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

5 Things To Do in Vancouver When It Snows

Pacific Spirit Park. Photo credit: Wendy Cutler | Flickr

It rarely snows heavily in Vancouver, if at all, so with the recent snowfall in Vancouver it got me thinking: What on earth do you do when it snows in Vancouver? Unless you’re heading up to the mountains, coming up with snow-appropriate activities in Vancouver can be a head-scratcher. Rain, I’m accustomed to and can work well with; snow is a mystery. Luckily, the snow lasted a few days longer than normal for Vancouver (aka a few days in total), giving me ample time to come up with some snow-related ideas. Here are five things to do in Vancouver when it snows:

1. Take a walk. You know the snow won’t last long, so enjoy it while you can! Take in the snow’s calm beauty with a walk in the park or woods. Walk along the trails in Stanley Park, Pacific Spirit Park, and Everett Crowley Park, or stroll through Queen Elizabeth Park and VanDusen Botanical Garden for snow-covered nature at its finest. The snow-covered trees and trails will almost make you feel like you’re in the wild.

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5 Things To Do in Vancouver When It Snows