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Top 5 Things to Do in Vancouver this Christmas
December 7, 2023

Top 5 Things to Do in Vancouver this Christmas

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1. Capilano Canyon Lights

Experience the magic of North Vancouver’s elevated hot spot, now adorned with twinkling fairy lights that create a mesmerizing necklace over the canyon. The Capilano Canyon Lights extends to the Cliff walk and surrounding trees, with live music, family-friendly activities, a light tunnel, and a kaleidoscope feature. Marvel at the world’s largest Christmas trees – fairy-lit Douglas firs. Dive into the Snowy Owl Prowl scavenger hunt for a chance to win big. Explore the Trading Post store for unique local gifts. Elevate your holiday joy at this dazzling North Vancouver wonderland! ​

2. PNE Winter Fair

Immerse yourself in festive joy at the 2023 PNE Winter Fair! This family-friendly extravaganza offers a magical evening with a festive market, delicious treats, a Winter Lights display, and free indoor ice skating (bring your skates or rent on-site). Enjoy the PNE Holiday Express train, live shows like “Magic of Santa” and “Nutcracker on Ice,” and meet Santa by solving puzzles. For an extra thrill, try the new Ice Bumper Cars. Don’t miss this sparkling celebration of the season!

3. Liven UP Coal Harbour

Experience a cost-free holiday celebration at Coal Harbour Waterfront! Enjoy enchanting light installations, live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from dusk to late in the night, fire art performances, storytelling, opera, and more. Stroll along the shoreline to experience Liven UP Coal Harbour with family and friends to discover Luna the Whale and Dave the Grizzly Bear. The array of events is large, including history-themed walks, talks, and festive carol singing. Embrace the holiday spirit in this sparkling alfresco setting!

4. VanDusen Festival of Lights

Vancouver’s VanDusen Festival of Lights is back for 2023, transforming the botanical garden into a stunning winter wonderland with over one million twinkling lights. Book early, bundle up for a festive stroll along pond-centered trails, and enjoy the holiday ambiance with music and treats. Explore the onsite gift shop for perfect Christmas presents. Embrace the magic of the season at this must-visit attraction!

5. Robson Square Ice Skating

Embrace the festive spirit at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s subterranean ice rink – a charming nod to traditional Canadian Christmas traditions. Robson Square Ice Skating is the perfect family-friendly activity, especially if you need to tire out the kids before bedtime. Enjoy daily free live entertainment until the end of December. Join the fun and glide into the holiday season!

Share the spirit of Xmas with our Gift Certificate offer!

Time’s ticking! Our festive sale is here for a limited time – from November 15, 2023, until December 31, 2023. DON’T MISS OUT on the perfect Christmas gift! For those enchanted by the magic of encountering whales in the wild, make this Christmas unforgettable with Prince of Whales Gift Certificates. Give the gift of a unique and exciting adventure – whether it’s for one of our thrilling Experiences or a specific Dollar Amount. Let your loved ones choose their unforgettable journey and add a touch of Christmas magic to their holidays!

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