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Vancouver's favorite winter hangout, family-friendly Grouse offers 26 ski and snowboard runs (including 14 night runs). There are classes and lessons available for beginners and beyond, and the area's forested snowshoe trails are magical. There are also a couple of dining options if you just want to relax and watch the snow with hot chocolate in hand.

If you're here in December, this is a great place to soak up some Christmas spirit; if you're looking for Santa in Vancouver, this is where you'll find him, along with a reindeer or two.