7 Methods To Get Outdoor In Winter In West Vancouver

Cross-country snowboarding at Cypress Mountain. Photograph: Vacation spot Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

From snowy peaks to oceanside strolls, there are many methods to get open air in winter in West Vancouver. Hit the slopes, go for a hike, discover a park, and plenty extra.

Hit the Slopes

Cypress Mountain hosted a number of occasions on the 2010 winter Olympics. Right now, it has 53 runs, with 22 open for evening snowboarding, plus 4 terrain parks, making it a favorite with native skiers and snowboarders.

Snowboarding at Cypress Mountain. Photograph: Vacation spot Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

Go for a Hike

Whereas the tops of the mountains are blanketed in snow, the forest remains to be inexperienced nearer to the ocean and you’ll hike all yr in West Vancouver. The forested trails at Whyte Lake and Lighthouse Park are often snow-free. Try our ideas for protected winter mountain climbing earlier than you go.

Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park. Photograph: Vacation spot BC/Tom Ryan

Go Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a beginner-friendly winter sport. Attempt it out on the marked Nordic Space snowshoe trails at Cypress Mountain. They’ve leases too. Extra skilled snowshoers will benefit from the BC Parks trails to Hollyburn Mountain and Black Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park.

Two people snowshoeing at Cypress Mountain

Snowshoeing at Cypress Mountain. Photograph: Vancouver’s North Shore/@thepursuitofshine

Go to a Park

West Vancouver is house to a number of stunning parks. Admire ocean views and exquisite rainforest at Lighthouse Park. Head to Whytecliffe Park to discover the shoreline and watch the ferries go by. Or stroll alongside the seashore at Ambleside Park.

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Two people explore the shoreline at Whytecliffe Park in West Vancouver.

Exploring the shoreline at Whytecliffe Park. Photograph: Vacation spot BC/Alex Strohl

Go Cross-Nation Snowboarding

Get a full-body exercise on cross-country skis. West Vancouver is house to the Vancouver space’s solely cross-country ski space at Cypress Mountain. They’ve 19 kilometres of trails, together with 7.5 kilometres of lit trails for evening snowboarding, excellent for after work. Don’t miss a snack cease on the Hollyburn Lodge.

Cross-country skiing at Cypress Mountain

Cross-country snowboarding at Cypress Mountain. Photograph: Vacation spot Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

Go Path Operating

With an enormous community of trails, West Vancouver is a superb place to go path working. In winter, the decrease elevation sections of the Baden Powell Path are standard together with the Whyte Lake Path and the Spirit Path.

The dock at Whyte Lake in West Vancouver, an easy hike

Whyte Lake. Photograph: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

Go Tubing and Sledding

Head to the Nordic Space at Cypress Mountain to seek out Gnarly’s Tube Park. They’ve six lanes and a tube tow. There’s additionally a separate sliding zone for teenagers underneath the age of 6 if you wish to carry your personal non-inflatable sled.

Boarding the tube tow at Gnarly's Tube Park at Cypress Mountain

The tube tow at Cypress Mountain. Photograph: Vancouver’s North Shore/@cypressmtn

By Taryn Eyton
Supply Inside Vancouver