Family Friendly Winter Activities in Vancouver

  • Winter in the the Lower Mainland is like no other. From mountain-top heli-skiing to skating in the heart of Vancouver, multicultural festivals and more, there is literally something for everyone. We’ve rounded up our favourite activities for you and the whole family to try this winter.

    Winter Activities For the Adventurers

    Ski or Board? Vancouver is close to four of the province’s best resorts; some the top in North America. From Whistler Blackcomb to Cypress Mountain, the host of alpine activities up at Grouse to Mount Seymour on the North Shore, there’s mountains of runs for every level.

    Grouse Mountain features snowshoeing trails, sleigh rides, and mountain ziplining, as well!

    Skate at the top of the world on Grouse Mountain, or on the free outdoor rink at Robson Square. Opposite the Vancouver Art Gallery in the heart of downtown, the rink is open until the end of February and offers rentals.

    Winter Activities For the Foodies

    Dine Out Vancouver is back! January 19th – February 4th. The annual restaurant event offers discount set menus so you can taste the best this city has to offer.

    The annual Hot Chocolate Festival is descending on Vancouver again as well, January 20th – February 14th. So grab the family and head out to sip some of the best cocoa in the city!

    Winter Activities For A Snow Day

    Winterruption returns February 17th – 19th on Granville Island. Featuring music, arts, performances and food, it’s shaping up to be a great weekend of fun for the whole family!

    Choose a pool in your area; there’s nine around town for a winter swim.

    Coming in February, the Lunar New Year Festival heats up at venues around town! Check their website for locations and times for all the events.


    What’s your favourite way to get the family together and spend an afternoon enjoying winter in Vancouver? Share with us on Facebook!

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