10 things to do inside when there's snow in Vancouver

Dec 9 2016, 7:44 am

It’s here. Love it or hate it, the snow has come to Vancouver.

And while many are revelling in the white stuff, not everyone shares the same enthusiasm towards it. In fact, a “snow day” is a chance for many people to seek out indoor activities and wait out the weather.

But hey, as long as you’re indoors, you may as well be entertained, right?

Here’s what to do and where to hang out indoors when the snow starts falling.

1. Check out a flick

Image: Movies / Shutterstock

Image: Movies / Shutterstock

You can’t go wrong with going to a movie. Bring a pal, grab a bucket of popcorn, and forget that the holidays are even here. Some of our suggestions are:

Alternatively, you can just Netflix and chill. Need some show recommendations? We’ve got you covered. 

Go to a concert

show concert

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Let loose, enjoy some great live music, and forget the holidays even exist. Here are 16 concerts you can check out in December

See a comedy show

Comedy Mix / Facebook

Comedy Mix / Facebook

In need of a laugh? Turns out December is a great time to check out comedy events in the city. Get rid of that Grinchy mood and treat yourself to some giggles. To help you out here is a list of 79 places to watch comedy in Vancouver.

Go to an art exhibit

Image: Nick Milkovich Architects Inc. / Matthew Soules Architecture / Hapa Collaborative

Image: Nick Milkovich Architects Inc. / Matthew Soules Architecture / Hapa Collaborative

From Sell Out Featuring iHeart to Make+Shift, there are plenty of great art shows this month. Check out a list of this month’s art shows here.

Shop ’til you drop


Exterior/Tsawwassen Mills

With world-class shopping seemingly around ever corner in Vancouver, a little retail therapy is a great way to come in from the cold – even if it’s just to browse.

And with the newly opened Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre, and places like Richmond’s McArthur Glen YVR Airport Outlet Mall available your doorstep, you don’t even have to go outside to cover a lot of retail ground.

Visit the Vancouver Aquarium


Holiday decor and eel tree/Vancouver Aquarium

Find your favourite fish at the Vancouver Aquarium. The popular attraction in Stanley Park is decked out for the holidays and invites people to come ‘sea’ what’s in store.

Take flight

Image: FlyOver Canada / Facebook

Image: FlyOver Canada / Facebook

No weather delay here. FlyOver Canada has transformed into a winter wonderland this Christmas season – safely indoors that is. Guests will have fun helping Santa search for his missing elves during an exhilarating flight across Canada and on to the North Pole.
The complete Christmas at FlyOver Canada experience lasts between 20 to 25 minutes.

Go bowling

Bowling / Shutterstock

Bowling / Shutterstock

When you need a break from the snow, bowling is a good bet. Whether you’re looking for 5 or 10 pin game, it’s easy to find a bowling alley in your neighbourhood.

Eat your heart out

foodie table

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What better way to wait out the wether than by stuffing yourself silly?Vancouver has some amazing places to grab a bite (and a drink). Some suggestions to get you started:

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