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Perspectives: Talks & Discussions at the Lookout

Harbour Centre’s Vancouver Lookout is celebrating its 40th anniversary. As a part of its “coming of age”, Vancouver Heritage Foundation has partnered with the Lookout and invites you to experience different perspectives on the city through a new event series from this special vantage point. Perspectives: Talks & Discussions will explore stories – surprising, thought-provoking, and thrilling – that have shaped Vancouver


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Urban Grind at the Harbour Centre

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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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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Vancouver Christmas Market

Is the gloomy weather dampening your festive spirit? Are you longingly waiting for the holidays to start? Have no fear, the Vancouver Christmas Market is returning for its 7th year! Back and better than ever, this year the market has moved to a larger venue at the Jack Poole Plaza, site of the Olympic cauldron and conveniently situated near the


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Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum

There are studies that suggest the best way to stay warm and cozy during the winter months is to indulge in feelings of nostalgia and to fondly recall memories of a different time. This holiday season you can do just that at Burnaby Village Museum’s Heritage Christmas!

The Burnaby Village Museum is where history comes to life ­— here you


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CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

Not into the Christmas spirit yet? CandyTown will definitely change that!

On November 26, the 5th annual free outdoor Christmas festival in Vancouver is returning to Yaletown for another big year. CandyTown is one of the most popular holiday events in Vancouver and is definitely worth a visit this holiday season.

By walking down the “All I want for Christmas”


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Enchant 2016

That’s right! The world’s biggest Christmas light maze is coming to Vancouver on November 25th. Enchant 2016 is a combination of 55, 000 square feet of amazing illuminated sculptures, a unique Christmas market, live performances, holiday drinks, outdoor fire pit, and much more!

Located on 1st and Crowe Street,  guests will not only be able to experience the wonder of Enchant,


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Best Places for Brunch in Vancouver

Did you sleep in? Are you hungry, but it’s too early for lunch? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this helpful list of places to grab brunch. These restaurants are all located in, or very close to, Downtown Vancouver so they’re very easy and convenient to get to.

Jam Café

Jam Cafe is an all-day breakfast and lunch


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Craft Fairs in Vancouver

Fall is the best time of the year to buy local, artisan and handmade goods in Greater Vancouver. With so many good markets and fairs to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of 3 popular ones taking place this November!

Circle Craft Winter Market

The annual Circle Craft Market is the perfect place to do some early holiday shopping.


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