Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

  • Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

    Vancouver is a happening place in the wintertime, from area ski resorts to events downtown. At no time is this more evident than on New Year’s Eve, when the entire city seems to find a way to celebrate.  Your real estate agents at Team Kerr are no exception. If you happen to be around for New Year’s Eve, here are four of our favourite festivities.

    TELUS World of Science

    NYE at Science World

    New Year’s Eve returns to the ultra unique TELUS World of Science for an unforgettable celebration!

    Undoubtedly one of Vancouver’s biggest New Year’s Eve blowouts each year takes place at the TELUS World of Science.  The building itself is one of the city’s most iconic and beautiful structures, and on December 31st it transforms into one of the most iconic and swanky celebrations around.  Held from 9pm – 3am, the venue boasts five bars, two floors with live performers and DJs, and one of the most exciting midnight countdowns in British Columbia. This event sells out every year so don’t wait to purchase your tickets. 

    NYE Science World


    Cocktail and Canape or Traditional Dinner Cruise

    NYE Sailing

    Enjoy NYE while sailing around the Burrard Inlet for a front row seat of the fireworks. Photo: Jon Rawlinson, Flickr

    The beauty of Vancouver’s surrounding coastal environment is part of what makes this city so special, and you can really soak this up on New Year’s Eve by taking a cruise with Spirit Cruises.  The dinner cruise includes a delicious meal as you coast along the British Columbia waterfront, front row seats to the city’s firework display, and a champagne toast at midnight. The Cocktail and Canape option includes hors d’oeuvres, DJs and dancing, drinks and, of course, more beautiful views.  


    New Year’s Eve (NYE) Vancouver

    Ring in 2019 at Canada's largest New Year's Eve party in Vancouver on December 31, 2018

    Ring in 2019 at Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve party in Vancouver on December 31, 2018

    For just the second year in a row, downtown Vancouver is pulling out all the stops for December 31st.  This celebration is perfect for the entire family, as it boasts an early fireworks display at 9pm for the kids and a proper midnight display to ring in the New Year.  Complete with live music, performers, and activities for all ages NYE Vancouver truly is one of the city’s finest celebrations.

    Ring in 2019 at Canada's largest New Year's Eve party in Vancouver on December 31, 2018


    Family First Night at Seymour Mountain

    Mt Seymour Family First NYE

    Family First Night is the North Shore’s original and longest running family friendly NYE event.

    Family First Night is the North Shore’s original and longest running family friendly New Year’s Eve event. Enjoy laser tobogganing, take in live entertainment on the main stage by Vancouver’s magician Joel Eddington and an exciting fire routine performed by Vesta Fire Entertainment, as well as live music.

    Cozy up to the warmth of Mt Seymour fire pits and indulge in complimentary s’mores. If you’re hungry, they have some of Vancouver’s finest food vendors. Venture into the woods with your family on an intriguing Snowquest or enjoy a self-guided snowshoe along lantern lit trails.  Also included is laser tobogganing, snowshoeing, face painting and shuttle service from Parkgate Village, North Vancouver. All of this followed by an early NYE countdown, party favors and a fireworks finale at 8:25pm.

    Tickets are available online only at $30 per person, children 2 and under are free. One-hour snow tubing sessions are available for an additional $15 (limited to 390 people). As you can imagine, this family-friendly event sells out, so your tickets early!

    Mt Seymour Family First NYE 2018


    Buying a new home is more than reason to celebrate, and if your real estate adventure happens to overlap with New Year’s Eve in Vancouver then you’re in luck.  Few cities celebrate this holiday as well as we do, and each year countless locals look forward to the festivities. Above are just a few of our favourites at Team Kerr, but you really can’t go wrong on New Year’s Eve in Vancouver.  No matter what stage you are in in your home buying process, be sure to take some time on December 31st, raise a glass, and toast to a fun and adventurous year ahead!

    We wish everyone the very best for 2019!



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