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Finding it hard to come up with fun family-friendly Winter activities? It just got a lot easier!  Here are 45 ideas for fun family-friendly things you can do with the kids this winter in Metro Vancouver and the Sea to Sky.



  1. Strap on your skates for some Indoor skating 
  2. Hit the slopes on our local North Shore mountains – Cypress, Grouse, Seymour 
  3. Book a luge lesson at the Whistler Olympic Park
  4. Try cross country skiing at Cypress Mountain’s Nordic Area 
  5. When there is snow you can toboggan for free at The Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Park, or West Point Grey Academy, !
  6. Tubing at Gnarly’s Tube Park brings out squeals of joy!
  7. Snowshoeing the Lights To The Lodge trails.
  8. Date night Winter fondue tour!
  9. Sign up for a Winter fun run.
  10. Release some adrenaline by Ziplining
  11.  Be a tourist at home on the Vancouver hop-on-hop-off bus
  12.  Explore the market on Granville Island
  13. Hiking trails in Metro Vancouver are free to visit.
  14. Take the plunge at the Polar Bear Swim
  15. Take in the view & activities at Sea to Sky Gondola
  16.  Escape the rain and enjoy the quiet at the Vancouver Art Gallery
  17.  Soar over mountains & forests at FlyOver Canada 
  18. Warm up at the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
  19. Grab some binoculars and check out the best birding spots near Vancouver 
  20. Take part in the Great Eagle Count in Squamish.
  21. Go below ground at the Britannia Mine Museum
  22. Take Fido for a walk at one of Vancouver’s off-leash dog parks.
  23. Learn about local indigenous traditions at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
  24. Even if you didn’t hit the slopes you can enjoy the Fire & Ice Show in Whistler
  25. Get into the thrill of the hunt with local geocaching 
  26. Have a day on the farm at Maplewood Farm
  27. Catch a Canucks or Giants hockey game
  28. Reach for the stars at the HR MacMillan Space centre
  29. Develop a love of learning at Science World
  30.  Dive into history at the Museum of Anthropology
  31.  Set sail at the Vancouver Maritime Museum
  32. Enjoy a tropical paradise at The Bloedel Conservatory
  33. Play at indoor beach at 6 Pack Beach
  34. Scale the walls at an Indoor climbing centre like Climb Base 5
  35. Rip it up at and Indoor skate park  
  36. Spend the afternoon at one of the many indoor pools 
  37. Celebrate Chinese New Year 
  38. Graze your way along the dumpling trail 
  39. Find a Winter Market 
  40. Get a birds eye view of Vancouver 
  41. Have tea with cats or rabbits 
  42.  Catch a Whitecaps soccer game 
  43. Test your skills in an escape room  
  44. Have a covered winter picnic 
  45. Enjoy a VSO kids concerts

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