Top 10 Most Instagrammable Holiday Spots in Vancouver

The perfect time to up your Instagram game!


It’s December and the holiday season is in full swing. Ugly Christmas sweaters are making their way into wardrobes and holiday events are popping up all around town. What better way to celebrate the season than to snap an epic Christmas-themed pic with your friends, family, or S.O.? Check out the top ten most photogenic holiday spots around Vancouver.

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1.VanDusen Festival of Lights

From December 1 to January 6, VanDusen Botanical Gardens transforms into a total winter wonderland. It’s a mesmerizing light show, complete with holiday rides, a fireside lounge, and a ton of gorgeous holiday photo ops.

  1. Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge


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Feeling adventurous this holiday season? Capilano Suspension Bridge Park transforms into a picturesque Christmas utopia from November 22 to January 27. Everything from the bridge itself, to the park’s iconic cliff walk and treetops adventure, are decked out in twinkling lights. You’ll want to pose for this one.

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  1. The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain


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From November 23 to January 6, the Peak of Grouse Mountain is open for more than just skiing and snowshoeing. Grouse Mountain’s Light Walk is absolutely dazzling, with light tunnels and lanterns illuminating the fir and spruce trees along Blue Grouse Lake.

  1. Vancouver Christmas Tree at Robson Square


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Believe it or not, Vancouver’s Official Christmas Tree at Robson Square is four feet taller than New York City’s iconic Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree. At a whopping 76 feet, it’s a holiday landmark you’ll definitely want to grab a photo under. 

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  1. Aurora Winter Festival


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Canada’s largest winter festival is an ideal place to snap that coveted holiday Instagram pic you’ve wanted all winter. There’s no shortage of incredible photo ops at Aurora; the indoor festival boasts a skating rink, countless light displays, a Christmas market and even an amusement park.

  1. Glow Gardens in Langley

From November 22 to January 19th, Langley’s Glow Garden and Market fill up 95,000 square feet of space with incredible light-filled Christmas displays. The market features a “Glow Around the World” garden with sparkling rooms showcasing different countries and a ton of interactive light areas. Talk about a perfect backdrop.

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  1. Lumiere YVR at English Bay

There are still a few gorgeous light displays from Lumiere YVR to pose with down at Morton Park at English Bay. The beautiful and luminescent animal-themed exhibits will be up until mid-February 2019.

  1. Vancouver Christmas Market


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 The Vancouver Christmas Market is a great place to take some seriously cute Christmas photos. Not only is the market filled with adorable vendor huts and a giant walk-in Christmas Tree, but the Olympic Cauldron at Coal Harbour is also lit up for the holidays, making the Vancouver Christmas Market a great spot for photos.

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  1. Lights at Lafarge

Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam transforms into a holiday wonderland from November 24 to January 20. Lights at Lafarge features a ton of brilliant light displays looping around the edge of Lafarge Lake. Visitors can snap photos in over 10 zones including a fantasy forest, glowing maple leaves, a 90-foot caterpillar and more.

  1.  Lights of Hope


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 Since 1998, St. Paul’s Hospital has been lighting up Burrard Street for the holidays with its amazing light exhibit. Built with the help of over 150 volunteers using donated materials, Lights of Hope is a straight up wall of light made up of 10 kilometers of Christmas lights. It’s nothing short of picturesque and a great place to snap a few Christmas shots for the ‘gram.