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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, December 3

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Daniel Chai Dec 03, 2018 5:00 am 157

The holidays are in full swing, so get your Monday going with these seven Vancouver events happening on December 3. Heritage Village, Flyover Canada, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Snowshoeing at Sea to Sky Gondola

Sea to Sky Gondola

Image: Sea to Sky Gondola

What: The Sea to Sky region boasts some of the deepest snow in North America, allowing a wide variety of terrain whether you’re an experienced snowshoer or a first-timer. Visitors can book a guided snowshoe tour at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, or opt for a self-guided, marked trail. Just be sure to pack a backpack full of emergency essentials, such as an extra flashlight and extra food and water.

When: From now until the end of the season
Time: Hours vary day-to-day, check online for up-to-date information
Where: Sea to Sky Gondola -36800 BC-99, Squamish
Price: Snowshoeing is free, although rentals are available for $20. Tickets to ride the Gondola cost around $40 for a roundtrip.

Ho Ho Hold On Tight at FlyOver Canada

What: Fly like Santa this Christmas on a magical flight across Canada. After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you’ll join them as they take flight across Canada looking for their fellow elves. You may even get a sneak peek of Santa’s Workshop as you soar over the North Pole.

When: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm
Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Lights in the Park

What: The Town Square Park in Richmond (located beside the Steveston Museum) will warm up the chilly winter evenings as it is illuminated with a beautiful light display.

When: Now to Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: Evenings
Where: Steveston Town Square Park – 3791 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free

Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co.

What: This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.

When: Mondays
Time: 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: Burdock & Co – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $10 a plate

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum

What: Stroll through the streets of Burnaby Village Museum to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the season including theatre performances, community choirs, street characters and musicians. Many family-favourite activities are back including craft for children, baking in the Farmhouse and visits with Father Christmas.

When: Now to Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave Burnaby
Admission: Free, carousel rides $2.65

Lights on the Lake at Harrison Hot Springs

What: A Sasquatch-themed festival that hopes to share some of Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors. Light displays on the Harrison Lakefront will showcase the mythical creature hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, fishing, camping, and windsurfing. The celebration will also include a Christmas tree trail, Whoville-themed village, and cabin-style New Year’s celebration.

When: Now to Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Harrison Hot Springs
Admission: Free

Dine at Reflections’ winter wonderland patio

What: Located on the fourth floor of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the Reflections Winter Patio has become one of Vancouver’s most highly-anticipated winter dining experiences. The holiday-inspired destination is complete with chic holiday decor, twinkling lights, garlands, throw blankets, heat lamps, and a selection of warm tapas and beverages.

When: Open now, seven days a week, until December 31, 2018
Time: Saturday to Monday from 3 to 11 pm; Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 am to 11 pm
Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.

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