6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Cypress Mountain

Valentine’s Day celebrations might look a little different this year, which makes it a great time to celebrate outdoors. Here are six fun and totally romantic outdoor Valentine’s Day date ideas around Vancouver.

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6 Romantic and Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Around Vancouver

Family-Friendly Features at Vancouver’s Ski Hills

A family skiing together

Photo: Destination BC/Andrew Strain

Hitting the slopes with your kids this winter? All three of Vancouver’s ski hills have family-friendly features that will make your day at the resort a blast. We’ve got the details on kid-friendly ski runs, lessons, and ticket prices at Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour so you can plan a family ski day.

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Family-Friendly Features at Vancouver’s Ski Hills

4 Ways to Learn a New Winter Sport in Vancouver This Year

Skier at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Skiing at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Destination BC/Insight Photography

Do you look up to the gorgeous snowy mountains above Vancouver and just want to be there? Learn a new winter sport this year and make it a reality. With intro lessons and rentals, it’s easy to learn to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski, and backcountry ski in Vancouver. Find out how below.

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4 Ways to Learn a New Winter Sport in Vancouver This Year

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 Places to Ski Near Vancouver This Winter

The chairlift at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

Chairlift on Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Kazutoshi Yoshimura

Feel the swish of snow beneath your feet and the cold wind in your face: ski season is almost here! Due to COVID-19, the 2020/21 ski season will be a little different, but Vancouver’s local resorts are committed to safety and have put measures in place to ensure you can ski and ride this winter. Here’s everything you need to know about how to ski in Vancouver this winter at six local ski resorts. Continue reading:
6 Places to Ski Near Vancouver This Winter

Where to Go Cross-Country Skiing Near Vancouver

Cross country skiing near Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Cross-country skiing is a great way to explore the winter landscape. You can get a full-body workout or go for a casual cruise with friends. There are four cross-country ski areas near Vancouver to choose from. 

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Where to Go Cross-Country Skiing Near Vancouver

8 Unique Outdoor Adventures Near Vancouver to Experience This Winter

Dogsledding in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler

Dogsledding in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler. Photo credit: Canadian Wilderness Adventures

While Vancouver’s mountains might be best known for skiing, that’s not the only thing to do here in the winter. Our city offers so many other winter outdoor adventures, some of which are truly special. Here are our picks for the most unique Vancouver outdoor adventures you’ll want to try this winter. 

 

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8 Unique Outdoor Adventures Near Vancouver to Experience This Winter