Winter Recreation in the Fraser Valley
Jam-packed with opportunities for outdoor adventure, the Fraser Valley’s mild and temperate winters present endless possibilities for exhilarating outdoor fun, with loads of powdery snow on higher elevations and lavish, deep greens in the valley! Golf and ski on the same day? You can do that here! Brighten up your winter days with these fun offerings in the ultimate destination for winter recreation!
Gear Up and Get Ready
Before heading out, make sure you’re well-prepared! Drop by one of these outdoor stores for the best in outdoor gear and knowledgeable advice on the area’s hidden gems, scenic hikes, epic powder, and Insta-worthy spots!
Atmosphere | 60-20150 Langley Bypass, Langley
Mountain Warehouse | 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley
MEC | 1-6121-200 Street, Langley
Belle’s Sports | 33089-1 Avenue, Mission
Cabela’s | 1818 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Mad Dog’s Ski & Board | 2556 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford
Valhalla Pure Outfitters | 2-1707 Salton Road, Abbotsford
Life Cycles Bike Shop | 1707 Salton Road, Abbotsford
Chilliwack Dart & Tackle | 2-9120 Young Road, Chilliwack
Fred’s Custom Tackle | C-6336 Vedder Road, Chilliwack
Mt Waddington’s Outdoors | 5643 Vedder Road, Chilliwack
Pacific Rivers Outfitting Company | 5530 Vedder Mountain Road, Chilliwack
Kent Outdoors | 7048 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Hope Outdoors | 259 Wallace Street, Hope
Our humid climate means gorgeous greens all year long! Click on any one of the golf courses below to learn more:
Fort Langley Golf Course | 9782 McKinnon Crescent
Langley Golf & Banquet Centre | 21550 44th Avenue
Pagoda Ridge | 7887 264th Street
Poppy Estate Golf Course | 3834 248th Street
The Redwoods Golf Course | 22011 88th Avenue
Cedar Ridge Golf Course & Driving Range | 9500 Clay Street
Mission Golf & Country Club | 7983 Nelson Road
Eighteen Pastures | 29110 Matheson Avenue
Ledgeview Golf & Country Club | 35997 McKee Road
Fraserglen Golf Course | 6036 S Parallel Road
Valley Golf Centre | 4211 Gladwin Road
Cheam Mountain Golf Course | 44610 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack Golf Club | 41894 Yale Road
Cultus Lake Golf Club | 4000 Columbia Valley Highway
Royalwood Golf Course | 41050 Trans-Canada Highway
Harrison River Valley
Sandpiper Golf Course | 14282 Morris Valley Road
Harrison Golf Resort | 3891 Hot Springs Road
Hope Golf Club | 900 Golf Course Road
Hit The Slopes
Whether you love the adrenaline rush of alpine skiing, the peaceful, soul-soothing glide of Nordic (cross-country) skiing, or the laughter-inducing thrills of tubing, you’ll find it at these local resorts:
Sasquatch Mountain Resort | 20955 Hemlock Valley Road, Agassiz.
Manning Park Resort | 7500 Highway 3, Manning Park. You’ll also find ice-skating and tobogganing here!
You’ll also enjoy the many Après skiing bites and delights right onsite. At Manning Park, sit down for a hearty meal at Pinewoods Dining Room or enjoy the cozy pub atmosphere and eats at the Bear’s Den Pub. At Sasquatch Mountain, choose from Molly Hogan’s Bar and Grill – the perfect place to sit back, warm up and refuel. Other options include The Chalet (yummy pub-style eats), Peaks (quick grabs like burgers and pizza slices), and The Hideaway (salads, wraps, gourmet coffees and beer).
Sledding, ski-dooing, snowmobiling: whatever you call it, both Stave West in Mission and Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area in Hope Cascades & Canyons have the perfect mountain settings for beautiful snow days and epic riding through deep powder! Make a multi-day trip out of it with beautiful lodging high in the Cascade Mountains at Coquihalla Lakes Lodge. Before your trip, please ensure you are well prepared and aware of the dangers of avalanche. Check the Avalanche Canada website to check out the conditions where you’re headed. They also have a comprehensive schedule of Avalanche Safety Courses to choose from.
Hiking & Snowshoeing
Hiking trails are plentiful throughout the valley, and with the winter season comes a choice: hike through the mossy-lined trails that wind through the forested landscapes of lower elevations, or gain some altitude, strap on the snowshoes and follow a powdery path on a mountain trail! If you’ve always wanted to try snowshoeing but don’t have a pair, stop into Mt Waddington’s Outdoors to rent some! Snowshoe trails can be found at these magnificent locations (you might think you found heaven on earth):
Manning Park Resort | 7500 BC- Highway #3, Manning Park (snowshoe rentals available)
Sasquatch Mountain Resort | 20955 Hemlock Valley Road, Agassiz (snowshoe rentals available)
Elk Mountain Trail | Chilliwack
Chilliwack Lake | Chilliwack
Lightning Lake Loop | Manning Park
You’ll find a variety of skating experiences in the Fraser Valley, both indoor and outdoor! Here are some choices for a great skate:
Harrison Hot Springs’ synthetic outdoor rink is open daily. Admission to the rink is free; bring your ice skates and come take a glide, open until February 20. *Please note, skate rentals aren’t available at this time.
Manning Park Outdoor Skating Rink
Open daily throughout the winter season (weather dependent); please check their website for updates on the skating conditions. Admission is free, and rentals of skates, hockey sticks, helmets, and soft pucks are available daily in the Nordic Centre. Private bookings are also available for a fee.
If you prefer to skate without the worry of changing weather conditions, we’ve got you covered. There are several fantastic indoor rinks in the valley, many offering skate rentals. Please call for more information.
Abbotsford Recreation Centre | 604.853.4221
The Rinks at Summit Centre (Abbotsford) | 604-504-7565
Hope and Area Recreation Centre | 604.869.2304
Langley Sportsplex | 604.882.1611
George Preston Recreation Centre (Township of Langley)| 604.530.1323
Chilliwack Coliseum | 604.793.2904
Sardis Sport Complex (Chilliwack) | 604.793.2904
Mission Leisure Centre | 604.823.700
You’ll find so much to do in the winter months, you’ll want to treat yourself to a multi-day stay to give yourself plenty of time to explore! We have an amazing range of lodgings, from cozy cabin stays to luxury resorts. Find your perfect basecamp for your action-packed days here:
Bundle up, pack up the family, and experience the world-class winter offerings in the Fraser Valley. For more inspiration on the Fraser Valley’s many winter experiences, follow us on Facebook or Instagram!