Grouse Mountain: Peak of Christmas
What (from 2022): 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.
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver