Grouse Mountain: Peak of Christmas
What: Arguably the closest you can get to the North Pole without straying too far from the city, Grouse transforms into a magical, snow-covered winter wonderland at this time of year. And even if you're not skiing or snowboarding, there's more than enough to do among the icicle-draped trees and around the gabled lodge buildings. Hop aboard the view-tastic gondola ride to the summit and check out the twinkling light installations (including a walk-through tunnel and a huge sparkling deer). There's also a skate-worthy ice pond, Santa's rustic workshop––including by-donation photos with the Jolly Old Elf himself––and even a pair of real-life reindeer to visit with. Need to see more of Santa? You can book ahead for breakfast with him between December 18 and 24.
When: November 25, 2021 to January 3, 2022
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: B.C. residents: adult (aged 17 to 64) $51; senior (aged 65+) $46; child (aged 5 to 16) $26; toddler (aged 0 to 4) free; family (2 adults & 2 children) $109. Non-B.C. residents: adult $61; senior $54; child $34; family $109