The North Shore Mountains are the perfect backdrop for a holiday walk along the waterfront.

Follow the 2023 Waterfront Winter Trail for some festive fun! Stops include BATCH, the Vancouver Christmas Market, Mink Chocolates, and more.


BATCH | 200 Granville Plaza

BATCH is hosting their Holiday Season Special from December 6 – 8 and 13 – 15 from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM at 200 Granville Plaza. Stop by for festive drinks, tasty treats, and all around holiday cheer!



December 9, 2023: A choir of Black and Afro-Canadian performers will sing “We are Family” to celebrate Black and Afro-Canadian diasporic culture in the region. The performance will begin at Waterfront Station and then make its way to Commercial-Broadway Station. Time (TBA)

December 13, 2023: A performance celebrating Hanukka and the Jewish community in Vancouver will take place between 4 PM and 7 PM.

December 16, 2023: From 1 PM – 3 PM, Jill will be back for her famous holiday Seabus Singalong.


CANADA PLACE | Canadian Trail & North Point of Canada Place 

Join them for the annual Christmas at Canada Place, presented by the Port of Vancouver. Experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, the North Point light display, the iconic Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Trees at this free, family-friendly event.

When: December 1, 2023 – January 2, 2024 from 8 AM – 10 PM daily.


MINK CHOCOLATES | 863 W Hastings

There’s always time for a hot chocolate break! This holiday season, Mink Chocolates is serving up holiday-themed truffles, bonbons, and gift boxes, plus the fan favourite “Traditional Christmas” small batch chocolate bar. Add organic peppermint to any hot chocolate for that special holiday “je ne sais quoi.”

Learn more.



Be merry and bright with brunch and dinner at Botanist restaurant inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Botanist’s prix-fixe three course brunch menu includes a welcome glass of sparkling on arrival and a festive brunch cocktail to enjoy while live music fills the room. You can also spend Christmas Eve celebrating at Botanist over a special “We’ll Take It From Here” tasting menu.

Learn more about Holidays at Fairmont Pacific Rim here.



End your journey at the Vancouver Christmas Market and discover unique treasures to stuff into stockings or tuck under the Christmas tree at one of the more than 90 artisan huts offering handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list. Festive foodies can sample Glühwein (mulled wine), a selection of German and Austrian beers, and a variety of sweet and savoury epicurean delights. Get into the holiday spirit with their lively line-up of holiday entertainment, performing on the Flying Stage from Vancouver’s only Christmas Pyramid.

Learn more here.