The most festive season of the year is here (yay!) and so are some of the cutest activities (and photo ops because we want to satisfy your inner basic needs). So capture the magic of the season with some of the best people in your life aka your girl gang. There are so many fun festivities to do this winter that we can barely contain our excitement. Enjoy some good ol' girl time with your best friends or sister or both (because your BFFs are pretty much your sisters and vice versa).

After all, what better way to take part in the festivities of Christmas than having your best girls by your side? You know she probs knows your good side and angles better than any insta boyfriend you might ever have. Treat your BFF or sister this holiday season to a date filled with love.

We've rounded up all the winter festivities you would want and more for you and your girls! These spots pretty much guarantee a good time and a cute Insta pic because we all know that Christmas Instas are some of the cutest of them all. Happy holidays!

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Cozy up at a winter patio at Reflections at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia // 801 W Georgia St

Who doesn't love patio season? And just when you thought it was over, the emergence of winter patios in Vancouver appeared. At Reflections, you can eat and sip on festive drinks like mulled wine and hot toddy while in a festive winter patio decorated with fairy lights, glittery snowflakes, cozy blankets and Christmas trees. The patio opens on November 16.


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Indulge with Chocolate Fondue at Cacao 70 // 1047 Denman St

During the cold winter months, what better time than to indulge in some warm, sweet chocolate fondue and chocolate pizza at this chocolate cafe in downtown.


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Eat tacos at La Cantina // 722 Nelson St

Tacos are always a good idea, so why not try this new, colourful taco joint in downtown? This is Whistler's fave taco joint and it just opened a second location in Vancouver. P.S. the drinks are in mason jars for an extra cuteness factor. 


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DIY Mimosas at Tuc Craft Kitchen // 60 W Cordova St

Let us upgrade your brunch and tell you about the DIY mimosas at one of the best brunch spots in the city. For $35, you can get a big bottle of champagne and a kraft of orange juice.


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Drink out of Thai Buckets at Gringo // 27 Blood Alley Square

Missing the tropics? Transport yourself to Thailand for the night and drink out of Thai style boozy buckets. This fun, lively bar also has tacos! 


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Get festive at the Peak of Christmas on Grouse Mountain // 6400 Nancy Greene Way

Experience a real life winter wonderland at the top of Vancouver. All the cute festive activities await you at The Peak of Christmas. There's a beautiful light tunnel display, sleigh rides, a cozy lodge, snow tubing at their Sliding Zone, skating under the stars on their 8,000 square feet frozen pond and more!


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See the magical lights at Glow // 6690 216th St 

This Christmas experience the biggest Christmas lights display in the entire world. Get beautifully lost in 103,000 sq. ft. of beautiful Christmas lights. There will be four Christmas-themed light gardens and more than 40 vendors.


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Walk through Lights at Lafarge // 690 Pipeline Road

Want to see a beautiful light display for free? This might be one of the most beautiful festive walks in Vancouver with a 1.2 kilometer trail that runs alongside a lake and is lit up by 100,000 lights.


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Celebrate the holidays at the Vancouver Christmas Market // 1055 Canada Place

Who's ready for mulled wine and festive foods? The German style Vancouver Christmas Market features a Christmas tree, lights, international food and drinks from over 75 huts. Tickets cost $10 for adults.


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Zipline through the snow // ZiptrekSuperflyGrouse Mountain Ziplines

Get your heart pumping and try something new this winter! Experience the beauty of nature as you zipline through the scenic mountains and valleys of British Columbia. 


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Try a Himalayan Salt Cave Sessions at Saltwonder // 940 16th St W

Spend the day escaping from your worries and getting some relaxation in a salt cave. Experience firsthand the properties of halotherapy which is said to be a benefit of these salt rooms with over 80 minerals. There's even a Groupon right now costing $27.50 for 45-minute session!


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Soak in Scandinave Spa // 8010 Mons Rd

Spa day anyone? Have a girl's day and get some R&R in a scenic Scandinavian bath. With a mountain vista and valley backdrop, the Scandinave Spa is a perfect place for relaxation (and Insta pics). 


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Manicure and Hand Massage at Radiant Hair and Nail Salon // 568 W Broadway

Looking to go for mani pedis and get your nails done? Take your nail game to the next level with fancy gel nails at Radiant Hair Salon.


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Developed Hot Springs at Halcyon Hot Springs // Nakusp

Find some warmth in the cold, cold winter and soak in the “lithia waters” at Halcyon, which are said to have healing healing properties. Plus it has the perfect backdrop for a day of relaxation and super cute pictures. It costs $13 for pool access


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Get luscious lashes at Noir Lash Lounge // 1150 Hamilton St

Take your lashes to the next level and get eyelash extensions at Noir Lash Lounge. Save that morning lash primping time and get beautiful long lashes that will look like you walked straight out of a mascara commercial. 


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KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort // Vernon

Can we talk about infinity pool goals? Located just a few hours away from Vancouver is the perfect BC spa getaway. Sparkling Hill Resort has a heated outdoor infinity pool with a stunning view, seven unique aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms and more.


Go glamping with Pampered Wilderness // Olympia, Washington

Want to go camping but in a more luxurious style? Try glamping with Pampered Wilderness. There's currently a Groupon deal giving you savings of $499.50. With the Groupon, it will cost $299 for a three night stay for two people. 


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Rosario Resort and Spa // San Juan Islands, WA

Want a scenic spa getaway? This beautiful waterfront resort and spa is the answer. Located a few hours from Vancouver, Rosario Resort and Spa is in the historic Moran Mansion. There are outdoor pools, sauna, exercise and weight rooms, fitness classes, an indoor therapeutic pool and more.


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Stay at the Emerald Lake Lodge // Yoho National Park

If you want to experience the natural beauty of winter in B.C., retreat to this 114 year old rustic lodge. See the Northern Lights, the Rocky Mountains, a the pristine waters of Emerald Lake and more. Yoho National Park has several scenic outdoor activities. Stay overnight in an alpine cabins with a wood burning fireplaces and a private bath. There's even an outdoor hot tub!


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Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa // Harrison Hot Springs

If you're looking for a overnight spa getaway but can't go far from Vancouver, check out Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. The hot springs resort is only an hour and half from Vancouver and features five different hot spring fed mineral pools.

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