8 Easy Snowshoe Trails Near Vancouver

Snowshoers at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola

Have you always wanted to try snowshoeing? It’s one of the easiest winter sports to master. If you’re just starting, try one of these easy snowshoe trails near Vancouver.

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8 Easy Snowshoe Trails Near Vancouver

Your Vancouver Outdoors Bucket List for Winter 2021/22

Skiing at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Skiing at Grouse Mountain Tourism Vancouver / Kazutoshi Yoshimura

Winter is coming! In Vancouver, that means snow in the mountains, skiing, snowshoeing, and lots more. Here are our picks for Vancouver outdoor activities you’ll want to add to your winter bucket list for winter 2021/22.

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Your Vancouver Outdoors Bucket List for Winter 2021/22

10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Spend Family Day Weekend Outdoors in Vancouver

A family at the gondola platform at Whislter Mountain near Vancouve

Photo: Destination BC/Rick Collins

Want to plan some quality together time this Family Day Weekend? Go outside to the forest, the snow, the beach, and more. Here are ten ideas for kid-friendly outdoor fun around Vancouver this Family Day Weekend.

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10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Spend Family Day Weekend Outdoors in Vancouver

Where to Try Snowshoeing Near Vancouver: 5  Beginner-Friendly Places to Go

A group of snowshoers at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo credit: Grouse Mountain

Snowshoeing is one of the easiest winter sports you can try. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains are a great place to try snowshoeing for the first time. Bundle up in some warm clothes and head to one of these five beginner-friendly snowshoeing trails. Continue reading:
Where to Try Snowshoeing Near Vancouver: 5  Beginner-Friendly Places to Go

7 Outdoorsy Activities to Add to Your Vancouver Winter Bucket List

Vancouver's skyline and mountains covered in snow

Tourism Vancouver / Clayton Perry

Vancouver is pretty spectacular in the winter when the mountains are blanketed with snow. It may be a bit chilly out, but that’s no reason to hide indoors. There are so many fun outdoor activities to enjoy in Vancouver each winter. Here are our picks the best outdoorsy things you’ll want to add to your winter Vancouver bucket list. 

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7 Outdoorsy Activities to Add to Your Vancouver Winter Bucket List

Sea To Sky Gondola re-opens for winter with Christmas cheer

Snowshoeing is coming soon to the top of the Sea To Sky Gondola. Photo credit: Sea To Sky Gondola/Paul Bride.

Snowshoeing is coming soon to the top of the Sea To Sky Gondola. Photo credit: Sea To Sky Gondola/Paul Bride.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Sea to Sky Gondola, which just re-opened for its winter season on November 27. And while there’s not quite enough snow yet to strap on the snowshoes, rest assured that it’s coming…. and so is Santa.

Located in Squamish, about an hour north of Vancouver, the Sea To Sky Gondola made its debut last May and drew summer hikers and sightseers from far and wide.

After closing for a few weeks of maintenance in November, it’s now up and running and poised to launch new snowshoe trails and a new tube park for kids. There will also be backcountry ski touring for experienced skiers around and on Sky Pilot Mountain, Co-Pilot, Skyline Ridge, and Goat Ridge.

And this Friday (December 5), holiday activities kick off at the Summit Lodge to get everybody into the Christmas spirit. Fondue, anyone?

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Sea To Sky Gondola re-opens for winter with Christmas cheer

Incredible (and Easy) Winter Hiking in Vancouver

Photo credit: iwona_kellie | Flickr

Photo credit: iwona_kellie | Flickr

Grey skies and rainy days conspire to keep many Vancouverites cooped up indoors during the winter months.  There is a solution for cabin fever, however: Just look up.

The North Shore mountains, just across the Lions Gate Bridge from downtown, offer an outdoor playground during the winter months – and not just for skiers. Well maintained trails on Cypress, Grouse and Seymour Mountains give hikers and snowshoers a chance to stretch their legs in pristine alpine forest.

Among the best routes for beginners looking for an easy hike is the Dog Mountain Trail on Mt. Seymour, which is 5 kilometres round-trip and takes about two hours to complete.  I checked out the trail over the weekend, on a day when downtown Vancouver was blanketed in fog.

Up at the 935-metre base of Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver, however, the sun was shining bright and it was a balmy 9 degrees Celsius.   Continue reading:
Incredible (and Easy) Winter Hiking in Vancouver