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Top Ten Things to do This Winter

Things to do.

Start the year off with a big with our top ten things do this winter on Vancouver’s North Shore. Here’s how to warm up your plans this January and February.

1. Hit the Slopes on our Local Mountains

snowboarding grouse mountain

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

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

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. Do Some Outdoor Ice Skating

People Ice skating in large warehouse

We have two fantastic options for outdoor ice skating on Vancouver’s North Shore. On Grouse Mountain you can enjoy their 8,000 square foot mountain top ice skating pond, the only one of its kind on the West Coast! Our newest plaza is the free skate plaza at Shipyards Commons where you can skate in the covered outdoor rink with views of Downtown Vancouver.

 

5. Go on a Culinary Adventure

high end food and wine on table

Explore the diverse cuisine of Vancouver’s North Shore. Get a taste of the local lifestyle, as you discover some of the best eateries on the North Shore. Dine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest food and beverage festival, runs from January 15th – 31st.

 

6. Go Snowshoeing

Grouse Mountain

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

Children learning at art gallery

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.

 

8. Visit Lonsdale Quay Market

Couple walking along boardwalk at dusk

The Lonsdale Quay Market 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

Cleveland Dam House

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 a great spot for pictures with the North Shore mountains and Capilano Lake as your backdrop.

 

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 of events including theatre, music, dance and film at theatres in North and West Vancouver.

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