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December 26 edition: A world-famous artist has quietly opened a Vancouver show

Plus: things to do for under $30.

Hello! And happy Hazy, Lazy Days Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve to all who celebrate. If you’re going full lounge-on-the-couch mode, I support your choices. If you’re looking for some chill activities to do while the rest of the city goes full lounge-on-the-couch mode, see our suggestions here.

Either way, sending you some relaxed energy for the week ahead.



A Vancouver guide to sauna season

A woman lays on a rock bed after visiting a sauna.

Saunas have a myriad of health benefits, including stress relief, improved quality of sleep, increased energy, and improved circulation. I’m also personally obsessed with finding the best ones. Here’s my firsthand guide.


Birdwatching hotspots in the Lower Mainland

A person stands with binoculars looking over a lake.

Birdwatching is mother nature’s therapy, offering a year-round activity that gets us outside, connected with the wilderness, and into a deeper appreciation for the beauty of life. Plus, you can do it anywhere—and it’s free. Here’s where to get started.

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A contemporary art titan has an exhibition in Vancouver right now

A James Turrell piece at CICA Vancouver.

My heart skipped a beat when I found out that master of light and space James Turrell (beloved by Drake) is currently showing his work in Vancouver—for the first time ever, no less.

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Actually fun (and actually affordable) winter activities

A carousel lit up with festive lights at Glow Gardens in Langley

A selection of seasonal things to do in Metro Vancouver right now, all for under $30.

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Thievery Corporation in Vancouver this Thursday

Thievery Corporation bring their New Years Run to Harbour Event Centre on December 28th with special guests City Of The Sun. Don't miss the electronic duo with their full band. Tickets are selling fast - bring your friends/family and save with the 4 Pack Ticket Bundle!


A honour of Gordon Ramsay Burger opening in Coquitlam, here are 10 of the chef’s most ridiculous quotes

Gordon Ramsay in a white shirt and blue blazer.

Give the gift of brighter tomorrows

Donating to a charity is a sure way to add some cheer to the holidays. This season, you can give the gift of brighter tomorrows when you donate to Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV). 24/7/365 FSGV is supporting families in need, homeless youth, and survivors of gender based violence.


An Autumn Afternoon at The Cinematheque | December 26 | 6pm

Commemorate Ozu’s 120th birthday with a reprisal of the director’s sublime valedictory film. [$140

IQ 2000 Trivia at Hero’s Welcome | December 26 | 7pm

Bring your friends and test your knowledge, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. [Free]

Grumpy Chief Trader needs help getting this national historic site into the winter spirit. [$7+]

Winter Discovery Days at Fraser River Discovery Centre | To January 7 | 10am to 4pm

Peek into nature’s hidden happenings of winter, when some species slow down—and others are hard at work. [$5+]

The artist underscores the relationships between western cartographical protocols and terraformation in this gallery show. [Free]

Watch 25 full-length events from this year’s fabulous festival—from the comfort of home. [PWYC]

Want to know what else is happening in Vancouver? Check out our events listings.

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