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

Kids In Vancouver: Slide Down the Slopes of Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour | Photo: Jenn Chan (Flickr)

After a wave of snow blanketed Vancouver over the holiday season and into the New Year, the Winter wonderland has melted away and the warmer weather has begun to approach. But for those snow seekers who didn’t get a taste of the frosty fun, there’s no need to fret, because the snow is still falling at the top of Mount Seymour – a local mountain located only 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Here are a few ways you can slide down the slopes and play in the snow before Winter slips away.

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Kids In Vancouver: Slide Down the Slopes of Mount Seymour

Snow Days in Vancouver

Light Walk at Grouse Mountain Photo: Rob Weiss

SNOW.  Unlike our friendly neighbours to the east, snow in Vancouver is an anomaly, a rare occurrence to be treasured and enjoyed.  Although for many commuters, the mention of flakes in the forecast stirs up feelings of fear and dread, I find myself thrilled at the prospect.  Thoughts of the fluffy white stuff touch the prairie girl deep inside me, bringing back fond childhood memories of tobogganing, skating, snowball fights and snowmen.  Like frosting on a cake, a touch of snow brings a sort of seasonal flavouring to our majestic city. From the Peak of Christmas to the Robson Square Ice Rink, the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Vancouver.

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Snow Days in Vancouver

20 Ways Vancouverites Embraced The First Snowfall of Winter 2016

photo: Maxime Zenter

photo: Maxime Zenter

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It’s been a minute since we’ve seen snow in Vancouver. For many Vancouverites, it was a pleasant surprise!  Here’s how some of us embraced the first snowfall:

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20 Ways Vancouverites Embraced The First Snowfall of Winter 2016

#WinterLove – 10 Reasons to Join Vancouver’s Snow Watch

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Photo: Courtesy Grouse Mountain

Do you find yourself gazing longingly at the North Shore Mountains looking for that first dusting of snow? With temperatures dropping and heavy rain in the forecast it is that time of year when the annual snow watch begins. With each flake of snow we inch closer and closer to hitting the slopes. How incredible to live in a city where you can cycle, paddle and snowboard all in the same day!

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#WinterLove – 10 Reasons to Join Vancouver’s Snow Watch

No Snow, No Problem: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Vancouver Mountains, Without Snow

Photo credit: iwona_kellie | Flickr

Photo credit: iwona_kellie | Flickr

Take one glance at Vancouver’s North Shore mountains and you’ll probably notice something amiss: snow.  By mid December, the mountains are usually blanketed in white, fluffy snow and full of skiers and snowboarders swooshing down the slopes. This year, however, is a different story.

Never fear.  Not only are two of Vancouver’s three ski resorts actually open for business, but there are plenty of other ways to experience the mountains.  Here are 5 ways to enjoy the Vancouver mountains, with or without the white stuff:

Take a winter hike: Cypress and Seymour Mountains both boast great winter hiking along a network of trails.  Normally, snowshoes would be required but dry conditions this year mean you may be OK with a good set of hiking boots and some crampons if conditions are icy.  Popular, intermediate-level trails include Dog Mountain on Mount Seymour and Cabin Lake on Cypress Mountain. Both of these hikes can be completed in a few hours and offer fantastic views. (Be aware that all winter hiking is challenging and extra precautions are required.) Free Continue reading:
No Snow, No Problem: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Vancouver Mountains, Without Snow