10 Places for a Sumptuous Holiday Meal in Vancouver

Photo: Notch8’s Festive Afternoon Tea

One of the rites of December is nearly upon us: gathering with family and friends over a lavish holiday meal. Restaurants in the city are dreaming up menus for afternoon teas, brunch buffets, and multicourse dinners for celebrating the festive season.

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10 Places for a Sumptuous Holiday Meal in Vancouver

10 Tips for Safe Winter Hiking in Vancouver

Two people snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

With snow in the mountains, winter is a magical time to hike in Vancouver. But cold weather and short days mean you need to take some precautions. Follow these tips for safe winter hiking.

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10 Tips for Safe Winter Hiking in Vancouver

Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

Bright Nights.jpg: Bright Nights is also back, although without the train this year. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

There’s no need to max out your credit cards when you’re planning your festive activities in and around the city this year. Over at the Vancouver Christmas Guide, their natural approach is to hunt down free, low-cost or by-donation things to do during the holidays­­––feel free to visit them online for a full rundown of recommendations.

Ready to dive into the 2022 Christmas season? Close your wallet and check out some of our thrift-hugging suggestions below. And don’t forget to peruse the giveaways section of the Vancouver Christmas Guide for a chance to win lots of gratis tickets and more.

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Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

Where to Go Sledding and Snow-Tubing Near Vancouver in Winter 2022/23

Snow tubing at the Bubly Tube Park in Whistler

Snow tubing at the Bubly Tube Park in Whistler. Photo: Destination BC/Rick Collins

Kids love sliding down snowy slopes, and adults will love unleashing their inner child to join in on the fun. Here are our picks for the best places to go sledding, tobogganing, and snow tubing near Vancouver for winter 2022/23.

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Where to Go Sledding and Snow-Tubing Near Vancouver in Winter 2022/23

10 Places to Enjoy Happy Hour in Vancouver

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Vancouver restaurants have embraced happy hour, offering affordable high-quality bites and drinks while facilitating a convivial atmosphere.

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10 Places to Enjoy Happy Hour in Vancouver

11 Places to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Near Vancouver in 2022

Two men cut their own Christmas tree

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Bring home the smell and nostalgia of a fresh-cut fir or spruce this holiday season by cutting your own Christmas tree. Here’s our list of 11 places to cut your own Christmas tree near Vancouver in 2022.

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11 Places to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Near Vancouver in 2022

A Taste Tour on Transit with Dine the Line

For an environment-friendly eating adventure, choosing to go car-free and hopping using transit is an easy and sustainable way to explore the city, find new restaurants and bars, and chow down on different kinds of cuisine in Vancouver and beyond.  Continue reading:
A Taste Tour on Transit with Dine the Line