4 Winter Sports You Can Do After Work in Vancouver

Night skiing at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain

During Vancouver winters, outdoor sports aren’t just reserved for weekends. Head up to the mountains on weekday evenings to play in the snow after dark. You’ll enjoy quiet trails and the serene quiet of the snowy forest at night. Here are four winter sports you can do after work in Vancouver.

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Safety First: AdventureSmart recommends bringing a backpack with essential safety and first aid gear on every outdoor adventure. Check the forecast and pack extra clothing for the weather. Leave a trip plan so someone knows where you are going and when you will be back.


Outdoor Ice Skating

Book the Skyride up to Grouse Mountain to glide across their frozen pond. Skating is included with your Mountain Admission ticket, and there are rentals on site. With festive lights illuminating the rink, you can skate until 9 p.m. every night.

Mountain top ice skating on a pond at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain


Night Skiing

Enjoy the sparkle of city streetlamps far below you as you do laps at Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour. All three North Shore mountains have illuminated runs for night skiing and snowboarding. They have reduced prices for weeknights too.

Grouse Mountain: Half of the runs at Grouse Mountain are open for night skiing each night until 9 p.m. Book lift tickets online in advance.

Cypress Mountain: Choose from 14 lit runs accessed from five different chairlifts. You can ski each evening until 10 p.m. Book lift tickets online in advance.

Mount Seymour: Ski under the lights at Mount Seymour each night until 9:30 p.m. They have twelve runs with lights. Book lift tickets online in advance.

Ski slopes lit up for night skiing at Cypress Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Cypress Mountain/Facebook



Enjoy the snowshoe trails after dark by signing up for an evening snowshoe tour at one of the North Shore Mountains. Cypress Mountain’s Lights to the Lodge experience takes you down a trail of twinkling lights to the historic Hollyburn Lodge. Take a guided snowshoe tour by headlamp at Grouse Mountain or Mount Seymour. Or add some warm and tasty cheese or chocolate to your outing by booking a snowshoe fondue tour at Mount Seymour or Grouse Mountain.

Moonlight snowshoe tour on Grouse Mountain

Photo: Grouse Mountain/Facebook


Cross Country Skiing

Glide through the forest under glowing lights at Cypress Mountain’s Nordic Ski Area. They have 7.5 km of trails that are lit up each evening until 10 p.m. There are discounts for evening trail tickets too, but you need to book online in advance.

Cross country skiing at night at Cypress Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Nordic Racers Ski Club

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