Best Places in Vancouver to Celebrate the New Year

As the clock strikes midnight, Vancouver comes alive with celebrations and has an atmosphere of joy and excitement. If you're looking for the perfect place to ring in the new year, Vancouver has plenty of options to choose from.  


1. Canada Place


One of the best New Year's Eve celebrations in Vancouver takes place at Canada Place. The venue, located right on the waterfront, hosts a huge outdoor party featuring live music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities. There is also a beautiful fireworks display that everyone can enjoy as the clock nears midnight. 

Canada Place at Night

Photo Credit: Destination Vancouver


2. Grouse Mountain


Take a trip to Grouse Mountain, where the annual New Year's Eve Snowshoe Fondue event takes place. Trek through the snow-covered forest to reach the mountaintop chalet. Here, you'll enjoy a delicious three-course fondue dinner while taking in the views of Vancouver below. Enjoy the beautiful fireworks display afterwards. 

The Top of Grouse Mountain at Night

Photo Credit: Grouse Mountain


3. Gastown 


Gastown, home of the whistling steam clock, has a lively atmosphere on New Year's Eve. The cobblestone streets are decorated with festive lights, creating a cozy ambiance. Many pubs and restaurants in Gastown host themed parties and countdown celebrations, making it the perfect place to ring in the new year in Vancouver. 

Gastown Steamclock at Night

Photo Credit: Inside Vancouver


4. Science World


Families with children will love the ‘New Year's Eve at Science World’ event. This family-friendly event features early countdowns and a fireworks display, ensuring that kids of all ages can enjoy it. Children can also enjoy the interactive exhibits at Science World, making it a fun start to the new year. 

Science World Vancouver at Night

Photo Credit: TimeOut


5. False Creek


Hop on a boat to get an up-close view of the breathtaking New Year’s Eve fireworks show at False Creek. It’s a great way to ring in the new year and to create unforgettable memories with family or friends. 

False Creek Vancouver at Night

Photo Credit: Wander Vancouver


Where to stay


 Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown or Sandman Suites Vancouver – Davie Street 

 Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel & Resort or Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport 


Vancouver offers a diverse range of New Year's Eve celebrations, catering to everyone's preferences. As you plan your trip to Vancouver, consider these options to ring in the New Year in style. No matter where you choose to celebrate, Vancouver's welcoming atmosphere and beautiful surroundings will make your New Year's Eve unforgettable.