Check out these 9 unique events in Vancouver to kick off the New Year.
1. Try out the Farm to Table Experience in Kits
Do you know the farmers and local artisans that make Vancouver’s heart beat? During this walking experience, you’ll get to meet the finest folks in the region for a day of delicious discovery. Walk approximately 4 km to learn about the best seasonal produce and collect everything you need to cook up a yummy meal. After the inspiring day, you’ll get to feature your harvest in a salivating roast dinner, the perfect addition to a cosy night at home. Learn about sourcing ethical produce with confidence in Vancouver by getting your tickets to Farm To Table here.
2. Check out the Vancouver Special Exhibit at the VAG
Disorientations and Echo features 32 well-established Vancouver-based artists and up-and-coming talent. Working with a variety of different mediums, this show is the perfect edition to your holiday plans. According to the VAG, the entire exhibition speaks to the thought-provoking themes of cultural resilience, the articulation of suppressed histories, the performance of identity and embodied knowledge. Check it out before it closes on Monday!
3. Go ice skating at one of the city’s many impressive rinks
Sip on some warm, festive drinks and race around on the ice at one of Vancouver’s many beautiful ice rinks. At the top of Grouse mountain, by the water at the North Van Shipyards or right in the heart of downtown – all the most picturesque spots in the city are calling!
4. Discover the culinary scene of Main St with the Secret Tastes experience
Get a taste of the most happening neighbourhoods in Vancouver! Glide through the rich history and culture of South Main as you foster your local knowledge. Will you be able to solve clues and riddles of Vancouver? Local hotspots, photo ops and gems are hidden for you to find in the experience’s digital app. After your hard work, indulge in a Vancouver-signed delightful food and drink experience including local cocktails and street food snacks. This limited seasonal experience will unveil Vancouver’s deepest secrets, get your tickets to discover them here.
5. Start your year off right by supporting local and getting fit at Eastside Boxing
Eastside Boxing Club is a not-for-profit boxing studio in Chinatown that runs free programs for at risk youth, women and members of the Downtown Eastside community. Through their inclusive programs, this unique boxing club and community centre works to bring down barriers and create opportunities for those in the Downtown Eastside that might otherwise not have access. 100% committed to fostering a welcoming community for all demographics, Eastside Boxing Club is a fun and safe place for pro, amateur and recreational boxers. Check them out!
6. Test your skills at a picture perfect cocktail making event
Get ready to capture enough content to hibernate for the rest of winter! At this self guided adventure, you’ll explore the coolest bars in ways you never have before. Fancy cocktails, hilarious challenges and instagrammable decor await, so put on your best fit and make the memories of a lifetime. Grab your tickets to this instagrammable event in Vancouver, and play your luck at winning the title of AmazingCo’s Cocktail Photo Hero!
7. Go for a run in the snow with your pup with the Vancouver Social Run Club
This fun social run club is the perfect way to get outside (despite the cold), meet some new peeps and get active! Their awesome events coming up this January include a Doggo-Day Run and a Run for Ramen or Pho! Go say hi on one of their weekly runs or bring a friend to one of their themed runs!
8. Relax and unwind at a festive concert by Candelight
The wildly popular Candlelight will be setting the winter nights aglow with these mesmerizing musical concerts set in some of Vancouver’s most beautiful venues. Wrap yourself in seasonal nostalgia with awe-inspiring renditions of classics across genres perfect for the holidays.
9. Learn about one of the greatest artists of our time at the Da Vinci Experience
Over 10 replicas of da Vinci’s incredible machines (originating from Florence) are presented exclusively in Canada for the enjoyment of lovers of the Renaissance period. The exhibition features state-of-the-art technology allowing guests to immerse themselves in some of the most fascinating machines and artwork. You won’t want to miss out on this unique exhibit!