If anyone were to ask me what my favourite season in Vancouver is, I'd probably have to say it'd be a very close tie between summer and winter. The summer is awesome because well... it's summer. Who doesn't love the summertime?
But there just seems to be something special in the air when winter rolls around - something magical and enchanting. From the bright and shining Christmas light displays to the festive events, the massive holiday ferris wheels to the German-style Christmas markets, the city never seizes to impress and wow us throughout the holiday season.
If you love posting on Instagram or you simply have a hobby in taking pictures, Christmas in Vancouver is where it's at. Whether you're a local or just visiting, there are plenty of beautiful places for photo ops in the city. And where are they all? We've got them listed right here.
So get ready to bust out your phone or your bad ass DLSR and get to shooting. Here are all the most beautiful and festive places to take a snapshot during the holidays in Vancouver.
Nordstrom 799 Robson St // Downtown
Granville Island 1502 Island Park Walk // Granville Island
Lights of Hope at St. Paul's Hospital 1081 Burrard St // Downtown
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 3735 Capilano Rd // North Vancouver
Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain 6400 Nancy Greene Way // North Vancouver
Reflections Bar at Hotel Georgia 801 W Georgia St // Downtown Vancouver
Glow Christmas at Milner Village Garden Centre 6690 216 St // Langley
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens 5151 Oak St // Shaughnessy
Vancouver Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza 1055 Canada Place // Coal Harbour
Arctic Oasis at Bloedel Conservatory 4600 Cambie St // Riley Park
Holiday Heights at Bloedel Conservatory 4600 Cambie St // Riley Park
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum 6501 Deer Lake Ave // Burnaby
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Dora Leung English Literature graduate by day and ceaseless vagabond by night. R&B junkie, stamp card collector, and ice cream truck chaser. Follow her quarter-life crisis adventures @dorwarr.