13 Terrain Parks at Vancouver Area Ski Areas to Ride This Winter

A skier at the Grouse Mountain Terrain Park

A skier hits a jump on the Cut at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Grouse Mountain

Challenge yourself to get some air under your skis or snowboard this winter with a visit to a terrain park. Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains are home to 13 terrain parks spread across three ski resorts. With features ranging from beginner to expert, skiers and snowboarders of all abilities can hit the jumps, bumps, rails, and boxes at these Vancouver area terrain parks.

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13 Terrain Parks at Vancouver Area Ski Areas to Ride This Winter

6 Unique Vancouver Area Snowshoe Tours to Experience This Winter

Snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain

Snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Rishad Daroowala

Hit the snowshoe trails with a guide this winter. Vancouver’s North Shore mountains are offering lots of fun guided snowshoe experiences. With six types of tours to choose from, one of these unique Vancouver snowshoe tours is sure to land on your winter bucket list.

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6 Unique Vancouver Area Snowshoe Tours to Experience This Winter

Where to Go Sledding and Snow-Tubing Near Vancouver This Winter

Snow tubing at the Coca Cola Tube Park in Whistler

Snow tubing at Whistler Blackcomb. Photo: Destination BC/Rick Collins

Kids love sliding down a snowy slope on a sled, and adults will love unleashing their inner child to join in on the fun. Here are our picks for the best places to go sledding, tobogganing, and snow tubing near Vancouver for winter 2020/21.

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Where to Go Sledding and Snow-Tubing Near Vancouver This Winter

10 Family-Friendly Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver This Winter Break

Family sledding at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Family sledding at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Grouse Mountain

Looking to keep the kids entertained this Winter Break and want to make some holiday memories too? Plan an outdoor adventure that the whole family will enjoy. Here are our picks for the best Vancouver area family-friendly things to do outside this Winter Break.

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10 Family-Friendly Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver This Winter Break

December’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Velodrome Trail

The view of Vancouver from Burnaby Mountain.

The view of Vancouver from the top of the Velodrome Trail on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Ann Badjura on the Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

When snow blankets Vancouver’s mountains, it can be tough to find a good workout hike. Enter the Velodrome Trail. This steep path is sometimes called Burnaby’s version of the Grouse Grind. It climbs steeply up the north side of Burnaby Mountain on a gravel trail and wooden stairs. At the top, you can enjoy views of downtown Vancouver from the Kamui Mintara (Playground of the Gods) sculpture.

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December’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Velodrome Trail

Après-Ski in West Coast Style in Vancouver

Apres-ski Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain via The Burrard

Ski season isn’t just about enjoying the chairlift ride up the mountain or feeling the rush of wind on your way down a ski hill. Après-ski plays a big part in Vancouver’s mountain sports scene. Here’s where to ‘après‘ with your immediate household or core bubble in the city this winter.

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Après-Ski in West Coast Style in Vancouver

3 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver This Winter

A family skating on the outdoor rink in Whistler BC

Photo: Tourism Whistler

Skating is a quintessentially Canadian winter activity. With Vancouver’s mild winters, it doesn’t usually get cold enough in the city to skate on frozen ponds. However, thanks to modern technology, you can still skate outdoors on man-made rinks. Here are three places to go ice skating outdoors around Vancouver this winter.

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3 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver This Winter