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Urban Grind

Harbour Centre and the Vancouver Lookout is inviting Vancouverites to get their heart rates up by climbing the Urban Grind – the stairs to the iconic Lookout.

Christened The Urban Grind, this good-for-your-heart workout is a fantastic way to kickstart the upcoming hiking season or simply have fun with friends and colleagues.

As a payoff for your effort, you’ll be


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In a Different Light – Photographs of Vancouver

Rik Morel is a Canadian photographer who has lived and travelled around various parts of Canada from Quebec to Vancouver. Having grown up in northern Ontario and seeing the frost on the completely frozen over trees to the beautiful prairie sunsets he’s been training his eye to capture that very esoteric quality of light that can be ever so


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Winter Activities in Vancouver

If you’ve been following the local news at all, you’ll know that the talk of the town in Vancouver since early December has been snow and ice – and salt. Although winters in Vancouver are usually known to be mild and rainy, this year we’ve been getting snowfall after snowfall. And while the residents may complain, for tourist it means


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Dine Out Vancouver 2017

Canada’s largest food and drink festival is returning to Vancouver this month. If you are visiting the city from January 20th to February 5th, 2017, this experience is one not to be missed. Celebrating it’s 15th year, Dine Out Vancouver Festival includes over 280 restaurants offering three (or more) course prix-fix meals at $20, $30 or $40 per person.

Over the 17 days, festivalgoers are given a


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Top 5 Breakfast Spots Near The Vancouver Lookout

Feeling jetlagged or fatigued? Is the early wake up time hampering your mood? Well, the solution to combating this is simple: breakfast!  Even when you are travelling it is important to remember that breakfast has long been recognized as the most important meal of the day and for good reason!

There is no shortage of great breakfast places in Vancouver,


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January Events in Vancouver

Polar Bear Swim
Need a quick refresher to start off your New Year? If so, the annual Polar Bear Swim is just for you! Gather on the beautiful beaches of English Bay with thousands of locals and visitors to welcome the New Year with a plunge into the cold ocean water. Register now!

Date: January 1st
Location:


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Vancouver Polar Bear Swim

Jump into 2017! The annual Polar Bear Swim is happening on January 1st, 2017 at English Bay Beach.  Ring in the New Year with a refreshing and chilly plunge into the ocean with thousands of other brave “polar bears!”

The very first Polar Bear Swim happened in 1920, and since then it has become a Vancouver tradition to take a


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Vancouver Trolley Karaoke Christmas Lights Tour

Is the cold winter chill putting a damper on your Christmas spirit? Have no fear; the Vancouver Trolley Company has the perfect remedy! The Karaoke Christmas Lights tour is your ultimate Christmas experience around the city, making stops at Stanley Park’s Bright Night Displays and Van Dusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights. However that’s not all, the trolleys will be


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Holiday Shopping in Vancouver

With the temperature cooling down to single digits and lights hanging from the trees that line the streets of Vancouver, you can see that the holiday season is just around the corner. Whether you’re visiting for a vacation or a local Vancouverite, there are always new places to discover for holiday shopping! We have compiled a list of places to check


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Best Christmas Light Displays in Vancouver

Looking to get in the holiday spirit? Our city is filled with beautiful Christmas light displays to get you in that holiday mood and enjoy some wonderful sights during the most wonderful time of the year!

 

Light Walk at Grouse Mountain

If you’re looking to head to the mountains this winter season, make sure to stop by Grouse Mountain’s beautiful


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Breakfast with Santa on Grouse Mountain

This Christmas you won’t have to lose sleep wondering whether or not you’ve made Santa’s naughty or nice list, ask him yourself over breakfast! Taking time out of his busy schedule up in the North Pole Father Christmas himself is headed to Grouse Mountain to entertain guests from far and wide.

Enjoy the most important meal of the day with


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Rogers Santa Clause Parade

Join together in the Spirit of Giving for Vancouver 13th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. Beginning at 10:00am, the festivities start off with two hours of family entertainment located at Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square. Christmas Square includes an entertainment stage with live music and dance performances, face painting, letters to Santa station and a gingerbread decorating station.

The Parade


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