9 Instagrammable holiday spots to visit near Vancouver this year (PHOTOS)

Dec 2 2019, 4:26 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Vancouver, and what better time to brighten up your Instagram than when the city is lit up for the holidays?

If you’re looking to get out into the city, spend quality time with your loved ones, and take pictures to document winter’s precious moments, we’ve got just the list of spots for you.

With no shortage of holiday decor, lights, markets, and festive cheer, these spaces around Metro Vancouver will bring the spirit of the holiday season to your ‘Gram in no time.

Here are some of the best spots to take pictures around Metro Vancouver this winter:

Lafarge Lake

 

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Lights at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam brings together fun family entertainment with stunning, colourful bright light installations around the lake, reflecting against the water and making for stunning pictures.

VanDusen Gardens

 

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VanDusen Gardens is all dolled up for the holidays. Come out with the whole family to enjoy carousel rides and colourful lights, or bring that special somebody to pose with under the mistletoe.

Robson Square Skating Rink

 

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Lace up your skates and hit the ice at Robson Square this winter, showing off your moves and getting the right angles for your photos at the festively decorated ice rink in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Aurora Winter Festival

 

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There’s stunning Christmas trees, massive light displays, tons of fun winter activities, and so much more at Aurora Winter Festival in Vancouver at the PNE. This gorgeous winter wonderland will serve as the perfect backdrop to the perfect photoshoot.

Vancouver Christmas Market

 

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Vancouver Christmas Market is the perfect place to celebrate the season, and you can take perfect pics all around, including the tall walk-in Christmas trees, the Christmas carousel, the adorable shops, by all of the twinkling lights, and everything in between.

Glow Christmas Market

 

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With over a million lights decorating Glow Christmas Gardens and Market, there’s no shortage of Instagrammable spots around this indoor Langley festival. Go get your ‘gram on.

Robson Square Christmas Tree

 

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If you don’t feel like lacing up your skates, you can still capture some stunning photos around the ice at Robson Square, including by the 76-foot tall Christmas tree in the square for the holidays.

Lonsdale Quay

 

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Lights at the Shipyards at the Lonsdale Quay mix the lights on the pier, on the boats, and from the city, to give a whole new meaning to lighting up your IG feed.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

 

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Capilano Suspension Bridge during the holidays is simply dreamy, and your photos will be too if you head down while the trees and the bridge are decorated in Christmas lights that look beautiful in the snow, fog, and even the rain.

Lights, camera, Christmas!