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Imagine, a glorious winter holiday discovering impressive ski destinations from your luxurious home-base in the heart of the city. This is possible with a stay at Parq Vancouver. Whether you ski, snowboard, cross-country or snowshoe, our world-class local mountains satisfy adventurers of all levels. With unparalleled views of the city and sea by day and the bright downtown lights by night, we invite you to explore our North Shore mountains and beyond.

Grouse Mountain

  • By Car: 25 minutes from Parq Vancouver.
  • By Transit: 1 hour from Downtown Vancouver with a connection in North Vancouver.
  • Accolades: Grouse Mountain’s “The Cut” ski run was named a top 100 run in the world by CNN Travel.
  • Downhill: 33 runs, 4 chairlifts, 6 terrain parks.
  • Snowshoe: 9 kilometres with 4 groomed and single-track trails.
  • Rentals: Yes.
  • Dining: From fine dining to Starbucks.
  • Bonus: The Light Walk, an enchanting experience in the trees that starts at dusk.

Cypress Mountain

  • By Car: 35 minutes from Parq Vancouver.
  • By Transit: 1 hour from Downtown Vancouver with a connection in North Vancouver.
  • Accolades: Host to the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events of the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Downhill: 53 runs, 6 chairlifts, 4 terrain parks.
  • Snowshoe: One of the largest in North America with 19 kilometres of track-set trails and 10 kilometres of self-guided trails.
  • Rentals: Yes.
  • Dining: A slope-side pub, cafeteria and coffee shops.
  • Bonus: With 6 chutes about 100 metres long, try the Snow Tube Park for a thrill of a ride.

Seymour Mountain

  • By Car: 40 minutes from Parq Vancouver.
  • By Transit: 40 minutes via shuttle bus with pick-ups and drop-offs at Parkgate Community Centre and the Rupert Skytrain Station.
  • Accolades: Known for the best sunsets on the North Shore.
  • Downhill: 23 ski runs, 3 chairlifts, 1 magic carpet, 4 terrain parks, and acres of off-piste terrain
  • Snowshoe: Over 11 trails, and named #1 resort for snowshoeing in North America by Snowshoe Magazine.
  • Rentals: Yes.
  • Dining: Slope-style options plus cafés.
  • Bonus: An excellent tobogganing park for little adventurers.


  • By Car: 1 hour, 30 minutes from Parq Vancouver.
  • By Transit: A shuttle from Parq Vancouver to Burrard Station, where a number of coaches depart hourly. This is the best option for day trips as a capable driver lets you rest après your après ski.
  • Accolades: The largest ski resort in North America and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Yes, you can tackle this mammoth in one day with a tranquil hop via shuttle from Vancouver.
  • Downhill: 8,171 acres (3,307 hectares), 200-plus trails on two mountains, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, 26 chairlifts and gondolas, heli-skiing, cat-skiing, and 5 terrain parks with their own runs.
  • Snowshoe: Hundreds in the vicinity, with guided tours available.
  • Rentals: Yes.
  • Dining: A world-class destination, with many food and beverage destinations.
  • Bonus: Whistler Village is a car-free haven with extensive shopping, dining, and excellent people watching.

To explore a complete list of ski resorts in British Columbia, please visit HelloBC.