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

48 Hours in Vancouver for Thrill Seekers

Photo Credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

Photo Credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on Inside Vancouver featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on thrilling adventures for travelers who love to add a little spice to their vacations to make things interesting.

What You’ll Need for This Adventure:

• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Surfboard/Kiteboard
• Snowboarding Gear/Clothing (Equipment can be rented on the mountain)
• Hiking Boots
• Warmer clothing for higher altitudes
• Mountain Bike
• Daredevil Attitude

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Thrill Seekers

Vancouver’s Mountain Ziplining: An adrenalin-pumping alternative to hitting the slopes

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British Columbia is known around the globe for its challenging slopes and world-class skiing and snowboarding.   But adrenalin junkies looking for adventure in the Vancouver mountains also have a much less conventional option: ziplining.

As the name suggests, ziplining involves zipping along on high-tension metal cables suspended high above the ground while strapped into a special safety harness.  And Grouse Mountain, whose peaks rise to nearly 4,000 feet just outside the city of Vancouver, is home to a gravity-defying network of high-speed zip lines.  Hung in the mountain’s old growth forests, the lines carry riders at speeds up to 48 miles per hour.

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Vancouver’s Mountain Ziplining: An adrenalin-pumping alternative to hitting the slopes