It’s the start of another year, and while the rainy season is upon us, there are numerous things to do in Vancouver to welcome in an exciting year ahead. From skiing at world-class ski resorts to savouring through Vancouver’s best restaurants, there is an abundance of winter activities to do in and around the hotel.
Ski at the local ski resorts
Whether it’s cross-country skiing or downhill skiing, British Columbia is home to world-class ski resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb, and Vancouver is no stranger to extraordinary urban slopes. The North Shore alone boasts three exceptional ski resorts — Cypress Mountain, Mt. Seymour and Grouse Mountain, where you can get season passes and day lift passes for this family-friendly winter activity.
There is no better way to ease your muscles after a full day of skiing than to visit Willow Stream Spa and try a Sole Revival treatment. Soothe your soles with an intuitive aromatherapy foot treatment performed in a luxury lounger and for a limited time, book the Sole Revival treatment for two people and receive a complimentary glass of bubbles during the service.
Watch a Canucks game
Hockey season is here, and the best way to enjoy the game is to watch the Vancouver Canucks on the ice! Running until April, the Canucks play home games at Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver. Purchase your tickets here.
While in town, stay the night at Fairmont Pacific Rim with our Pacific Northwest + Alberta Residents Offer, where you can enjoy 10% off our best available rate, complimentary downtown Vancouver parking, and late check-out of 2:00 pm based on availability.
Grab a drink at The Lobby Lounge and RawBar
This winter, curl up fireside at The Lobby Lounge and RawBar with premier live music, innovative cocktails and sushi. The Lobby Lounge & RawBar is also the perfect place for your lunch meeting in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Reservations for lunch can be made here.
Explore Vancouver’s culinary scene at Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2024
Canada’s largest food and drink festival is back with more than 300 restaurants, craft breweries and wineries participating in sharing Vancouver’s culinary story with the world. The Dine Out Vancouver 2024 restaurant list and menus have officially been released (hint: Bacaro restaurant located inside Fairmont Pacific Rim is amongst those restaurants participating).
Relax at The Nordic Spa
If your New Year’s resolutions include self-care and a focus on wellness, then look no further. Experience The Nordic Spa—an immersive healing experience surrounded by picturesque harbor and mountain views where you can soak in our hot tub, submerge in a cold plunge, and find solace in our cedar plank sauna. Discover a restorative grounding ritual immersed in nature.
Go ice skating
Looking for things to do in Vancouver at night? Not only is ice skating good exercise, but it is also a fun activity to do in the evening. The Robson Square Ice Rink is a family-friendly activity located in Vancouver’s shopping district. If you’re looking to venture further, the Shipyards Skate Plaza is the region’s largest outdoor skating rink, located in North Vancouver with the beautiful backdrop of downtown Vancouver.
Visit Vancouver’s top cafes at the Hot Chocolate Festival
Sip on the most indulgent and unique hot chocolate flavours at Hot Chocolate Festival Vancouver 2024. This sweet festival takes place from January 13 to February 14, and is an excellent opportunity to visit the city’s best bakeries and cafés.
Plan a Wedding and get inspired at Luxe V
Just got engaged or know someone who’s planning a wedding? Fleur de Lis Events and Fairmont Pacific Rim announce the return of Vancouver’s highly lauded luxury wedding showcase, Luxe V on Saturday, January 27, 2024. This year’s event showcases an evening soirée format in the hotel’s Star Sapphire Ballroom, promising to deliver an unparalleled experience, elevating the standard for luxury weddings in the city.
Savour through Vancouver’s Michelin-rated Restaurants
Dine your way through 2024 with Vancouver’s Michelin-starred, Bib Gourmand and Michelin-recommended restaurants and taste the city’s culinary excellence. From One Star Michelin restaurants to Michelin-recommended restaurants like our very own Botanist, check off your restaurant bucket list and dine at Vancouver’s best restaurants.
Looking for more activities? Check out the Events Calendar page to learn more!