We hear it every year from all kinds of people: “New Year’s is overrated.”
While we’re not always exactly sure what that means, we do know what isn’t overrated; places that are open on New Year’s Day to help us mend any celebratory damage we may have incurred the night prior.
Here’s a list of options you’re going to want to hit up in Vancouver on January 1st, 2015:
Though it’s cold out, stores will be open until 9pm.
Open until 7pm.
Open from 3pm until 1am.
Open for brunch service only.
Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar
Opens at 5pm for dinner.
The Flying Pig
One of our absolute favourites has opened up its newest location in the Olympic Village along West 2nd, and sure enough, it will be open on January 1st. Reservations at all locations for brunch and lunch are possible but dinner is first come, first serve.
Though many classes are cancelled, there are still a few slots you can take advantage of. And what better way to stretch and reflect.
Most gyms are sadly closed (it’s the best day to put those workout resolutions to immediate action, no?). There’s one class at Urban Fitness available for the day – but you’d better sign up for the 11am ObstacleFit Kickboxing in advance.
Robert Lee YMCA
If you’re a member here, you’re in luck – they’re open from 7am–9pm. We bet that with most people nursing a hangover, an emptier than usual YMCA is something to look forward to for others.
From 10:00am to 6:30pm, one of our favourite spots for working, writing down goals, and relaxing will be open on the first day of the new year.
Granville Island Public Market
The market itself is sadly closed, but if the weather stays as amazingly sunny as it has been, Granville Island is still a great place to grab a coffee and stroll around near the seawall. Plus, False Creek Ferries will be operating until 5pm. Watch out for many Polar Bear swimmers coming on board, though.
Cover image from: Robson Street