What: The 32nd annual Brackendale Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration of eagles, featuring a special line-up of concerts, lecture series, art shows, group tours and the annual Bald Eagle Count held on the first Sunday in January.
What: The Peak of Christmas is popular annual tradition. Visitors can take a spin on Grouse Mountain’s 8,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice skating pond or zip down the multi-lane snow sliding zone.
When: Until Sunday, January 7, 2018
Where: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver
Admission: Family Rate for Peak of Christmas festivities includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children/youth (under 18) for $89.95. All festive Peak of Christmas activities are complimentary with an Annual Local’s Pass, Y2Play or Winter Season Pass, as well as regular Alpine Experience tickets.
What: The provincial government’s Robson Square Ice Rink is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site. A concession stand on the side will also serve warm drinks and snacks.
When: Now to February 28, 2018
Time: 9 am to 9 pm from Sunday to Thursday; 9 am to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street & Howe Street)
Admission: Free for all ages if you bring your own skates. Skate rentals are $4, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.
Note: Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under. Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only.
What: The 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon routes take walkers and runners along an out and back course along the Seawall. This is a quick, flat course with a gorgeous winter views of Vancouver, and all participants earn a great souvenir finishing medal.
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 9 am
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver
What: The New Year is here, and with it come a thousand resolutions, which will inevitably fall by the wayside. But here’s one you can keep right away – go hiking. Metro Vancouver and beyond has so many trails recommended all year round, you can easily venture out to visit our coast, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls right now. here’s our list of 56 hikes for January. Be sure to read our guide to winter hiking too.
When: Throughout January
Time: Be sure to allow for the shorter daylight hours