Experience The Magic of Christmas In Vancouver: Here’s What To Do!
Christmas in Vancouver is a magical time. With the snow-covered mountain peaks and twinkling lights, it’s easy to get lost in the festive spirit. From outdoor skating rinks to holiday light displays and markets, there are plenty of ways to experience the Christmas season in Vancouver.
Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
Grab your skates and head to one of the outdoor ice rinks around town for some winter fun! Robson Square, located downtown near city hall, offers free ice skating with skate rentals available for a small fee. For those looking for something more secluded, Stanley Park has two outdoor rinks – Coal Harbour Rink and Second Beach Outdoor Pool – both surrounded by stunning views of English Bay. And if you’re looking for something truly unique, don’t miss out on Lumberman’s Arch at Stanley Park where you can rent skates and enjoy some hot chocolate by an open fire pit as you glide across the frozen lake surface!
Vancouver’s Holiday Light Displays
For a real Christmas treat, visit one of Vancouver’s spectacular light displays. Brighten up your stroll through Gastown with its 20-foot tall lit trees or take in the beautiful display at VanDusen Botanical Garden Illuminated Walk featuring over 1 million LED lights strung around 140 decorated trees that span 30 acres throughout five different themed gardens! Another highlight includes Festival Of Lights at Burnaby Village Museum – illuminated from November 19th until January 3rd each year – which provides visitors with an enchanting walk back into old-timey Christmases gone by including classic carousel rides among other seasonal activities like visits with Santa Claus himself!