Top 10 Winter Things to Do

Looking for things to do when you visit Vancouver’s North Shore? Of course we are known for our abundance of outdoor activities, but North Vancouver is also home to top attractions, great shopping and lots of great places to eat.

We have created a  top 10 list to help you decide what to do when visiting North Vancouver and West Vancouver. These are our recommendations for must-see and must do.

1. Hit the Slopes on our Local Mountains

1. Hit the Slopes on our Local Mountains

Vancouver’s North Shore has three local ski hills all located within 30 minutes of the city. The mountains usually open for the season in late November or early December. You can ski or snowboard on Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mt. Seymour. Nordic skiing is also available on Cypress Mountain.

2. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

2. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers visitors a unique mix of adventure, history and culture, which  makes this attraction a complete British Columbia experience and a must-see while visiting Vancouver.

3. Sample Local Craft Beer

3. Sample Local Craft Beer

The B.C. craft beer renaissance has taken hold in North Vancouver. If you love tasting craft beers, visit Vancouver’s North Shore where you will find a growing number of breweries offering unique and delicious local craft beers. You can taste a few samples and purchase the beer on-site in most locations.

4. Hike in Lynn Canyon Park

4. Hike in Lynn Canyon Park

You will experience a true West Coast rainforest when you go for a hike in Lynn Canyon Park. Cross the Suspension Bridge and go to Twin Falls or the 30-foot pool. Stop at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre for some learning and fun. FREE

5. Go on a Culinary Adventure

5. Go on a Culinary Adventure

Explore the diverse cuisine of Vancouver’s North Shore. Get a taste of the local lifestyle, as you discover some of the best sites and eateries on the North Shore. Dine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest food and beverage festival, runs from January 20th – February 5th, 2017.

6. Go Snowshoeing

6. Go Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is the perfect winter sport for everyone. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! All three North Shore mountains Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mt. Seymour have scenic snowshoe trails. You can rent snowshoes and book guided tours.

7. Visit the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

7. Visit the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art in North Vancouver is home to the acclaimed Artists for Kids Gallery. The Artists for Kids program has been acquiring masterworks from Canada’s leading artists for more than 20 years. Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12-5pm.

Admission by donation $5-$20/adult; children/youth free.

8. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

8. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

The Lonsdale Quay is a bustling market with a globally-inspired food court. A great place to find some unique gifts and delicious food.

9. Visit Cleveland Dam

9. Visit Cleveland Dam

At Cleveland Dam to view the impressive 300 foot spillway. During a rainy period you can see the water thundering over the falls. This is always are great spot for pictures with the North Shore mountains and Capilano Lake as you backdrop.

10. Take in a Show at a Local Theatre

10. Take in a Show at a Local Theatre

Visit one of our local theatres and take in a show.  You will find a variety events including theatre, music, dance and film at theatres in North and West Vancouver.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Check our Event Calendar to see what’s happening on Vancouver’s North Shore.

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