By Nisha Takhar | 4th Year Dietetics
Nisha’s passion for food, science, and helping others sparked her interest in dietetics. She is interested in exploring the social and personal connections we create with each of our food choices. Using social media as an engagement tool, Nisha hopes to facilitate access to evidence-based and trustworthy nutrition information for all.

Whether you find yourself catching up on homework or studying for upcoming exams, reading week is a fantastic time to take a break and explore Vancouver. Here are 4 activities to try during reading week!

1. Get outside.

North Vancouver is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in North America. This reading week, get outside and hit the slopes on your ski or snowboard on Grouse Mountain, go for a Winter hike up Mt. Seymour or try out snowshoeing on Cypress Mountain.

2. Visit a farmer’s market.

Winter farmer’s markets are here to help you stay stocked with fresh, tasty, local goodness all through the season, and reading week is the perfect time to explore them. Check out the Nat Bailey Stadium market on a Saturday or the Hastings Park market on a Sunday for delicious, farm-fresh veggies and fruits, ethically raised meats, artisanal cheese, bread, and much more!

3. Go ice skating.

Take time to enjoy an annual Vancouver specialty and go ice skating at the outdoor ice rink in Robson Square. Skating is a great way to spend some time with friends, get some fresh air and exercise and take a mental health break. Celebrate winter by visiting the Robson Square rink any day until February 28, 2019.

4. Explore UBC Farm.

UBC is incredibly lucky to have its very own farm on campus. This month, the farm is offering a variety of exciting workshops to help you learn valuable food and life skills. Another wonderful engagement opportunity at UBC Farm is the community kitchen series. Community members convene to cook and share a delicious meal together.

Reading week is an excellent time to take advantage of these unique opportunities. Have a great reading week!

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