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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This December

From ice rinks to Ladurée's Pastry Laboratory, discover the top activities in Vancouver this month.


Robson Square

Photo: Sara Borck Photography

Robson Square

Downtown Vancouver’s only outdoor expanse of ice is open daily through February and boasts a covered plaza, free admission and cheap equipment rentals.

Grouse Mountain

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

For those seeking picturesque panoramas to go with their game of shinny, this 743-square-metre pond sits atop the popular hiking peak.


Britannia Centre

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Britannia Centre

If dreary weather makes playing outside a no-go, this community centre near Commercial Drive houses a year-round NHL-size rink that laughs in the face of drizzle.

Holiday Wish List

Woodlot candles

Eternal Flame

Made of coconut and soy wax, and infused with essential oils like balsam, cedar and orange, Woodlot candles turn even the most urban space into a quiet, dense B.C. forest.

From $26,

Food & Drink


Sugar, Sugar

Paris-based Ladurée is not new to Vancouver, but the recent opening of its Pastry Laboratory (staffed by one of the company’s certified chefs) means that local outposts can finally bolster their rosters of macarons, chocolates and jams with a steady supply of buttery, flaky baked goods previously unavailable in Canada.