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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This January

From the multidisciplinary PuSh festival to menswear boutiques, discover the top activities in Vancouver this month.


Emil Clothing Co.

Photo: Jade Stone Photography

Emil Clothing Co.

Personalized service is sacrosanct at this upscale menswear emporium in Yaletown, which features custom clothing advisers and a lounge where you can put your (fashionably shod) feet up.


Photo: Jennifer Cee


Specializing in streamlined streetwear and fashion-forward designers like Helmut Lang, this boutique moved to a new downtown location that’s all mirrored surfaces and splashy neon.



Photo: Patrick Kwon


An in-house barbershop and café at this North Shore store means customers can get a haircut, traditional hot shave and quality cup along with ethically sourced denim and Canadian-made hoodies.

Food & Drink

Ugly Dumpling

Hot Pocket

Boasting a rotating menu based primarily on B.C. ingredients, Ugly Dumpling adds Asian-inspired street eats to Commercial Drive. Alongside snacks like homemade pickles and braised meats, they dole out daily dumplings that bring goodies like pork, dried shrimp and lemongrass into the fold.



Photo: Heidrun Lohr

Multimedia Darlings

For its 15th anniversary, the multidisciplinary PuSh festival brings together theatre, dance and multimedia events under one socially minded, thoughtfully curated roof. The event looks to spark cultural conversations through art, as shown by one of this year’s highlights: Australian dancer and choreographer Victoria Hunt’s acclaimed Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka, a solo show rooted in their Maori heritage.

January 17–February 3