Winter may be on its last leg, but there’s still time to enjoy all that the season has to offer. From exploring a new snowshoe trail to visiting Whistler Olympic Plaza, here are 8 things to do in BC before winter ends.

Visit Whistler Olympic Plaza

If you’re heading to Whistler for the weekend, a stop at the outdoor rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza is practically mandatory. Visitors can skate to their hearts’ content surrounded by mountain views and twinkling lights.

Note that The Snow Zone will open as soon as snow conditions permit, and guests are encouraged to bring their own skates. Admission is $2 per person without skate rentals, and $9 with skate rentals.

When: Open until mid-March
Where: 4365 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Cost: $2 to $9 admission

Go skiing/snowboarding 

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, these ski hills around Vancouver offer snow enthusiasts some great rental options, as well as unparalleled views. And all except one are officially open for the season!

Where: See our picks above

Go snow tubing

From Mt. Seymour to the Cypress Tubing Park on Bowen Island, to Sasquatch Mountain, there are plenty of places to go tubing in BC. So grab your pals and loved ones and get ready for a snow day that’s equal parts family-friendly and thrilling.

Where: Ski resorts across BC

Snowshoeing & cross-country skiing

There’s nothing that gets us excited for the winter season like an afternoon of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, and to that end, there are a ton of beautiful places to visit in BC to take advantage of the season. If you’re looking for a mix of popular mountain trails, hidden Nordic gems, and provincial park pathways, consider this list a solid place to start.

Where: See our picks above

Red Bull Slopesoakers

While technically a winter sendoff event, the Red Bull Slopesoakers competition & BBQ party is coming up this April, so we think it’s only appropriate to end this year’s ski season with a bang.

The event puts a unique twist on the classic pond skim concept, allowing competitors to show off their tricks on rails suspended above pools of water.

When: April 13th
Where: Panorama Mountain Resort, BC
Cost: $20 to participate

Go snowmobiling

From the scenic winter trails at Evanoff Park, to sledding hotspots like Revelstoke, Sicamous, and Wells, there are tons of opportunities to explore BC’s remote, often untapped, snowy terrain. There are snowmobile tour and rental companies across the province worth checking out if you want to cover more ground in a shorter time.

Where: Locations across BC

Go on a spontaneous winter road trip 

If you want to get out of the city for a bit, there are plenty of beautiful small towns with a lot of charm to explore in BC this winter. From Pemberton to Harrison Hot Springs, check out our list of some of the best spots for a spontaneous trip from Vancouver.

Where: See our picks above

Vallea Lumina 

The Winter Vallea Lumina experience takes visitors on an illuminated journey through some of Whistler’s most scenic forests, guided by twinkling lights and cryptic radio transmissions. The 1 km trail takes around 30 to 45 minutes to complete and is available to explore nightly from now until May 2024 – so you’ve got plenty of time to check this one out.

When: Now until May
Where: Sixteen Mile Creek Forest Service Road, Whistler
Cost: $40 to $45

So there you have it, snowbirds! Enjoy while you can!