14 places in Vancouver open on New Year's Day

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Don’t feel like you have to lie in bed all day sleeping your hangover away. Get up, grab a healthy breakfast and a big glass of water and head to any of these places around Vancouver to take your mind off that thing you may or may not have done last night.

Here are 14 places that are open on New Year’s Day:

Take the kids

Movie Theatres

Movie theatres are always open on New Year’s Day. Check your local listings.

Vancouver Aquarium

Yes, the aquarium is open New Year’s Day. What better way to spend the day with your family than by looking at cuddly (and not so cuddly) creatures of the sea. Special hours are in effect for New Year’s, however.

Where: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

New Year’s Day hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Image: Vancouver Aquarium

Image: Vancouver Aquarium

Robson Square skating rink

Strap on your skates and glide across the ice in downtown Vancouver on New Year’s day. It’s free if you bring your own skates.

Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

New Year’s Day hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TELUS World of Science

Spend the day discovering science. Hangovers best left at home.

Where: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

New Year’s Day hours: Noon to 6 p.m.

Shop for a party

The following private liquor stores in Vancouver are open on New Year’s Day, but remember BC Liquor Stores are closed:

Ski the local mountains

Grouse Mountain

New Year’s Day hours: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mount Seymour

New Year’s Day hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cypress Mountain

New Year’s Day hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Whistler Blackcomb

New Year’s Day hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Image: Grouse Mountain via Facebook

Image: Grouse Mountain via Facebook

Go shopping

Pacific Centre

New Year’s Day hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Robson Street

New Year’s Day hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Oakridge Centre

New Year’s Day hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Metropolis at Metrotown

New Year’s Day hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Park Royal

New Year’s Day hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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