9 Ways to Celebrate Snow at Grouse Mountain’s 24 Hours of Winter Event

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain Resort in Vancouver

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Grouse Mountain’s annual 24 Hours of Winter Event has been a Vancouver favourite since it began in 2010. The resort keeps the gondola and ski lifts running overnight, plus adds in tons of fun activities. In 2020, 24 Hours of Winter happens on February 22nd and 23rd. Here are a few ways to celebrate winter during the event.

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9 Ways to Celebrate Snow at Grouse Mountain’s 24 Hours of Winter Event

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

Vancouver Ski Hills are Open! Here’s What’s New for the 2019/2020 Season

Skiing at Whistler Blackcomb

Photo credit: Destination BC/Robin O’Neill

Vancouver is spoiled for choice when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. We have three local mountains on the North Shore, plus three more a short drive away to the north and east. With three of the ski resorts open already and the remaining three scheduled to open in the next week or two, we’re getting excited about hitting the slopes. Here’s what you can look forward to at each resort for the 2019/2020 season.

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Vancouver Ski Hills are Open! Here’s What’s New for the 2019/2020 Season

Grouse Mountain to open Saturday for skiing and riding!

grouse mountain ski season

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It’s the news that skiers and riders have been waiting to hear! Grouse Mountain is opening this Saturday to kick off the 2019/20 season with limited terrain starting on Saturday, November 30th at 9am.

Although we haven’t been getting much precipitation these days, the recent cold temperatures have allowed for some excellent snowmaking conditions.

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Grouse Mountain to open Saturday for skiing and riding!

8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

mountain bikers on a trail in North Vancouver, BC

Photo Credit: Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism

The Vancouver area is known around the world as a mountain biking destination. Since the late 80s and 90s, local riders and trail builders have been at the forefront of the mountain bike scene. That means Vancouver has lots of gnarly trails for expert riders. But if you’re just starting out, don’t be intimidated: there are tons of beginner-friendly trails in the Vancouver area too. Here’s run-down on some local riding areas.

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8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

A woman taking photos of ducks, geese and swans at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Spotting wildlife at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Suzanne Rushton

Vancouver is known as a city connected to nature. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that there are lots of places near Vancouver to spot wildlife. You can see eagles, seabirds, raccoons, beavers, coyotes, whales, dolphins, seals, frogs, bears, bunnies and lots more. Grab your camera and maybe some binoculars, and head to one of these ten wildlife hot spots.

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Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

The Grouse Grind is Open for 2019 + 5 Reasons You Should Seek the Peak

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Are you ready to challenge your legs and seek the peak? Known as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, the Grouse Grind is now open for the season at Grouse Mountain! The popular trail recently had a facelift and is ready for its closeup. If you haven’t yet experienced this epic and iconic trail, here are some fun facts, tips, and five reasons to give it a go.

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The Grouse Grind is Open for 2019 + 5 Reasons You Should Seek the Peak