Best Vancouver Winter tours

Vancouver is amazing and picturesque around the year. Spot the first signs of spring, enjoy rooftop bars in the summer, take in the beautiful shades of autumn orange, and be dazzled by Christmas lights in the winter. There is always something great to do in this vibrant city! Best Vancouver Winter tours | Snow show, ice tubing, Skilling, Sliding, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, and much more

Top things to do in Vancouver in winter

We believe it’s a little extra special during winter. The city is beautifully decorated, it tends to be less crowded and there is a chance of snow. There are plenty of things to do in Vancouver in winter, both indoors and outdoors. So what are you waiting for? Start packing today!

Vancouver winter tours

How cold does it get in Vancouver in the Winter?

Vancouver can get chilly in the winter but that doesn’t make it any less fun, Here’s a little pointer on what to expect when you visit during winter. The weather is typically mild, with occasional snowfall and temperatures generally hover between 5° to 9°. The coldest month is usually January when temperatures can get as low as -1°to -6.

Vancouver winter adventure

All you need is the right clothing! Don’t forget to pack a warm jacket, an umbrella in case of rain, and gloves if you want to explore Vancouver in winter. Check out our seasonal guide about  Vancouver Local tours for more ideas.

1-Vancouver Robson Square Ice rinks

The Vancouver Robson Square is perfect for a skate and mate date. In this magical place surrounded by frosted trees, you can drink mulled wine, eat toasted marshmallows, and warm up in the Cafe Bar.

2- Christmas markets

Wanting to join in the festive spirit? We recommend visiting the winter Tours. They bring together everything you could wish for during the festive season: mulled wine, mince pies, decorations, arts, and crafts, fairground rides... You could even find that last-minute gift there! join a Branded Shopping  tour to Shop something special

 

3- Christmas Light displays

Vancouver is transformed by the beautiful Christmas lights and the city really lights up and sparkles in winter. Discovering the festive street lights has to be an activity on everyone's list this Christmas. we recommended joining the Vancouver Christmas light Tour to enjoy Christmas in a better way

Vancouver light of Hope@ Globalduniya

4- Vancouver Christmas Light tour

Once more, Vancouver Gardens lights up after dark this Christmas. The magical winter trail taking you around the park will delight the whole family and make you rediscover the botanical garden during the winter months.

Vancouver Christmas light tour@ Globalduniya

5-Vancouver Christmas shopping

Hit the high streets, seek out unique gifts and make time to break for delicious food and hot drinks. join Christmas Market shopping tours are a must-do for a successful session of Christmas shopping.

Vancouver Christmas Market@ Globalduniya

6- Meet Santa

Are the little ones dreaming of meeting Father Christmas? Make their dream come true and take them to a Canada place where he will be spreading the festive cheer. Santa will be easy to find, just follow the music!

7- Vancouver Mountain Adventure tour

No trip to Vancouver is complete without a visit to the North Shore Mountains. The most popular and accessible mountains are Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, and Cypress Mountain. All three mountains include ziplining, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more! mountains have ski operations in the winter, extensive hiking trails in the summer, and facilities with restaurants. 

Mountain adventure tour @ Globalduniya

8- New Year’s Eve fireworks

Celebrate the New Year in style and admire the impressive Canada place display in downtown Vancouver. Over 12,000 magnificent fireworks will be ignited into the sky on 31st December so prepare to be amazed. Book !!! New year tour to enjoy and celebrate the beautiful new year's eve. You may witness certain changes due to Covid.

 New year Attraction,Vancouver city Highlight Tour, Globalduniya

9- Winter pop-ups

Vancouver is famous for its seasonal pop-ups, whether it's during summer or winter. This Christmas, discover a world of warm and toasty pop-ups. Our favorite is the Winter Bar Bus, where you can cozy up under warm blankets whilst sipping some mulled wine. Boozy and quirky!

Things to do in Vancouver in January and February

10- New Year’s Day Parade

On 1st January, the New year Day Parade takes to the city’s historic streets once again. Over 8,500 performers take part in this great celebration of diversity, creativity, and inspiration that surrounds the city of Vancouver. Arrive early to secure a good viewing spot.

11- Vancouver Grouse and Capilano Local Tours

Escape from Vancouver to visit Capilano Suspension and Grouse Mountain winter theme park celebrating the outdoor and cultural heritage of British Columbia. Get up close and personal with some of the region's incredible wildlife and enjoy fun shows, rides, and exhibits, 

12- Winter wonderland Lights festival

The Free light festival is returning to the Burnaby area from 16th January, and it's free! It's the perfect treat for dark January nights with its luminous trees, glowing angel wings, psychedelic prisms, and rainbow benches.

13- Vancouver Art Fair

The Vancouver art fair is coming back to the Vancouver art Gallery in January. You can feast your eyes on carefully selected pieces from galleries from all around the world. The Vancouver Art Fair hosts the highest quality art and is great for discovering exceptional modern and contemporary artists.

14- Chinese New Year

Did you know that the largest Lunar new year celebrations outside of Asia take place in Vancouver? As we say goodbye to the Year of the Pig, we welcome the Year of the Rat with festivities including colorful parades, dazzling performances, and mouth-watering food! The Chinese New Year parade will take place on 25th January, don't miss it.

15-Enjoy couple Luxury tour on Valentine’s day

You might be celebrating many years together, enjoying the single life of trying to impress on a first date. Whatever your dating situation is, you’ll no doubt be looking for Valentine's idea in Vancouver. Vancouver is full of romantic places and you will easily find things to do to treat your partner on Valentine's Day.

 

17- Warm up in a Vancouver Nightlife and Casino tour

There are plenty of pubs in Vancouver, but to know where is the best place to take a break from exploring the city and sink a delicious pint? Book Vancouver night pub and casino tour and discover that Vancouver has a plethora of historic pubs. And they all have a story to tell!

18- Treat yourself to some Multicultural Vegan food Tour

The cold weather makes the wintry season the best time to tuck into delicious treats and hearty meals. Indulge in Vegan food tours, afternoon tea, delicious mince pies, or a tasty Sunday roast during your days out in Vancouver.

Vancouver food tour Globalduniya

 

19- Go Stanley Park on a winter walk

Parks are lovely all year round. They are particularly beautiful in winter, with all those crunchy leaves, frosty trees, and misty views. And if it does happen to sprinkle a bit of the white stuff, then there are not many better places to enjoy it. 

20- Get a culture fix

In Vancouver, you’re never far from a museum. And what’s best, is that most of them are free to enter! Head to the Vancouver History geek tours. Vancouver art gallery is the best place to visit for all art lovers Complete your experience with  Globalduniya art and culture tour to visit Engage with contemporary art through changing exhibitions and permanent artworks, along with talks, tours, and artmaking activities. 

21- Live events and shows

You're not feeling like braving the cold tonight? Perfect, you can simply stay indoors and attend a traditional theatre experience. Between pantomimes, ballets or West End shows, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

22- Ice Skating and Skilling in the snow

Winter has also arrived in Vancouver has gone through a fantastic festive makeover. For all the winter ice fans out there, visiting the Globalduniya winter tours is even more magical at this time of the year.

There is so much to see and do in Vancouver in winter! It's really the most wonderful time of the year. If you need more inspiration and insider's tips, Deals, and offer of Local Vancouver city tours keep an eye on our Globalduniya.ca or follow us on social media.