Local experience ideas

  • Support local restaurants by giving a date night out with a gift certificate.
  • Love Christmas lights? Visit Butchart Gardens and experience the magic of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
  • Interested in locals arts? Buy tickets to a ballet or play at Royal McPherson or Royal Theatre.
  • A great way to spend a rainy afternoon this winter would be exploring the Royal BC Museum and grab some popcorn for an IMAX.
  • Are you a conservation ambassador? Why not make a donation on behalf of family or friends?
  • Get even closer to nature and encourage a healthy life style by experiencing our region’s natural habitats firsthand. Invite someone to hike one of our spectacular parks, such as Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park or Jordan River Regional Park Reserve.

Create memories, not garbage.

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

  • 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