Explore a magical outdoor playground by day, dream of tomorrow’s adventure by night.
Whether you’re looking for outdoor thrills, fun family activities, or just a way to unplug and unwind, with Vancouver’s North Shore, it’s all as easy as flipping a switch.
From frost-covered forests to snow-capped mountains, the epic natural beauty of the North Shore is a peak winter wonderland experience for anyone who loves the outdoors. Trek through trails and feel the refreshing mountain air on your face while snowshoeing on Cypress Mountain, feel the thrill of sliding down Mount Seymour at the Toboggan Park or Tube Park or gracefully glide over the 8,000 square foot mountain top ice skating pond at Grouse Mountain.
Suit up and hit the slopes for unparalleled skiing and snowboarding on all three iconic mountains, and experience the exhilaration of sliding downhill through fresh powder on some of the most loved runs in the world. There’s snow place like the North Shore.
Make the most of sweater weather and enjoy the coziness of the season by sipping on something warm and exploring indoor activities with family and friends. No need to hibernate on the North Shore, there’s lots to discover–come in from the cold and get comfortable at one of the North Shore’s many cafes, restaurants and distilleries. Treat yourself to a decadent pasty at Temper Pastry, sample the crisp flavours of the season with a cider tasting at Windfall Cider or a make stop at Copperpenny Distilling, a local North Shore distillery that was recently awarded The Global Gin Masters Award.
Make your way to the water’s edge at The Shipyards and enjoy upscale comfort food classics at Tap & Barrel Shipyards. Just a few steps away you’ll find The Polygon, where you can spend the day wandering through the largest non-profit photography gallery in Western Canada.
The Polygon Gallery
From bright lights to traditional seasonal pastimes, you’ll find all kinds of indoor and outdoor family fun on the North Shore. Lace up your skates and get your whole crew on the ice indoors at the The Shipyards Commons skate plaza, or visit the skating pond at Grouse and experience the breathtaking light installations on the mountain for Peak of Christmas at Grouse.
Shipyards Skate Plaza
For something educational and fun, explore the Museum of North Vancouver to learn about the local art, culture and history of the area. To capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season, make sure you don’t miss Canyon Lights–hundreds of thousands of lights throughout Capilano Suspension Bridge Park create a magical tapestry guaranteed to leave visitors of all ages wide-eyed with wonder.
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Looking for a place to stay that’s central to both city and nature? Book a hotel stay on Vancouver’s North Shore. You’ll be within minutes of top outdoor attractions and activities, and just a 12-minute SeaBus ride away from downtown Vancouver.
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