Upcoming Holiday Activities and Events in Vancouver

Christmas Canada

The holiday season is fast approaching! Looking for a festive activity to do on a winter day, here in Vancouver? Here’s a list of activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Ice Skating at Robson Square
Looking for a fun and thrift activity downtown? Rentals are $4.00, and admission is free. Skating runs from Thursday through Sunday, from December 1 to January 14.
For more information, please visit: http://www.robsonsquare.com/

Skiing, Snowboarding, or Snowshoeing
Lucky for us in Vancouver, there are a number of mountains which offer skiing and snowboarding.
Looking for an activity in the snow which is a little more relaxed than skiing or snowboarding? Snowshoeing might be a great activity for you!

Here are a few mountains in the area which offer winter sport activities:

Seymour – Try out the beautiful slopes of Seymour through skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. For more information visit: http://www.mountseymour.com/

Cypress – Try skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing on Cypress! For more information, visit: http://www.cypressmountain.com/

Grouse – Plenty to do on Grouse. In addition to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, there are also a number of fun holiday events going on. Check out https://www.grousemountain.com/peak-of-christmas for details.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park
The Bright Nights Train in Stanley park has beautiful holiday lights to see, as well as live performers along the train route. The train runs from Nov. 28 to January 1st. For more information please visit: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bright-nights-train.aspx

Festival of Lights in Vandusen Botanical Gardens
Holiday lights decorate VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights from December 1 to January 2. This year those who purchase a ticket will have a complementary carousel ride. For more information, please visit http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/festival-of-lights.aspx

Christmas Market Vancouver
The Annual Vancouver Christmas Market will be occurring at the Jack Poole Plaza (a new location from last year) starting November 26 – December 31. With over 50 food and artisan vendors, there’s something for everyone. For more information, please visit: http://vancouverchristmasmarket.com/

Festival Of Trees
This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees which will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Go to enjoy with an enchanted forest of decorated trees from participating donors to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital. For more information, please visit: https://www.bcchf.ca/events/event-calendar/festival-of-trees/vancouver/

Enchant Light Maze
Enchant 2016 will bring the world’s largest Christmas light maze to downtown Vancouver, near 1st and Crowe Street. There will also be artisan vendors, live performances, and warm holiday food and drinks to enjoy. Find information at: http://enchantchristmas.com/

Traditional Christmas Concerts by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
VSO offers 15 performances of traditional Christmas music at a variety of locations from December 11 onward. Tickets sell out fast! Find more information at:

Visit Granville Island
Lots to do at Granville Island for the Winter Season! See a play or improv performance, do a little Christmas shopping in the local artisan shops, or get some delicious local produce for a holiday dinner. To plan your visit: http://granvilleisland.com/

The holiday-time are a great time to get out and enjoy a winter activity with your friends and family. Happy Holidays!