Endorphin-Boosting Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Hot chocolate Vancouver beat the winter blues

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Don’t let a cold and rainy day get you down this winter. From hot chocolate to winter hikes and art courses, we’ve shared some fun ways to increase your endorphins and melt the winter blues away. Continue reading:
Endorphin-Boosting Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Nine Easy Ways to Keep Up Your 2021 Wellness Goals

With every new year comes the rush of big wellness goals and resolutions: eat healthier, exercise more… you know the drill. But these often fall by the wayside. We want you to feel amazing in our beautiful city, so we’ve curated a list of activities and places in Vancouver that can help you achieve your 2021 wellness goals — and support local businesses at the same time!

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Nine Easy Ways to Keep Up Your 2021 Wellness Goals

Metabolism-boosting activities to enjoy in Vancouver

Metabolism=boosting activities

We tend to (over)indulge over the holiday season, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But our bodies feel it — and there’s no time like the present to reincorporate some healthy habits. Here are some easy and fun metabolism-boosting activities to enjoy in Vancouver.

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Metabolism-boosting activities to enjoy in Vancouver

Take a Vancouver Staycation this Holiday Season

Hampton Inn Hotel staycation

Photo: Jana Josue-McLaren

It’s time to stay close to home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take care of ourselves and play tourist in our town. What better way to play tourist than with a staycation in your favourite Downtown Vancouver neighbourhood? It’s time for some self-care as your re-explore our city’s wonder with festive and fresh eyes.

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Take a Vancouver Staycation this Holiday Season

Where to find some zen in the city this winter

Vancouver spa retreats

Settle in for a pedicure at CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Photo: Corey Stovin

It’s been a difficult year, but the Vancouverite spirit is strong. As temperatures cool down and we follow government guidelines, it’s important to remember that our beautiful city is full of safe places and ways to relax this winter. From pedicures to holiday lights and walking in the rain, it’s time to find some zen.

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Where to find some zen in the city this winter

8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses During the Holiday Season

VanDusen Botanical Garden with Christmas lights; support local this holiday season

Photo: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Did you know that buying a gift card from your favourite coffee shop means more to them than you could ever know? As we switch into festive mode, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses.

There are so many ways to show Vancouver businesses some love this holiday season — even the smallest purchase or a just a share on social media makes a difference.

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8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses During the Holiday Season

Five Vancouver Studios Offering Online Yoga and Fitness Classes

Woman meditating at home. Vancouver studios offering online yoga classes.

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Temporary studio closures in Vancouver mean we can’t go to class, but that doesn’t mean class is cancelled. Many Vancouver yoga and wellness studios are bringing class to us… online! So roll out your mat to flow, tone and meditate from home with these digital class offerings.

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Five Vancouver Studios Offering Online Yoga and Fitness Classes