40 Vancouver Things You Should Treat Yourself To For Under $40
Ballin' on a budget!
The holidays have come and gone, and 2018 is now upon us. Kick start the new year on the right foot and shower yourself with some much deserved TLC. Go love yourself – cue Justin Bieber.
We know that treating yourself can sound like an expensive feat, but we're here to tell you that it doesn't have to be! We've found tons of affordable alternatives that allow you to indulge. You can get bad and boujee for less, and we're here to help you do just that.
Beat those post-holiday winter blues and treat yourself because you deserve it! From mouthwatering food to extravagant drinks, beautiful outdoor sights, luxurious spas to fun free things and more, this list has you covered for the winter season. Whether you need a little pick me up, are wanting to try something new, or are looking to indulge in some self-care, look no further that this article.
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Dinner at Le Crocodile
Price: Entrees start at around $28.50
Why you should treat yourself: Le Crocodile is one of the best restaurants in the city. So treat yourself to a fancy French dinner and fine dining experience.
Desserts at Mosquito
Price: Desserts range from $13 to $15
Why you should treat yourself: A dessert and champagne bar — do I really need to explain it's appeal? Mosquito is located in Gastown.
Cream Puffs at Beta5 Chocolates
Why you should treat yourself: Got a sweet tooth? Beta5's delicate cream puffs will satisfy it.
Acai Bowls at Buddha-Full
Why you should treat yourself: Swing life away at the Lonsdale location of Buddh-Full. Their yummy Nut-thing better acai bowl is made with gluten-free granola, acai, peanut butter, banana and dates.
Dinner at Annalena
Price: Dinner can be as low as $30
Why you should treat yourself: If you love sharing small plates, you will love the absolutely delicious dishes at AnnaLena. Their menu is constantly changing and evolving with the season but stays consistently delicious.
High Tea at Rose House
Why you should treat yourself: Have a lovely high tea date in a beautiful tea room at this hidden gem. The Rose House's Prince William Aftrnoon Tea comprises of house-made sweets and savouries.
Why you should treat yourself: Talk about a seafood steal. Check out our list of places where you can get.
Tasting Plate at Salt Tasting Room
Why you should treat yourself: This award winning tasting room is a rarity in Vancouver. Salt specializes in artisan cheese, small-batch cured meats a wide variety of wines, beers and cocktails.
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Drinks at Banter Room
Price: Cocktails start at $13
Why you should treat yourself: Champagne showers anyone? Banter Room in Yaletown is home to one of the few Moët-Chandon Champagne vending machines in the whole world.
DIY Mimosas at Tuc Craft Kitchen
Why you should treat yourself: One of the best brunch spots in the city is taking Sunday brunch to the next level. Get a bottle of Averill Creek Charme de L'Ile and freshly squeezed organic orange juice and make your own mimosas — orange juice optional for however strong of a drink you need to cure that hangover.
Drink Punch Bowl at The Parlour
Price: $10 per person ($80 dollars total)
Why you should treat yourself: Their massive punch bowl drinks are meant for sharing between 8 people and also come with cute cups. We recommend the Shanghai Surprise.
Flamingo Drink at Clough Club
Price: $17.5 per person ($70 total)
Why you should treat yourself: How cute would a copper flamingo drink look alongside the flamingo floaty pics on your Insta feed though? Try this boujee drink at the Clough Club.
Huli Huli at Juniper
Price: $21 per person ($42 total)
Why you should treat yourself: This extra drink is Instagram cocktail gold. The Huli Huli is made with cinnamon infused Absolut Elyx, roasted pineapple, chartreuse, passion fruit caviar, gold flakes, mint, sparkling wine and topped with a sparkler.
Hot Chocolate at Dalina
Price: Around $5
Why you should treat yourself: The hazelnut hot chocolate at Dalina is simply DIVINE. Easily one of the best hot chocolates in town, warm up this winter with a warm cup of chocolate goodness.
Harem A La Turca Hot Chocolate at Koko Monk
Price: Less than $7
Why you should treat yourself: Get ready for the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival at Koko Monk, a festival favourite. The Harem A La Turca will give you a flavour explosion with Turkish coffee, 72% pure organic dark chocolate, cognac, and caramel.
