6 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver

Skaters at night on the Whistler Olympic Plaza skating rink

Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

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 skate outdoors on man-made rinks. Here are six places to go ice skating outdoors around Vancouver, including two rinks that are brand-new for 2019!

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6 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver

Mountain Alternatives to Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding in Vancouver

Photo credit: Justin Liew | Flickr

Vancouver is known for its close proximity to the mountains, and it’s no secret that Vancouverites love skiing and snowboarding. Though it rarely snows in the city, we have some of the best ski and snowboard facilities on our local mountains, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and Mount Seymour. But what if downhill skiing or snowboarding isn’t your cup of tea? Or what if you’d rather try something different? Luckily, the local mountains offer a lot more than just downhill skiing and snowboarding. So if you’d like to try your hand at something different, here are some mountain alternatives to skiing and snowboarding.

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Mountain Alternatives to Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding in Vancouver