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Top 10 Winter Activities: Enjoy Vancouver in the Winter


Jump into the festivities and try out these top activities to do in Vancouver during the winter. When you are visiting you will love getting out and having some fun with friends and family. Remember to take some warm clothing with you on your visit and have fun in Vancouver!

1. VanDusen's Botanical Gardens

Check out the Festival of Lights at Vancouver's festive VanDusen’s Botanical Gardens. Enjoy twinkling lights, a magical feel, and the crisp winter air right through December. See this lush garden and embrace its magical ambiance.

2. Skate! Skate! Skate!

Get your skates on or rent some and enjoy skating around some of Vancouver’s best rinks. The Vancouver Park Board has listing of all skating rinks in Vancouver. Make sure you wrap up warm with scarves and gloves incase it's a bit chilly on the ice. Have fun!

3. Go Canucks!

Support Vancouver's popular hockey team this season and go to a Canucks game with friends and family. Check out the game schedule for 2008 and enjoy a visit to the famous GM Place. Don't forget to cheer them on in a big way!

4. Get Toasty!

If you want to get out and about for some yummy food to warm you up, why not visit warm restaurants that have a fireplace. Try Villa Del Lupo, the Fish House in Stanley Park, or Beyond Restaurant. They will definitely keep you warm and cozy!

5. Ski the Slopes

Go downhill or cross country skiing in Vancouver and feel the cool air upon your rosy cheeks. Mount Seymour, Mount Cypress and Grouse Mountain are some of Vancouver's breathtaking and most popular mountains.

6. Spend a Weekend in Whistler

Enjoy a fantastic weekend in Whistler, BC. Compare hotel rates in Whistler to find the best deal. Take the family for a visit or go on a fun trip with your best buddies. Whistler is beautiful and full of action.

7. Art anyone?

If you're looking for some culture while visiting and you want to escape the cold for a bit, try out the Vancouver Art Gallery where you will find local BC artist exhibitions and other various works of art.

8. Lights, Camera, Action!

You might want to get out, but stay indoors at the same time. Why not a movie? Go see a movie at one of Vancouver's movie theatres and enjoy some yummy popcorn and snacks. Check out the IMAX theatre for some amazing digital effects and movies.

9. Shop til you drop!

Ok, not literally, but if you want to get outside on a dry day while visiting, head to Robson Street and stroll up and down while peeking in some top shops.

10. Take a Tour of the City

If your on a short visit this winter, why not take a tour of the city and see a bit of everything. From Chinatown to the West End, you will enjoy attractions, popular restaurants and beautiful scenic views.
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