It's that time of the year again where the Christmas lights are all around, Christmas cheer is in the air, and it's all about spending time with your friends and family.

We're a few days out from Christmas, which will fall on a Monday this year, and the weather in Metro Vancouver looks like it will be relatively good, with some rain expected, but no snow.

Public transit will be running, with buses, the SkyTrain, and Seabuses all running on the Sunday/holiday schedule on Christmas Day, while the West Coast Express will not be running, according to TransLink.

For those who want to take the family out or spend Christmas outdoors, here are some activities you can do on Christmas, as well as what's open and closed.

Christmas 2023: What's Closed In Metro Vancouver

  • Government Buildings
  • Canada Post
  • Banks
  • ICBC
  • BC Liquor Stores
  • Vancouver Public Library (All branches besides the Carnegie Branch)
  • Burnaby Public Library
  • CF Pacific Centre
  • Metropolis At Metrotown
  • The Amazing Brentwood
  • Central City Shopping Centre
  • Walmart
  • Save On Foods
  • Science World
  • Burnaby Village Museum

Christmas 2023: What's Open In Metro Vancouver

  • Robson Square Ice Rink (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Granville Island
  • The Vancouver Aquarium (10:00 AM to 3:30 PM)
  • Cineplex Theatres
  • Canada Place (Christmas At Canada Place)
  • Grouse Mountain (Varies depending on activity)
  • Cypress Mountain (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
  • Mount Seymour (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM)
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