Get back on the wellness track in Vancouver for January 2020

January wellness events

With 2020 on the horizon, you’ve possibly had wellness goals or resolutions on your mind. Especially after the holiday season. Well, bookmark this post—because January in Vancouver is full 0f wellness events that can help you get back on track for the New Year. Whether it’s eating healthier or getting back to your fitness routine, Vancouver is the place to be. And, should you feel ambitious, there are two events on January 1st!

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim

Photo: City of Vancouver

Polar Bear Swim 2019 (Jan 1)

Start the new decade with an invigorating dip in English Bay for Vancouver’s 100th annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim! Join thousands of fellow hardy “polar bears” in this free and beloved Vancouver tradition. Click here for more information and to register.

January wellness events

Resolution Run Vancouver (Jan 1)

Start the New Year off right on the right foot by establishing or maintaining an active lifestyle with the annual Vancouver Resolution Run! In addition to post-event refreshments, participants will also receive a stylish limited-edition Resolution Run Jacket. To register and for more info, click here.

January wellness events

New Year Yoga and Juice Cleanse (Jan 3-5)

Welcome 2020 with your best foot forward. And tasty cold-pressed juice.  Join local juicery The Juice Truck  for a three day yoga and juice cleanse to start the year with full commitment to yourself. Sign up and get more info here.

Movement for a Cause (Jan 5)

Movement for a Cause in support of Dress for Success Vancouver returns on Sunday, January 5 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yaletown. Presented by the Victoria Yoga Conference (, Movement for a Cause will feature a 90-minute Bellyfit class led by certified instructors. Designed for the female body, mind and spirit, Bellyfit is a unique holistic workout approach that fuses fitness, belly dance and yoga. For more info and to register, click here.

Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo (Jan 11)

Featuring over 200 exhibitors from Canada and around the world, and speakers including the industry’s most knowledgeable and inspiring movers and shakers, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s signature event for cannabis consumers, professionals and investors. For more info, click here.

January wellness events

Gluten Fre Expo (Jan 12-13)

A fun, tasty, and informative event the whole family will love, the Gluten Free Expo is one of the most anticipated wellness related events in Vancouver. Sample, shop, and save on hundreds of gluten free products while learning from leading experts. Canada’s Largest Gluten Free Event is always a popular one so be sure to arrive early! More info and registration links can be found here.

January wellness events

Steveston Icebreaker 8k (Jan 19)

Starting at Imperial Landing in Steveston, the course is a quick out-and-back route along the South Dyke Road, perfect for achieving a personal best time! A big draw for this event is the post-race party at the Steveston Community Center, featuring a wide spread of food, an award ceremony, draw prizes, a kids zone, and a run expo. For more information and to register, click here.

January wellness events

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Poses & Pups (Jan 26)

Start your morning with the best self-care Sunday possible: dog yoga with your pup! The class will start with 35 minutes of yoga with your dog, followed by a canine cool down with mingling, snacks and sips—meet other owners and make some new pup friends! Bring your pup and yoga mat for a morning of fun. Click here for more info and to register.

January wellness events

Vancouver Chilly Chase (Jan 26)

Start your new year out by making the Vancouver Chilly Chase your first athletic goal race of the season! The 5k, 10k, 15k and Half routes take walkers and runners along an out and back course along the Seawall. This is a quick, flat course with a gorgeous winter views of Vancouver! To register and for more info, click here.

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