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Prép Manicure at Prép Beauty Parlour
Why you should treat yourself: Nails done, hair done, everything did. Get those perfect nails at Prép Beauty Parlour. The Prép manicure includes nail care, massage and exfoliation with a classic nail polish.
Hot Springs at Halcyon Hot Springs
Price: $13 for a dip for adults
Why you should treat yourself: Soak in a winter wonderland. Halcyon Hot Springs offers what they call "ancient healing waters" that are available for you to enjoy 365 days of the year.
Mineral Pool at Grotto Spa in Parksville
Why you should treat yourself: Escape the world and enter into a world of Grotto mineral pools and spa waterfalls. The mineral pools are said to help soothe muscles and joints, detoxify and stimulate the metabolism. There is also a two story waterfall, a cold-splash cascade and a whirlpool.
Spa Services at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Price: Epilation services start at $25
Why you should treat yourself: Get those breathtaking waterfront views at this oceanfront resort in Victoria. The spa features three heated outdoor mineral baths, perfect for helping beat those winter blues. Spa services include complimentary four hour access to the baths and facilities.
Haircut at Selfology
Price: $28 with the Groupon deal
Why you should treat yourself: Looking to enter the new year with a new do? You can get a Wash, Scalp Massage, Haircut, Deep Conditioning Treatment, Blow-Dry, and Style for just $28 right now at Selfology with a Groupon deal.
Hot Springs at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Why you should treat yourself: Feel your worries and aches disappear as you soak in a hot spring heaven. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is Canada's largest natural hot springs.
90-Minute Float at Float House
Price: $36 with Groupon deal
Why you should treat yourself: Lose yourself in a salt pool of relaxation. The Float House offers floatation therapy and with this Groupon deal, it is more than half off the usual price of $75.
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Snowshoeing at Mount Seymour
Price: $27 for rentals and snowshoe trail pass
Why you should treat yourself: Take on the winter form of hiking with snowshoes. See your favourite summer hikes in their surreal snowy glory.
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Price: $33.95 for students, $42.95 for adults
Why you should treat yourself: Christmas ain't over yet — at least not at Capilano Suspension Bridge. The magical Canyon Lights runs until January 28th, 2018.
Tubing at Cypress Mountain Resort
Price: $23 for 2 hours
Why you should treat yourself: Have some playful fun in the snow and go tubing at Cypress Mountain Resort. Spend some time sliding down the mountains instead of sliding into his or her DM.
Waterfall at Brandywine Falls
Why you should treat yourself: Chase some surreal waterfalls. Brandywine Falls become a frozen beauty every winter season. Make sure to be extra cautious and follow well-marked trails.
Night Snowboarding at Mount Seymour
Why you should treat yourself: Take a break from Blackcomb and try night skiing. It's way cheaper and offers a different surreal sight of the city and mountains during the nighttime.
Sea to Sky Gondola at Squamish
Price: $39.95 if you purchase advance online
Why you should treat yourself: Experience the beauty of B.C. from sea to sky. The Sea to Sky Gondola is truly a sight to behold all year round, but especially when it becomes dusted by snow.
Why you should treat yourself: Hiking season never ends in Vancouver.highlights some of the prettiest winter hikes in the province.
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Visit Winter Waterfalls
Why you should treat yourself: Waterfalls are beautiful in the summer, but in the winter is where they really take your breath away. Check out these!
Conquer Vancouver Food Challenges
Why you should treat yourself: Love to eat? Make use of it and get yourself some free food once you conquer.
Ice skating at Robson Square
Why you should treat yourself: Keep the Christmas spirit going and go on the quintessential winter date in Vancouver. The Robson Square Ice Rink will be open until the end of February 2018.
Lights at Lafarge Lake
Why you should treat yourself: Keep those festive vibes alive! The Lights at Lafarge runs until January 21, 2018.
Instagram Photoshoot at Instaworthy Spots around Vancouver
Why you should treat yourself: Show off your winter OOTD. Start your 2018 Insta game off strong at these Vancouver.
Skate at the Olympic Plaza Ice Skating Rink
Why you should treat yourself: Robson Square isn't the only free skating arena in B.C.! Check out the Olympic Plaza Ice Skating Rink in Whistler.
Natural Hot Spring
Why you should treat yourself: Winter is the best time to explore the hot springs of B.C. What better way to beat the cold and still experience the beautiful outdoors?of 11 surreal hot springs to visit in the province.