12 Fun Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver on Winter Break 2021/22

Sledding at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Grouse Mountain

Winter Break is a great time to get outdoors and explore nature in Vancouver. Choose from snowy activities like skiing and snowshoeing, holiday fun, hikes, and lots more. Use our picks for the best things to do outdoors in Vancouver on winter break to plan your adventures.

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12 Fun Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver on Winter Break 2021/22

20 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Christmas Lights Around Vancouver in 2021

Christmas lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Celebrate the season with thousands of twinkling lights. Check out 20 places to enjoy outdoor Christmas lights around Vancouver in 2021.

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20 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Christmas Lights Around Vancouver in 2021

Where to find some zen in the city this winter

Vancouver spa retreats

Settle in for a pedicure at CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Photo: Corey Stovin

It’s been a difficult year, but the Vancouverite spirit is strong. As temperatures cool down and we follow government guidelines, it’s important to remember that our beautiful city is full of safe places and ways to relax this winter. From pedicures to holiday lights and walking in the rain, it’s time to find some zen.

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Where to find some zen in the city this winter

8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses During the Holiday Season

VanDusen Botanical Garden with Christmas lights; support local this holiday season

Photo: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Did you know that buying a gift card from your favourite coffee shop means more to them than you could ever know? As we switch into festive mode, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses.

There are so many ways to show Vancouver businesses some love this holiday season — even the smallest purchase or a just a share on social media makes a difference.

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8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses During the Holiday Season

12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Lights Around Vancouver

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Holiday lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Celebrate winter with thousands of twinkling lights. Vancouver has tons of options for illuminated experiences!

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12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Lights Around Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Jan. 4, 2018

Happy New Year! Just in case the holidays were a little hectic for you last week, there’s still a weekend left to wander through many of Vancouver’s festive light displays. VanDusen, Bloedel, Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and the Chinese Lantern Festival all have their colourful lights turned on and ready for you to take a relaxing stroll into 2018.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Jan. 4, 2018

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, A Magical Winter Wonderland With Over 1 Million Lights

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, sponsored by YVR and Air France happening this year from December 1 to January 7! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, watch the famous dancing lights show on Livingstone Lake, sing along to your favourite holiday classics at the Festival Stage, listen to stories and take a selfie with Santa, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, warm up with a specialty beverage at their new licensed fireside lounge, savour tasty treats and much more.

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Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, A Magical Winter Wonderland With Over 1 Million Lights