A visit to Vancouver during winter provides a refreshing balance to the usual ski vacation. From the mountain peaks to the oceanfront, the city offers terrific value during winter, effortlessly combining the excitement, nightlife and shopping of a young, modern city along with true access to the great outdoors. This really is a “city of nature”: look in one direction to see the mountains run down to meet sandy beaches, then turn around and take in vibrant neighbourhood streets, cafés and markets. A Winter Olympic city, Vancouver’s mild weather lets you sail in the morning, cycle the seawall after lunch, ski or board the local peaks at dusk, then come back down again to dine and dance the night away in one of the city’s hippest nightlife districts.

‘tis the season

December is one of the most enchanting times to visit Vancouver: the city’s streets, hotels and shops twinkle with seasonal cheer, and the sounds, scents and excitement of the holidays are all-encompassing. Already-popular attractions take things a step further and get dressed up for the holidays: The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain features sleigh rides, carol singing and Santa’s workshop, while light festivals in Stanley Park, VanDusen Botantical Garden and at Capilano Suspension Bridge all combine thousands of twinkling lights with seasonal activities and performances for the whole family. Or grab a hot drink and stroll one of the city’s Christmas markets. At downtown’s Robson Square, you can even lace up a pair of skates and take a seasonal glide around the outdoor ice rink, or check out the annual Carol Ships Parade of Lights with decorated vessels sailing in procession along Vancouver’s waterfront.

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