Growing up in this region, I always hated snow in the city. On the mountains it’s great. But in the city, it’s awful. Traffic drags, it’s too cold to stay outside for long (notwithstanding Remy’s recent post on Best Places for Sledding in Vancouver), and the novelty wears off as soon as I have to shovel the walkway. Basically, if you’re too old to hope for school closures, it sucks.
If you, too, are a snow curmudgeon, check out this list of 12 Indoor Things to Do in Vancouver When it Snows (and please add your own suggestions in the comments):
- Play indoor beach volleyball at Richmond’s 6Pack Indoor Beach.
- Cook yourself in the hot pool at the Hillcrest Aquatic Centre.
- Cruise the malls: Downtown’s Pacific Centre and the gargantuan Metropolis at Metrotown.
- Go indoor skydiving at the Fly Zone in Delta.
- Enjoy tropical temperatures (for cheap!) at Queen Elizabeth Park’s Bloedel Conservatory.
- Let the kids run wild at the Granville Island Kids Market (which includes the indoor Adventure Zone).
- Scale the heights at Vancouver’s indoor climbing centres: Cliffhanger Climbing Vancouver & The Edge Climbing Centre in North Vancouver
- See Luminescence at the Vancouver Aquarium.
- Grab discount tickets to a Vancouver stage play: Tickets Tonight.
- Visit the newly-renovated Telus World of Science.
- While away the hours at a world-class museum: Vancouver Art Gallery or UBC’s Museum of Anthropology.
- Make your own art: Collage Collage & Make on Granville Island
Have more ideas for indoor things to do in Vancouver when it snows? I’d love to hear some more unusual suggestions, but I’ll take any ideas you’ve got!