During the winter months, Vancouver commemorates one of the most important events in its city, the Peak of Christmas, which lasts from November 27 to December 24. On top of Vancouver’s famous Grouse Mountain, visitors can ready themselves for Christmas with seasonal entertainment, outdoor ice skating, a fun sleigh ride across the fluffy snow and even breakfast with Santa. You’ll want to bring your small children along to pet the reindeer and see the beauty of Santa’s busy workshop as well. Each of these activities takes place at different times through the month-long event, so you’ll want to book Vancouver lodging during the ones you’re most interested in.
Besides the Peak of Christmas event, Vancouver has other mountaintop experiences for you and the family including the Whistler Mountain Tour, which transports you past snow covered areas like Howe Sound, Horseshoe Bay, Whistler Village and the 1,000 foot tall Shannon Falls. It’s all part of the experience in the mountains, and the scenic view alone will be worth your time. Don’t forget to check out the West Coast Railway Heritage Park which is also located on Whistler Mountain.
Your time on top of Vancouver isn’t done, as you can also enjoy the North Shore, Capilano, and Grouse Tour, too. Grab a seat on the Grouse Mountain Skyride, which pulls you 3,700 feet above Vancouver, or view the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a towering sight not far from Lion’s Gate Bridge. If you’re still up for a little shopping and exploring you can visit the Lonsdale Quay, a market filled with arts, crafts, cuisine and clothing.
View the world from a different perspective on top of one of Vancouver’s mountains during your holiday vacation. You’ll remember the sights and sounds even after you return home.