Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Yaletown

Welcome to beautiful Yaletown! (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Yaletown was once the Western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway, though more recent renovations date back to 1986 when Vancouver hosted the World’s Fair (also known as Expo ’86). Since then, the waterfront along the north side of False Creek and the warehouse district adjoining it have evolved into one of Vancouver’s most chic neighbourhoods. Here, you’ll find residential and business lofts, sidewalk cafés, trendy restaurants and cocktail bars, boutique shopping and leafy parks – and lots of cute dogs!

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Yaletown

CandyTown Holiday Festival Comes to Yaletown

Photo credit: Yaletown Business Improvement Association | Flickr

Santa’s coming to town! The 2nd annual CandyTown comes to Yaletown this weekend to kick-start the holidays. Last year, 15,000 people visited the outdoor Christmas festival to shop, enjoy live music, go for horse-drawn carriage rides, and of course, visit with Santa. CandyTown is the only free winter festival in downtown Vancouver and promises to get visitors into the Christmas spirit. Candy canes and Christmas lights will line Mainland St while costumed characters parade along, transforming Yaletown into a winter wonderland.

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CandyTown Holiday Festival Comes to Yaletown

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It feels like winter, so let’s celebrate! With one month to go, Vancouver is kicking off it’s Christmas festivities! There is lots in store this weekend – theatre, dance, comedy, markets, festivals, skating, soccer, and more! Enjoy the sunshine and snowy mountain-tops and read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Yaletown Launches Candytown – A Free Outdoor Christmas Festival, Nov. 23-24

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go. But let’s focus on Yaletown. Yaletown launches Candytown – its first ever Christmas festival – Nov. 23-24. Candytown also happens to be the only free, outdoor Christmas festival in downtown Vancouver. So get involved.

Candytown will transform Vancouver’s former-warehouse-district-turned-trendster-hood into winter wonderland: twinkling lights, lamp posts re-imagined as giant candy canes, Christmas characters greeting you as you stroll Mainland, and more.

The nice thing about Candytown is that it was organized with all ages in mind. There’s something for everyone at the festival. Families can get excited about Santa, live reindeer at Santa’s reindeer barn, and horse-drawn carriage rides. I’m already aflutter about the free Scotiabank Ice Rink at Bill Curtis Square. Hockey fans have the chance to meet  Trevor Linden; the NHL legend will visit the ice rink for skating and signatures. Adult revellers can look into the Candytown Cocktail Tour – a boozey trail of candy-themed drinks at participating Yaletown restaurants.

It is Christmas, which does tend to mean gifts. Of course there will also be an All I Want for Christmas Street Market for holiday gift shopping as well as purchasing seasonal treats to eat as you browse.

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Yaletown Launches Candytown – A Free Outdoor Christmas Festival, Nov. 23-24