Make your way to Grouse Mountain, located just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and pick up your snowshoes rented for the day. A scenic Skyride trip (own expense) to the top of Grouse Mountain takes you to six miles (10 km) of snowshoe trails that make up the Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park.
There are choices for skill levels from beginner to advanced, and all trails have clearly marked signs from the top of Grouse Mountain.
Your first time or want to take it easy? Enjoy the groomed beginner and intermediate snowshoe trails of the Blue Grouse Loop. For more of a challenge, try Dam Mountain, a pristine loop of three main trails that circle Dam Mountain and Thunderbird Ridge.
When you're done with your escape to the serene beauty of this natural winter playground, it's time to return your snowshoes.