Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Snap Photos In The Snow

Snowman at Sunset Beach | Photo: Norm Lee (Flickr)

Do you want to build a snowman? Well if you do, you’d better hurry! For the first time in 20 years, Vancouver has been blanketed in snow for an extended period of time, but the fluffy white stuff is about to see its final days. If you’re looking to create your own Olaf, or simply  snap a stunning photo in the snow before Spring arrives, here are some close-to-downtown spots on Vancouver’s North Shore where you can do just that.

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Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Snap Photos In The Snow

Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

 

Scenic views from the Snowshoe Grind Photo: D Coo Badger Photography

Missing your fitness fix on the Grouse Grind?  Resolved to up your fitness level in 2017? With epic snow on our North Shore Mountains if you have not yet traded your hiking boots for snowshoes, now might be the time to challenge the Snowshoe Grind!

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Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Go Ice Skating Outdoors

Robson Square Ice Rink | Photo: Clayton Perry (via Flickr)

Bundle up, strap on some skates, and participate in one of Canada’s most favourite Winter pastimes – ice skating! While Vancouver is packed with a wide variety of indoor ice rinks, these three outdoor skating spots are sure to keep the family time festive as you glide into a new year – the Canadian way. Here are the best places to go ice skating outdoors in and around Vancouver.

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Kids In Vancouver: Best Places To Go Ice Skating Outdoors

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Fireworks | Photo: CKNW

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors on New Year’s Eve, and it also doesn’t mean that you have to force your kids to stay up until midnight if you want to partake in the year-end festivities – at least not anymore!

Vancouver hasn’t forgotten about the families this New Year’s Eve, with a range of family-friendly activities fit for all ages. If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the celebrations happening in and around the city.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

Grouse Mountain Light Walk Returns to the Peak of Vancouver

Grouse mountain light walk 2016

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas atop Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. The wet weather the past few days has helped transform the mountain into a winter wonderland. It’s a great time to dust off the old ski jacket, mittens and snow boots because like it or not – winter is here!

This weekend marks the start of Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas, which brings Santa Claus, reindeer, and outdoor skating pond and more. One highlight of the event is the dreamy Light Walk feature that is coming back for a second year to guide you on a magical adventure through the snow-covered trees.

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Grouse Mountain Light Walk Returns to the Peak of Vancouver

Soar To New Heights On Grouse Mountain’s Skyride Surf Adventure

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Grouse Mountain Skyride Surf Adventure | Photo: Grouse Mountain

Thanks to Grouse Mountain’s new Skyride Surf Adventure, thrill-seekers can channel their inner James Bond and soar through the sky while standing on top of the cloud-grazing tram (thankfully, Bond’s tram-top fight sequence is not included).

The Grouse Mountain Skyride, a world-reknowned aerial tramway (the largest of its kind in North America), is introducing a new aeronautical adventure that will have guests flocking in droves to seek the peak in a new and exciting way – from a bird’s perspective.

Here’s what you can expect from this riveting rooftop ride.

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Soar To New Heights On Grouse Mountain’s Skyride Surf Adventure

The Grouse Grind Opens for the 2016 Season this Saturday

Photo:  janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Photo: janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

If you’re wondering how to get beach body ready fast, you’re in luck – because the Grouse Grind is opening up this weekend for the 2016 hiking season on Saturday, April 30 from 6:15am until 7pm.

Metro Vancouver has been busy making repairs to the trail and have announced that it is finally ready to be tackled. The Grouse Grind is an iconic hiking trail in North Vancouver that is more of a stairmaster and less of a walk in the park. Get your legs warmed up, because it’s time to get sweaty!

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The Grouse Grind Opens for the 2016 Season this Saturday