Downtown Vancouver is always a hub of activity all year round and winter is no exception: there’s so much to see and do!
If you’re looking for a FREE fun winter activity right in the middle of downtown Vancouver, lace up your skates and go for a spin around Robson Square’s covered skating rink open every day right ’til the end of February. If you’re wanting to shake off the winter chill, why not warm up inside the Vancouver Art Gallery, where you can peruse its permanent collection of over 11,000 works of art from local, national and international artists as well as major exhibitions worthy of world renown. From artists’ portraiture of Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Collection to modern art maestro Takashi Murakami, there is always a rich and diverse offering at the Vancouver Art Gallery. And if you’re feeling a a bit peckish after your visit, head outside to score some piping hot bites from an assortment of food trucks located around the art gallery’s perimeter: there’s a smorgasbord of world flavours waiting to tantalize your taste buds. For THE perfect cold weather treat, nothing beats hot cocoa, so save some room for a mug of steaming hot chocolatey goodness at one of the many cafés and pastry boutiques in downtown Vancouver. Deserving of a mention is Soirette Pastry Café, within walking distance of Auberge Hotel Vancouver and serving up a variety of heart warming drinks that are perfect to chase away the winter chills.