What's open on New Year's Day 2020 in Vancouver

Dec 28 2019, 8:26 pm

It may be cliché to say, but New Year’s Day is the ultimate reset. There’s a certain freshness about going out into the world on the first day of the new year.

Whether nursing a hangover, milking the last moments of holiday time, or getting a head start on resolutions for 2020, here’s what’s open and closed on New Year’s Day in Vancouver.

Local ski hills

Grouse Mountain

Skier and snowboarder/Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is open New Year’s Day. What better way to a fresh year with fresh turns?

Mount Seymour

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(Mount Seymour/Facebook)

Another great mountain to kick off 2020 on.

Cypress Mountain

Skiing at Cypress Mountain/Peter Lonergan

The West Vancouver mountain is open New Year’s Day as well.

Movie theatres

free movie day

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Movie theatres are always open on New Year’s Day. Check your local listings.

Vancouver Aquarium

Scuba Claus/Vancouver Aquarium

Spend New Year’s Day surrounded by sea creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium. Yes, it’s open, but special hours are in effect.

Where: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Christmas at Canada Place

Christmas at Canada Place

Experience the Avenue of Trees, the Woodward’s Windows, and the Sails of Light.

Robson Square skating rink

Robson skating rink

Robson Square rink / Shutterstock

Strap on your skates and glide across the ice in downtown Vancouver on New Year’s Day. It’s free if you bring your own skates.

What better way to take a proactive approach to those holiday pounds you’re eventually going to have to work off after all the holiday feasting?

Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

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.

Private liquor stores

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Liquor Depot Canada / Facebook 

The following private liquor stores in Vancouver are open New Year’s Day:

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