Holiday “Active”ities

Happy holidays, everyone! This winter, get active while getting festive! Venture out into the city to explore and enjoy holiday activities!


  1. Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market offers shops, attractions, twinkling lights, tasty eats, treats, and drinks. There will be plenty of walking (and standing in line), so you can feel a little less guilty about ordering the Raclette. This European-inspired Christmas village is a must-see!


  1. Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Visit the stunning Canyon Lights attraction at Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. This is the perfect holiday activity to get a slice of nature, enjoy the colourful lights, and get your heart pumping.


  1. Grouse Mountain Attractions

Every winter, Grouse Mountain is transformed into a snowy world of snowshoeing, skating, snowboarding, and skiing. Not to mention the Peak of Christmas! Stroll through the light tunnel, marvel at the calm snow and radiant lights. See you up there!


  1. Christmas Store at Potters Nursery

This magical Christmas store carries thousands of holiday items and many themed areas including the Candy Land Sweet Tree and Dark Room. Browsing the massive 28,000 sqft space, you will surely make some ground on your daily step target. You don’t want to miss out on this holiday wonderland.


  1. Robson Square Ice Rink

Skating anyone? The Robson Square Ice Rink offers free admission for all ages and $5 skate rentals. Find a few friends (or a date) and show them your skills (or laugh about your lack of them)!

Which holiday activity will you be doing first?

For more ideas on how to get active during the wintertime, check out our other blog posts here or check out our Instagram @ubcrec for guided movement breaks and other fun ways to get active during the winter.