Drinking hot chocolate, eating Christmas cookies and watching Netflix are great ways to keep warm during the winter however keeping active during the cold winter months is always better for one’s overall health. Compared to other provinces in Canada, Vancouver’s winter months are pretty mild so you will find a lot of people out and about.
There are many outdoor activities to enjoy for every fitness level. Skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing at one of the three local mountains, jogging around the sea wall, hiking and even playing golf. For those on a budget, I am happy to say that there are many free activities and events for you to enjoy– a favorite being ice skating. Ice skating is a great winter activity that is enjoyed by all age groups. We especially look forward to ice skating at Robson Square Ice Rink which runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. Admission is FREE however if you do not have your own ice skates you can rent a pair for $4.
For many walking on ice sounds challenging enough but be opened minded and take risks. You will never know unless you try. Stop imagining yourself ice skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver and come out and join us at Robson Square Ice Rink.
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying this beautiful city. Get out there and be active:)