Top 5 Tips to Remember for New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

New Year’s Eve – the party of all parties! The night you’ve been planning all month and the night you (hope) doesn’t turn into a bust.

If you’re like most us, you’ve probably had your share of good, overhyped, (and bad) New Year’s nights. So unless you plan on crossing your fingers and hoping things go smoothly, be sure to take in a few pointers that will start your New Year off on the right foot.

Here are my Top 5 tips to get you ready for the big night:

1. Don’t wait till the last minute!

NYE parties fill up quickly and they get more expensive as you get closer to the end of the month. Plan your party in advance and save the hassle of scrammbling around last minute.

with that in mind…

2. Attend the right event

Everyone is different. Some people are looking for mellow and quiet whiles others are looking to dress up and do it big!

Whatever your fancy, make sure you research your party or venue before hand. New Year’s can often be an expensive night, so you don’t want to waste it in a place where you’re uncomfortable.

If you’re looking for the club experience, here’s a list of parties that are going on in Vancouver, put together by ClubZone.

For a more diverse list of options, check out the top 10 events in the city put together by

3. Don’t drink too much

This is probably the tip that is least considered and most often forgotten.

New Year’s night is notorious for over-consuming, so make sure you’re not the victim this year! Be smart and plan to remember your New Year’s the next day.

Know your limit!

4. Plan a safe ride home

New Year’s is NOT the night to be driving.

Black Gloves

First of all, you’re likely going to be drinking and it goes without saying, do not drink and drive.

Secondly, driving (and sometimes even cabbing) can be a time consuming process. There’s normally quite a bit of traffic at the end of the night and finding a cab is no easy task.

Avoid the hassle by staying at a hotel close to your venue or plan for a pickup.

Right now Black Gloves Luxury Transportation is offering 25% off their hourly rate on New Year’s Eve. That means they will pick you up in a luxury chauffer driven sedan at a rate starting at $64, which might even be cheaper than a cab!

A great way to get home and ride to your event in major style!

To contact Black Gloves, call: 604.844.2826 or visit

5. Bring in New Year’s at the Pan Pacific Vancouver! …Obviously!

This new year, you can bring in 2011 with a Waterfront Atrium view and a 5-star buffet spread as you party well into 2011.

You’ll also be treated to a live band with the sounds of the Goby Catt and the Catt Pack Band.

New Year’s is always a fan favourite at the Pan Pacific, so be sure to join us for the party!

So there you have it! before you start working hard on those New Year’s resolutions, be sure cap off 2010 with a bang! Remember, be safe, plan ahead and enjoy the night!

Happy New Year!