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Winter in Vancouver

Winter is a magical season in Vancouver British Columbia. Close proximity to alpine activities, culturally enriching festivities like the Lunar New Year Festival, and dogsledding excursions make the city a major destination despite the cold temperatures. This list highlights the best things to do in Vancouver during the winter months. Cover Image: Strolling through the Festival of Lights. Image courtesy of VanDusen Botanical Garden.

  • 1.

    Go to Grouse Mountain

    Go to Grouse Mountain

    Just a stone's throw from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a haven for winter sports

  • 2.

    Visit Mount Seymour

    Visit Mount Seymour

    Play all day on the slopes of Mount Seymour just north of the city.

  • 3.

    Lunar New Year Festival

    Lunar New Year Festival

    Ring in the Chinese New Year during Vancouver's Lunar New Year Festival

  • 4.

    Dogsled Whistler

    Dogsled Whistler

    Take an adventure-packed dogsledding tour of the Callaghan Valley in Whistler

  • 5.

    Ice Skating in Robson Square

    Ice Skating in Robson Square

    Enjoy Vancouver's only outdoor ice skating rink

  • 6.

    Vancouver Christmas Market

    Vancouver Christmas Market

    A holiday tradition that features more than 80 huts of authentic German sweets, treats, and treasures

  • 7.

    Festival of Lights

    Festival of Lights

    Over one million lights create a dazzling display against a lush botanical backdrop.

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