What to Do on New Year’s Day in Vancouver

B.C. has the highest alcohol consumption in the country, and yet we’re the healthiest, most active province. That can only mean one thing: We like to exercise hung over. Clear the cobwebs away with some fresh air on New Year’s Day.

Running Start, 9 a.m.
Masochists and hardcore fitness freaks can kick off the New Year with Club Fat Ass’ 50 km (Yep, that 5-0 kilometres) Resolution Run along the trails, bike paths, and sidewalks of the city. Brockton Oval, Stanley Park, $25.

Thin Ice, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Last chance for some ice time at the Robson Square public rink before the Olympic crowds take over. Corner Robson St. and Howe St., free. Skate rental available.

Quick Dip, 2:30 p.m.
Plunge into the Pacific with over 2,100 other brave souls and celebrate the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club‘s 90th anniversary. English Bay Beach, free.

Hog Wild, 11 a.m.
Kick the year into gear with the Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club’s annual New Year’s Day Run (cars welcome). GVMC Clubhouse, 307 – 9785 192nd Street, Surrey, $20.

Brit Beats, 10 p.m.
Keep the motion going when top U.K. DJ Gareth Emery swirls up a storm with guests Danny Taylor and Montana & Res. Celebrities Night Club, 1022 Davie St., $25.

Image courtesy of timparkinson.

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