Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, gatherings of any kind and unessential travel in the province is not recommended at this time. Please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home.
We’re officially entering the holiday season and while things may look different this year, there are still plenty of ways to get in on the festive fun.
We’ve compiled a list of things to do to get you in the mood for all things merry and bright.
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Here are seven things to do this week in Vancouver.
What: This virtual gift market features creations from 70 different makers from across Canada, and all items come with flat-rate shipping. Items include handmade candles, face masks, decor, stocking stuffers, jewelry and more.
When: Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, December 6
What: Mia Velez leads this free beginner-friendly livestream while in-person yoga classes are cancelled due to COVID-19 health orders in BC. This one uses a live-streaming platform that uses AI technology to track user’s poses and give feedback, similar to an in-person class. Velez brings her martial arts experience to her yoga practice and works to create a safe space for exploration in her classes.
When: Thursday, December 3
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm PST
What: Toque Craft Fair is going virtual this year, transforming the annual community event and fundraiser into an online marketplace. Visitors will be able to browse and purchase a selection of textiles, ceramics, jewelry, books, gags, home, and body products from BC-based artists and designers.
Purchased items will be available for pick-up at Western Front on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, with physical distancing protocols in place.
When: December 1 to 6
Admission/ Tickets: Free of charge
What: Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer (FHKWC) is holding its 10th annual herring sale on Saturday, December 5, by adopting a vehicle drive-through model for the safety of customers and volunteers.Vouchers for 20-pound bags of fresh herring at $20 each for pre-determined drive-thru time slots. 100% of funds raised at this one-day event go directly to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Since 2011, FHKWC has raised over $650,000 to purchase books, musical instruments, laptops, video games, other toys, and special holiday foods and gifts to make the experience of kids receiving cancer treatment more comfortable.
When: Saturday, December 5
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Steveston Harbour at 12740 Trites Road, Richmond
Check out a new show
When: Any day
Time: Any time
Where: Your phone, tablet, computer, or television
Cost: $10 to $12 or a free trial
Although fitness studios have been temporarily closed across the province, it doesn’t mean British Columbians need to stop working out.
A number of local studios and businesses have begun to offer online classes, giving you the perfect opportunity to keep your body moving and your mind active.
Here is a list of several online workouts and classes to try in Vancouver while supporting local businesses
While events around the city have been cancelled, the holiday cheer is not. If you’re looking for something to cheer you up, check out Vancouver’s massive 75-foot-tall Christmas tree which is now lit up in the heart of the downtown core. Snap a few pics and bask in the glorious, glowing lights.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza –750 Hornby Street
When: Until January 4