Guide: 7 bucket list activities to do around Vancouver before winter is over
Winter won’t last forever, folks. Whether that makes you a little upset or puts a smile on your face, there are plenty of things to do in the cooler months that make Canada’s longest season special. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with Corona to come up with 7 bucket list activities to do in and around Vancouver this winter.
Sure, it’s an obvious one, but that’s what makes it a Vancouver winter bucket list item. After all, the obvious ones are the ones we always miss before it’s too late. Have a skate, enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, and maybe even aprés with a Corona.
When: Now until February 29, 2020
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: Free (Skate rentals are $5)
Undoubtedly one of the coolest things to do in Whistler, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola provides 360-degree views of the Village, surrounding mountains, forests, glaciers, and lakes. Plus, why not hit the chateau at the top of the mountain for the aprés ski and enjoy Corona with a view.
When: Winter tickets from no until April 19, 2020
Where: Whistler, BC
SKATE IN THE MOUNTAINS
Grouse Mountain, Joffre Lakes, Pemberton…the list goes on and on. Skating in the mountains is one of the purest winter bucket list activities every Canadian should have, and BC is a wonderful spot for it. Why not aprés skate with a Corona to round out a perfect winter’s day.
Harrison Hot Springs is a world-class hot springs destination and it’s only 1.5 hours away from Vancouver, so that’s a big win-win. Although it’s a minimum of $100 per person to get a day pass, the ultra-relaxed state you’ll end up in is well worth it. Heat up in the hot springs, then maybe cool down with a Corona and boom! You’ve got the perfect combo.
When: Open year-round
Where: 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs Cost: Check out packages here
Okay, so it’s pretty much the Grouse Grind but in snowshoes. It takes a little bit of a different route but we promise you it’s mighty challenging. This is obviously a workout, so if you’re feeling a Corona definitely save it for after.
Where: Grouse Grind, North Vancouver
Cost: $45 Gondola ticket
Winter provides a ridiculous amount of wild weather on Vancouver Island, leading to waves as high as 20-30 feet. This has led to Tofino becoming Canada’s only winter surfing destination and arguably the best of its kind in the world. Naturally, being on a beach (no matter the season) means a Corona might come in handy, so maybe head over to a waterfront pub to get your fill.
When: Dependent on season
Where: 35 Kilometres of surf-able Tofino beaches
Cost: Varies by gear rental, location.
A SCENIC WINTER HIKE
Hikes around Vancouver are gorgeous no matter the time of year, but the mild weather means they are always a solid option. Check a winter hike in Vancouver off your bucket list by hitting up Dog Mountain Trail at Mount Seymour or Quarry Rock in North Van. Plus, a post-hike Corona sounds like a dream.
Well, there you have it, folks! Those are our picks, with a little help from Corona, on what should be on your winter bucket list in Vancouver for the rest of the season. Enjoy yourselves!