The Best of Vancouver – Dec 18-24, 2016

Posted on December 25, 2016 - Welcome to The Best of Vancouver! This is where we round up Vancouver’s hottest events, yummiest dishes, tastiest drinks, top looks and greatest photos of the week. Check out all the best stuff happening in Vancouver for the week of December 18th to 24th.


Enchant Christmas

Enjoy all of the Christmas lights at Enchant Christmas. While this may have been their busiest week, the new Christmas light maze is open until New Year’s Eve so check it out if you haven’t been by already.

Winter Solstice with Secret Lantern Society

On December 21st, the Secret Lantern Society celebrated the Winter Solstice with events like lantern-making, fire dancing and live music throughout the city.

21st annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival #SecretLantern #merrychristmas

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The Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

The Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party took place on December 23rd at Commodore Ballroom. The most fun you can have with your knit wear on!


Hawker’s Delight Deli

Nothing warms you up better on a cold winter week than Malaysian Laksa! Head to Hawker’s Delight Deli in East Van for a bowl of the authentic stuff.


Check out the delicious and healthy soups and salads on offer at Tractor. With four locations in Vancouver, it’s easy to get your hands on the good stuff.

Tap & Barrell

Bringing a Canadian classic to the breakfast table. At Tap & Barrel, you can enjoy poutine anytime of day!

Poutine & Eggs ?? || credit: @bokehbites #foodcouver

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For a festive take on eggnog, head to Juniper for their Espiritu de Miguel featuring tequila, apple cider and a full egg.

Off The Grid Waffles

Nutella? Hot chocolate? AND a waffle? Yes, yes yes! The perfect winter drink in our books, thanks Off The Grid Waffles!

Vic Gin

Achieve the perfect mix of festive and fancy with this gin cocktail!

@drinkvicgin making holiday spirits right ✔️#drinkYVR #craftcocktails #drinkhappythoughts

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Look by bagandaberet

Check out that coat! And those pants! We’re loving that the ugly weather is having absolutely no negative effect on this Vancouverite’s style.

Look by bliss77_vancouver

We’d love to add some of these handcrafted jewelry pieces to our wardrobe. The best part? They’re made in Vancouver! Check out more items at Bliss 77.

Look by glamouraspirit

This has Christmas chic written all over it! Can we be invited to that Christmas party?


Photo by tvardi

You know it’s a festive time of the year when even Translink is getting in on it. How much do we love this urban shot of Vancouver’s snowfall?

Happy Holidays, Vancouver. ?: @tvardi #vancityhype

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Photo by denacetosociety

How pretty is our city? We may not know how to handle the snow but we sure know how to make it look beautiful.

Downtown Vancouver as seen from CRAB Park ?☄ | Photo: @denacetosociety

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Photo by vinc3.t

Would you believe that there is a beach hidden under all of that snow? Don’t worry birds, Jericho Beach will be back to sand and warmth before you know it.

Fly, my pretties, fly! ?

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Bonus: Best Pets of the Week

Check out a few cuties looking for their fur-ever homes this holiday season. If you’re looking to add a fur baby to your brood, visit the BC SPCA.

Olive (ID 417414) is a beautiful tabby girl who came into our care when she was found abandoned in a box with her litter of kittens. This sweet girl makes cute chirping noises, especially when it's time for her favourite wet food treat. She is fairly independent and loves her scratching posts, looking out her spot by the window, and stretching out for her cat naps. If you are interested in Olive, contact the #Kamloops branch to arrange a meeting in her foster home.⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #fosterfriday #adoptdontshop #adoption #cuddles #bcspca #britishcolumbia #animals #adopt #pets #foreverhome #catsofinstagram #AdoptBCSPCA #instapets #support #love #treats #meow #adorable #cats #happiness #secondchances #rescuepetsofinstagram #rescuepets #kitty #cateyes #domesticmediumhair #brownandwhitetabby

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Tito (ID 420418) is a good boy who loves his people and can be vocal when he is left at home alone. He would ideally love a home where he had company for the majority of the day. Tito is as sweet as he is gentle. He loves to go for his walks and when he lays eyes on you his wiggles start in his tail and moves to his whole body. This happy boy is looking for someone to love him as much as he will love you. If Tito sounds like the dog you have been looking for, ask a staff member at the #Vernon SPCA to introduce you.⠀ * * * #tongueouttuesday #dogsofinstagram #rescuepetsofinstagram #adoptbcspca #dogs #adoptdontshop #bcspca #britishcolumbia #animals #adopt #pets #foreverhome #instapets #support #happy #adorable #love #doglove #active #kindness #rescuepets #friendly #secondchances #perfectmatch #happiness #instadog #dogstagram #greyandwhite

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Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday and final week of 2016! How are you spending this next week?

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