Canada – Memorable and unique experiences during the winter

Whether one is looking for adventure, culture or fun, Vancouver winter days and nights offer visitors a plethora of memorable experiences.

There is no need to be an avid skier to take in the magnificent views from Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains. Enjoy the scenic gondola ride to the top of Grouse Mountain and explore the serene beauty of this winter playground through well-marked trails on snowshoes, winter’s fastest growing experience! The private snowshoe fondue tours offer an evening of adventure and fun. Post snowshoe, enjoy a delectable fondue with cheese, broth, and chocolate at The Observatory.

Vancouver offers winter visitors a myriad of cultural and sports events to enjoy. The colourful big top tent of Cirque Du Soleil can be seen at Concord Pacific Place where an adrenaline-packed show is sure to wow. Or catch the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver’s professional ice-hockey team, at Rogers Arena, for an evening of speed and exhilaration. Even if one is not into hockey, the atmosphere, liveliness, and excitement in the stadium makes for a thrilling night out for all.

In the heart of downtown Vancouver, The Robson Street Plaza, a provincial landmark designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson, has Vancouver’s only outdoor ice rink and is a great way to enjoy an afternoon. Originally opened in 2010, as Vancouver played host to the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games, the Plaza is centrally located, and an active site enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Don’t have your own skates? Not to worry as rentals are available throughout its season.