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Vancouver's favorite winter hangout, family-friendly Grouse offers four chair lifts plus 33 ski and snowboard runs (including night runs). Classes and lessons are 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 a 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.