What's open on New Year's Day 2021 in Vancouver

Dec 31 2020, 3:34 pm

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. 

2021 is finally here.

Call it cliché, but New Year’s Day is the ultimate reset. Whether nursing a hangover, milking the last moments of the holidays, or getting a head start on resolutions for 2021, here’s what’s open and closed on New Year’s Day in Vancouver.


Grocery Stores

Local ski hills

While the Lower Mainland’s mountains are up and running on New Year’s Day, keep in mind that lift tickets and reservations must be secured in advance.

Grouse Mountain

Skier and snowboarder/Grouse Mountain

Mount Seymour

(Mount Seymour/Facebook)

(Mount Seymour/Facebook)

Cypress Mountain

Skiing at Cypress Mountain/Peter Lonergan

Quick food fixes


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Not feeling all the leftover eggnog, turkey, or fruitcake?

Not to worry: A number of fast food and convenience store chains are still open on New Year’s Day, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, select Subways, Tim Hortons, and 7-11.


Post Offices

  • Post offices operated privately may be open if the host business is open; otherwise, all Canada Post offices will be closed



  • All banks are closed on New Year’s Day


  • All library branches are closed.

City Services

Post Offices

  • Canada Post is closed, except privately operated post offices, which will open according to the hours of the host business