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Winter without frostbite? Check.

Vancouver’s mild climate and close proximity to alpine peaks gives winter adventurers the best of both worlds!

WEEKEND WINTER ITINERARY

day one

Flyover Canada

Head over to FlyOver Canada for a virtual flight across the country. A unique 4-D flight simulation ride, this is an exhilarating experience that sees you soar across Canada. You’ll quite literally experience the wind in your hair and the mist in your face!
Flyover Canada
Flyover Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Celebrate Canyon Lights, A Winter Festival November 22, 2019 to January 26, 2020. Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Zipline at Grouse Mountain

Experience a winter wonderland while ziplining at Grouse Mountain! The dual-line, five-line circuit gives you an adrenaline-pumping tour across the peaks and canyons of Grouse and Dam Mountains.
Zipline at Grouse Mountain
Zipline at Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondue Experience

Breathe in that fresh alpine air and get ready for your snowshoe guide to take you on a tranquil one-hour tour through some of the most picturesque winter landscapes and city views you can imagine. At the end of the tour, you’ll hang up the snowshoes and retreat to the cosy chalet for a three-course fondue dinner fireside in Altitudes Bistro.
Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondue Experience
Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondue Experience

day two

Vancouver Lookout

This morning, get your bearings by heading up to the Vancouver Lookout for a 360-degree view of the city, suburbs, ocean and mountains.
Vancouver Lookout
Vancouver Lookout

Pacific Centre Mall

From here, it’s a short walk to downtown Vancouver’s main shopping centre, the Pacific Centre mall. You’ll find lots of North America’s best-known stores along with flagship department stores such as Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom. Looking to give your credit card a bigger work- out? There are plenty more shopping options nearby such as on Robson, Alberni and Granville streets, or in historic downtown neighbourhoods like Gastown and Yaletown.
Pacific Centre Mall
Pacific Centre Mall

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont

After your morning of retail therapy, settle down for a traditional afternoon tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The city’s “grand dame” serves an elegant tea including the classic scones, finger sandwiches and tartlets, along with a “bubblegum tea” version for the kids. Grown-ups can opt to make their experience sparkle by upgrading to include a glass of bubbles.
Afternoon tea at the Fairmont
Afternoon tea at the Fairmont

Glide around Robson Square

Work off your treats with an ice-skating session in the middle of the city – Robson Square offers free skating on their rink throughout the winter, with skate rentals available at low cost. It’s a unique experience to glide around the ice just steps from bustling Robson Street!
Skate on Robson Street
Skate on Robson Street

Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Tonight, dine in grand style at Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar. A Canadian classic, the cosy, dark wood room with starched white tablecloths serves some of Vancouver’s best steak and finest cocktails. But make sure you don’t forget an order of their cheese toast – legendary!
Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Prohibition Bar

Interested in a nightcap? The subterranean Prohibition bar in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is just the place for a beautifully crafted drink in refined surroundings.
Prohibition Bar
Prohibition Bar

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