8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses this 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 this 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

Six Ways to Beat the Autumn Chill in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver

It’s getting brisk out there, but there are plenty of ways to warm up in the city. These include going for a walk and “travelling” to warm-weather inspired restaurants. Beat the autumn chill with us!

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Six Ways to Beat the Autumn Chill in Vancouver

Where to Warm Up by the Fire in Vancouver

Couple drinking cocktails by the cozy fireplace at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Photo: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

It’s brisk out there, folks! Whether it’s a campfire or a fireplace feature in a snazzy hotel, there’s just something about sitting by the fire. It time to get cozy for date night or dinner with your housemate. Warm-up by the fire over dinner or cocktails at some of Vancouver’s best restaurants and hotels.

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Where to Warm Up by the Fire in Vancouver

Travel the World at These Vancouver Attractions

Tropical garden at Bloedel Conservatory Vancouver

Walking path at the Bloedel Conservatory. Photo: Your Vancouver Real Estate

We’re not travelling abroad for a while… but that doesn’t mean we can’t experience the world from our own backyard. From tropical paradise to zen Asian gardens, there are so many places in Vancouver to visit that will make you forget you aren’t going on vacation this year. Let’s travel the globe in Vancouver!
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Travel the World at These Vancouver Attractions

Escape to Vancouver’s Spa Retreats

Vancouver spa retreats

Photographer: Corey Stovin for CHI, The Spa

With cold weather in full swing, treat yourself to a spa retreat! Several spas at Vancouver hotels have reopened with COVID-19 protocols in place to offer modified treatments and services to Vancouverites and BC visitors. It’s time for some pampering!

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Escape to Vancouver’s Spa Retreats

Everyday Essentials for Autumn in Vancouver

Woman taking photo on iPhone autumn in Vancouver

Vancouver is especially Instagram-worthy in the fall. Photo: Jana Josue-McLaren

Autumn is here, which means we’ve switched from iced to pumpkin spiced lattes and fiery-coloured trees are filling your Instagram. The air feels a little crisper, and if you’re new-ish to the city, you might have caught on that it rains a fair amount here.

As a Vancouverite, it’s important to have the essentials as you go about your day-to-day and explorations in the city. Here’s a list of seasonal must-haves for fall as you play tourist in our town.

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Everyday Essentials for Autumn in Vancouver