In no particular order, I have set out five Christmas (aka Holiday) attractions if you’re visiting British Columbia this festive season.
This is a very popular attraction in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Enjoy the train ride through the forest decorated with two million twinkling lights, and see the animated displays, listen to holiday sounds as you enjoy hot chocolate, fresh popcorn and roasted chestnuts.
Meeting Santa on top of Grouse Mountain is a highlight of many a kids Christmas. Add the chance to ice skate and meet Santa’s reindeer and you have a wonderful experience.
These beautiful gardens are transformed with thousands of lights and Christmas displays. The outdoor skating rink is another attraction at this time of year.
Van Dusen Festival of Lights
One of Vancouver’s best gardens hosts this festival of lights. Santa is there, of course, but also the elves and a ginger bread walk. Lots to eat and enjoy.
An outdoor market, with a traditional German theme. Wander around and enjoy the displays of lights, ornaments, gifts and food.
I have not mentioned all the great outdoor activities that continue throughout the winter. Whistler, Big White, Mount Washington, and all our other ski resorts are great ways to spend the holiday season. Many people love to go skiing on Christmas Day!