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Cypress Mountain Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Vancouver
  • Ski Season: December to April
  • Mountain Range: Canadian Rocky Mountains
    Grouse Mountain
    Mount Seymour
  • Number of Lifts: 6
  • Highest Lift (metres): 1450m (4785ft)
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 980m (3270ft)
  • Number of Slopes: 23
  • Snowboarding: yes: terrain park and halfpipe
  • Cross Country (km): 19km +

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On non-ski days visitors can make a day trip to nearby Vancouver. The breakfast spot with the best view, is the Cafe Pacifica, in the lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel, where you can watch the morning rush of floatplanes dropping in. Visitors can walk, ride or in-line skate the Stanley Park Seawall, and while in Stanley Park, you can check out the sea otters in the Vancouver Aquarium. Make sure to stop by the Vancouver Art Gallery or the public library. The most popular spot from which to view Vancouver's skyline is high atop the space needle observation deck at the Lookout!, Harbour Centre Tower. It is a great place for first-time visitors who want a panorama of the city. Visitors can also head town to Chinatown for great shopping experiences, or take a bus to the Museum of Anthropology on the campus of UBC. The masks and carvings are worth the trip. Then go barhopping, or find a brewpub and try some of the local ales.

  • Languages: English French.
  • Temperatures: 9.8°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Religion: Catholic (45%) Protestant (36%) minorities from most of the world's major religions.
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Cypress Mountain offers limited apres ski, but visitors will be surprised by the good value. Hollyburn Lodge is a good spot to warm up and enjoy some local food and drink. It offers cafeteria style service and a licensed dining area. The Nordic Cafe is open daily until late, a good place to meet locals and explore Canadian traditions. Cypress Mountain Sports stocks a complete selection of downhill, cross-country, and snowboarding equipment and accessories The rental and repair department, staffed by avid skiers, offers a broad selection of equipment. Rental and repair prices are quite reasonable. The store also offers guided hikes in summer and snowshoe treks in winter.


Cypress Mountain is about 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Formerly known as Cypress Bowl, Cypress Mountain is an integral part of Cypress Provincial Park, where development is restricted to preserve the unspoiled beauty of the Coast Mountain range. The resort offers a wide range of winter and summer activities, and it is the best mountain on the North shore in terms of terrain variety. Cypress is recognized as the most popular cross country ski area in Canada, and can accommodate in excess of 2,000 cross country skiers per day. Offering over 19kms of groomed trails, with 7km lit for night skiing, amidst snow covered lakes and snowy mountain forests, Cross Country skiing at Cypress Mountain is a unique experience for the whole family. The area are serviced by 6 lifts, and the 23 slopes range in difficulty to provide delightful experiences for beginners and experts alike. There is a daily Shuttle Bus service to Cypress Mountain from Park Royal Center, Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Caulfield Village, and the North Vancouver Sea Bus terminal.

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