Vancouver is the warmest place in Canada over the winter months, with snowfall being rare and brief. But that doesn’t get in the way of the winter activities. Just 20 minutes away is skiing, snowboarding, outdoor ice skating, and snowshoeing on the local mountains: Seymour Mt, Grouse Mt, and Cypress Mt.
By day, explore the city while watching mist float from the evergreens that rise on the north shore. By night, there are good restaurants, performance art, theater, breweries, and wine.
With a vibrant mix of urban and outdoors, Vancouver is, without a doubt, a place to enjoy nature. The city is fringed by the Coastal Mountains, rainforest, and the Pacific Ocean. If you don't like to get outside during the winter season, the plethora of fantastic local and international restaurants, bars, and live music will certainly keep you occupied.
Our friendly Main Street Hostel Team will help you make the most of your Vancouver visit. We can help you to provide all the information you will need to take public transportation, rent a car or a bike and, point you to top attractions including FlyOver Canada, Vancouver Aquarium, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Grouse Mountain.
Near the Main St Hostel, there are some places to rent a bike and take a tour of the beautiful city of Vancouver. There are many safe areas designed for biking, such as Sea Wall, Stanley Park, North Van, and many others.
During the winter season, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains and winter sports. Mt Seymour, Mt Grouse, and Mt Cypress are easily accessible by bus from Vancouver downtown.
There is no better way to become an honorary Vancouverite (yep, that’s what they’re called), than to earn your stripes on the Grouse Grind. Nicknamed “Mother Nature’s Staircase”.
It is located on Vancouver’s North Shore, at Grouse Mountain. The Grind as it’s affectionately known, takes hikers some 850 m up through the alpine., depends on your pace it cou;d take you less than an hour up to two hours to hike.
About 25 minutes from the Main St Hostel, walking along the boardwalk, while enjoying a beautiful view of the city, visit the public market on Granville Island. It is very well located, it is a peninsula and a commercial district in Vancouver, where you can eat something, have a drink or buy some Canadian souvenirs.
Find your Pace
If you are a nature lover and enjoy walking exploring this incredible city, from Main St Hostel walk to your right on Main St towards Science World, then you will find False Creek and if you walk west, you will pass the Olympic Village, Granville Island , Kitsilano Beach and other beaches from where you can appreciate the beautiful sunsets or have a picnic by the sea.
Catch a White Caps Game
Vancouver Whitecaps FC is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Whitecaps FC competes in Major League Soccer as a member club of the league's Western Conference.
The 2021 season is OPEN. Don't miss the games at BC Place Stadium, walking distance from the Main St Hostel.