Local experiences

  • Support local restaurants by giving a gift certificate
  • Visit Butchart Gardens (gates are open 9am – 3:30pm, with viewing until 4:30pm, and the Christmas lights are on)
  • Explore the Royal BC Museum Online and see an IMAX movie (IMAX Victoria is closed until January 9)
  • Go on a hike in one of our spectacular regional parks

Green wrapping ideas

There's a lot of creative ways to hide a gift without using traditional gift wrap.

  • Reuse newsprint; comics section is colourful
  • Choose gift bags that can be reused
  • Wrap your gift with another gift such as a tea towel

Create memories, not garbage

Check out Metro Vancouver's website for more on how to celebrate with less waste this season.

  • Merry Memory Maker - gift ideas by price range
  • Wrap wise - simple, eco-friendly ways to cut down on wrapping waste
  • Decorating - ideas for reusing items and borrowing from nature
  • Food - shopping and prep to entertaining with less waste
  • After Christmas - once holidays are over - reduce, reuse, recycle