Canadian winters are the best for going outdoors tho, at least Vancouver wise (Toronto is superb for that as well). Nice for long walks around the city and whatnot (which is one of my hobbies). The greatest thing to do when on vacation is to live like a citizen would live, I don't care to be the sight seeing touristy tourist model much.
Other activities I enjoy involve going to anime conventions with friends, selling art, cosplaying from obscure manga/video games, seeing the smiles on the faces of the people that never though they'd see (good) cosplay of that, etc (all the good parts of con life). I also enjoying cooking, reading (manga/philosophy/other things), various other odds and ends.