Winter Fun For the Whole Family In Vancouver

Brrrr. Feel that chill in the air?

Yep – it’s winter time again.

We realize some people see the months between November to March as a time to hibernate. Between scraping ice off your windshield, and constantly shoveling your driveway, what other options are there?

As it turns out, there’s plenty! Winter is a great time to travel, explore, and take the family on new adventures and make lasting memories.

Vancouver Travel Ideas

In the bustling city of Vancouver in particular, there are a variety of fun activities for you and your loved ones to make the most out of winter. If you’ve never been, then now is the perfect time to see for yourself.

Here are a few Vancouver travel ideas we recommend.

Stroll Through the Festival Of Lights & Enchanted Nights

For a truly magical experience, we recommend heading to VanDusen Botanical Garden to see the hugely popular Festival of Lights. During the month of December, workers and volunteers make this garden light up with ornate arrangements guaranteed to fill the heart with joy.

Highlights of the festival include:

  • A carousel
  • A fireside lounge where you can drink your favorite holiday beverage around a warm fire
  • Santa’s cabin, where your kids can meet Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself
  • Dancing lights that move to the sounds of classical, disco, and soul music

It’s recommended to get tickets as early as possible to secure a spot. Tickets can be purchased online starting Nov. 1st.

How much: $9-$12, depending on age. A family pass is available for $36.

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden: 5251 Oak St.

Dates: December 1 through January 6

Go to a Vancouver Canucks Game

What better way to experience winter in Canada than to go see Vancouver’s NHL all-star team do battle on the ice?

Perfect for sports-lovers, going to see the Canucks play can be a fun option for the whole family. Whether rink-side or in the nosebleed section, there are tickets available that are within any budget.

How much: Prices vary, check website.

Where: Rogers Centre, 800 Griffiths Way

Dates: October through June

Skating on Robson Square Ice Rink

Go to the heart of Vancouver and glide on ice. Brimming with festivities all year-long, Robson Square offers free ice-skating during the wintertime. Additionally, it is a popular spot to get street food and, in general, take in the vibrant downtown life of Vancouver.

How much: Free

Where: Robson Square, 800 Robson Street

Dates: December through February

Sounds Great… Where Do We Stay?

The last thing we want you to stress about on your trip is where you and your family are staying.

Many people find that staying with Sunset Inn & Suites is the perfect match for their vacation needs in Vancouver. Besides being close to the activities mentioned above, this is also because the hotel is entirely composed of suites, so it’s perfect when traveling with a family.

Our Vancouver suites include complimentary breakfast with waffles, Wi-Fi, and full HDTV TV channels. Guests and their families can also enjoy a walk on Sunset Beach, only a few blocks away.

Vancouver during winter is a memorable experience. When you arrive, we will have a warm, comfortable suite waiting for you and your family.

For more information on lodging with us, visit our website for more details, including pricing and availability.