<img src="http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=15350591&cv=2.0&cj=1" /> Skating & Snowshoeing in Vancouver: Where to Go - SavvyMom
Vancouver Skating

Skating & Snowshoeing in Vancouver: Where to Go


Sure, the cold weather and snow lose their appeal shortly after the holidays are over, but every winter in Canada is a long one, so we might as well embrace it. And what better way to do that than to get moving with your loved ones until your cheeks go bright pink. Here are two fun ways to make the most of our winter weather as a family.

Public Skating

Robson Square

Head to Robson Square for a healthy dose of public skating. Did we mention it’s free? (If you bring your own skates, that is). Rentals are also available on site if you need them. If you prefer a larger indoor skating venue, try the Richmond Oval’s beautiful facility, where you don’t have to bundle up to the same extent, and an indoor concession serves everything from muffins to hot chocolate.

Or, check out one of the eight indoor skating rinks in Vancouver with drop-in public skate times here. Now, lace up those skates and get moving!


Hiking takes on a new purpose when you strap on snowshoes. Head to Grouse Mountain’s Munday Alpine Park for a fantastic variety of novice to expert trails. The tram ride itself is part of the fun, delivering you into a snowy paradise. Snowshoes are available for rent at the Fireside Hut, located beside the skating area.

Good to know: New moms can even take a ‘Baby & Me’ Clinic, so you can get outside and meet other parents and their babies over an hour and a half guided tour followed by snacks and beverages. Fun!

If you have your own snowshoes, hike up Hollyburn Mountain on Cypress for free. Park before the cross-country ticket booth and follow the poles. The trail is also dog-friendly.

So, are you ready? Bundle up and get out there! And let us know if you’ve got any suggestions for some other great places to hit up in the winter.

Tagged under: ,,,,,,,,,,


Similar Related Posts:

  • girl wearing eye glasses
    • No Category
    • May 25, 2018

    How well can your child see? When kids should visit the eye doctor

    Do you know how well can your child see? We didn't. Here's a look at why eye exams for children are so important (before they start elementary school) and some free resources for families.

  • how often should you bathe your kids
    • No Category
    • May 25, 2018

    How Often Should You *Really* Be Bathing Your Kids?

    Is there some kind of rule about bathing kids? Am I wrong to assume my son really just needs to be bathed if he's super dirty and stinky?

  • Kids Summer Shoes
    • No Category
    • May 25, 2018

    Best Kids' Shoes for Spring and Summer 2018

    Spring and summer call for a wide assortment of shoes for kids – hikers for the trails, sandals for the dog days of summer, and sneaks and other fun footwear for everything in between. Heres a list of our favourites for 2018.

  • Best Books for Your Tiny Feminist
    • No Category
    • May 24, 2018

    Best Books for Your Tiny Feminist

    We love to celebrate the strength and accomplishments of women of all ages and demographics. And one of the ways you can help teach your kids about strong women is by exploring books on feminism, women in history, and stories that feature strong girl characters.

more articles