—and one that’s just getting going.

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Filming in Vancouver: The Man in the High Castle, Deadly Class, and more

Four Amazing Books by Queer Vancouver Authors That Make Great Holiday Gifts

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, why not let your loved ones delve into imaginative and heartfelt stories by Vancouver queer and/or trans authors? For unique perspectives from this coastal city, here are four great options:

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Four Amazing Books by Queer Vancouver Authors That Make Great Holiday Gifts

Filming in Vancouver: A Series of Unfortunate Events, plus shows calling it a wrap in December

Neil Patrick Harris

December is also upon us, which means it’s almost time for the holiday season.

That also means a number of film and TV productions will be saying farewell to our fair city before the new year arrives.

But since the industry’s motto is “the show must always go on”, there are still some productions coming into town and others that are stalwartly marching on throughout the winter.

Here’s a quick rundown of the films and TV series that’ll be calling it a wrap this coming month—with a few other notes about comings and goings. 

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Filming in Vancouver: A Series of Unfortunate Events, plus shows calling it a wrap in December

Soak in the Holiday Spirit with The 12 Productions of Christmas Starting Today (Free Prizes!)

Christmas magic in Vancouver.

It’s a common sight throughout the year for Vancouverites and visitors to round a corner and step into an enchanting, snow-covered scene complete with foreign taxis, fluffy snow defying warm and sunny weather, and camera crews capturing every second. Vancouver is rife with productions filming holiday heartwarmers – and a few comedies that’ll jingle your bells, too – and the city’s myriad Yuletide events cast a festive glow that people can enjoy off-screen, too.

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Soak in the Holiday Spirit with The 12 Productions of Christmas Starting Today (Free Prizes!)