Outdoor Activites to Do Around Vancouver on Family Day 2024

Kids take a ski lesson at Mount Seymour in Vancouver

Kids ski lessons at Mount Seymour. Photo: Mount Seymour

Hit the slopes, have a campfire, go sledding, take and hike and lots more. Here are our picks for the best outdoor activities to do around Vancouver this Family Day (February 19, 2024).

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Outdoor Activites to Do Around Vancouver on Family Day 2024

How to Night Ski and Après in Vancouver

Night skiing at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Watch the sunset from a mountain top, then swish downhill on lighted runs while the city lights twinkle beneath you – that’s night skiing in Vancouver. Here’s how to make it happen, plus where to après-ski.

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How to Night Ski and Après in Vancouver

One Amazing Winter Day in Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver with snow on the North Shore Mountains.

Downtown Vancouver with snow on North Shore mountains. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Clayton Perry

From beach walks to ski slopes with breaks for incredible food, sightseeing, and art, you can experience Vancouver’s nature, adventure, and culture all in one amazing winter day.

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One Amazing Winter Day in Vancouver

A Beginner’s Guide to Exploring the Snow in Vancouver

Snowshoers at Grouse Mountain

Snowshoers at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Grouse Mountain

Vancouver’s ocean-influenced climate is mild, even in winter. But you can experience snow without leaving the city by taking a trip to the North Shore Mountains to go snowshoeing or sledding.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Exploring the Snow in Vancouver

5 Ways to Learn More About Indigenous Cultures This Year in Vancouver

hiininaasim Tommy Happynook; The silent song in what was not written, 2023; Screen print on drums, 24 x 3 in. and 28 x 3 in.; Courtesy of the artist

Vancouver has pledged to being a City of Reconciliation, with a Reconciliation Framework adopted in 2014. Part of reconciliation is about further education and celebration of the rich cultures of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, on whose unceded traditional territories Vancouver is situated.

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5 Ways to Learn More About Indigenous Cultures This Year in Vancouver

New Hobbies You Can Start in Vancouver in 2024

Biking in Derby Reach Regional Park in Langley

Biking in Derby Reach Regional Park. Photo: Metro Vancouver

New year, new you? Why not make your New Year’s resolution both fun and achievable? From forest bathing to trail running, add these new hobbies to your 2024 Vancouver goals.

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New Hobbies You Can Start in Vancouver in 2024

Train for These 2024 Races in Vancouver

Cyclists biking over the Lions Gate Bridge during the RBC GranFondo Whistler

Cyclists biking over the Lions Gate Bridge during the RBC GranFondo Whistler. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Heath Moffat

Make training for a race your New Year’s resolution this year. From running, to biking, to triathlons and more, Vancouver is hosting some epic races in 2024.

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Train for These 2024 Races in Vancouver