Watch out Vancouver, because just one more day, and it'll be November. And you know what that means? 2018 will be coming full speed ahead.
2017 might have been filled with many (uhm) interesting events, but nonetheless, we made it another year and we're still happy and healthy! So what's not to celebrate?
You've only got two more months of the year left, so make it count! There are so many fun things to do during this time of the year, from Christmas markets, to massive light displays, to festive winter patios, and everything in between. There's not a second to waste.
So here's a bucket list of things you absolutely have to do before it's 2018!
Winter Pop-Up Patio at Reflection Garden Terrace // 801 West Georgia St
Nov 15 to Dec 31
Summer was a great time for punch bowls and buckets, but winter is PRIME for boozy hot chocolate and Bailey's everything. And this winter pop-up at Reflections is the perfect place to sip on Christmas-themed drinks made by world-class bartenders on a warm and cozy patio.
Scandinave Spa in Whistler // 8010 Mons Rd
There's nothing more #BFFgoals or #relationshipgoals than a relaxing getaway to a spa winter wonderland. I mean, you'll probably be going to Whistler this winter anyway. So while you're at it, book yourself a spa day with your bae(s).
Glow Christmas in Langley // 6690 216th St
Nov 24 to Dec 30
A Christmas lights display bigger than last year's Enchant? Yes, please! They've got over 100,000 square footage of sparkling light gardens, musical tunnels, food trucks and more! There's even a bar, so you know it's gonna be a good time.
The Shameful Tiki Room // 4362 Main St
If you're feeling a little Christmas-ed out and you need a break from the cold winters and holiday get-togethers, escape the chills and grab a drink (or three) at The Shameful Tiki Room. They've got massive flaming punch bowls and endless tropical vibes to warm you up when it's cold outside.
Vancouver Christmas Market // 1055 Canada Place
Nov 22 to Dec 24
German beer, glüwhein, pretzels, and sooo so much more! The Vancouver Christmas Market is back again and it's going to be just as awesome. Bring your Christmas crazy friends and fill yourselves with feel good holiday vibes.
Lights at Lafarge at Lafarge Lake // Coquitlam
Nov 25 to Jan 21
Who doesn't want to stroll through 1.2 kilometers of sparkling Christmas lights? Bring your bae, your squad, your fam, or whoever else you want to take adorable Christmas pictures with and be dazzled by Lights at Lafarge.
Boozy Bucket Drinks at these bars // Various Locations
How're you supposed to finish the year off right without celebrating 2017? Grab super boozy bucket drinks at these bars and make a toast to the year '17.
Logger's Lake Riverside Trail // Whistler
If we're lucky this year (or unlucky depending on how you look at it) we should be getting snow in Vancouver...and lots of it! So what better thing to do than to drive on up to Whistler and go for a winter wonderland hike over this (soon-to-be) snow-covered bridge.
Trinity Street Christmas Light Festival // Trinity St (2400 and 2900 blocks)
All December long
The Trinity St neighbours know how to outdo each other every Christmas by putting up amazing Christmas lights and dazzling displays. So get in the Christmas spirit and take a nice long walk along this residential neighbourhood in East Van. Visitors are encouraged to take transit or to go by foot because there is no street parking.
Ice Skating Rink at Robson Square // 800 Robson St
Dec 1 to Feb 28
If you've got a bae, a potential bae, or a BFF bae, take them ice skating at Robson Square because it's just the darn cutest thing ever. Grab a pair of skates, or rent them there, and glide around the rink and bask in the winter vibes.
Canada's Official Christmas Train // Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
Dec 16 to 17
The Canadian Pacific Railway's official Christmas Train is stopping by Vancouver once again this year for an awesome Christmas show filled with lights, music and holiday cheer. And the best part, it's totally free! Click here for more details on show times and dates.
Solstice Lantern Festival // Granville Island, Yaletown, and Chinatown
Every year the Secret Lantern Society in Vancouver hosts the Solstice Lantern Festival where the community gets together and thousands of lanterns are released into the air, illuminating the sky. Get your friends together and watch the beautiful Vancouver skyline light up.