GEAR UP FOR FAMILY FUN THIS WINTER The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Region is a winter wonderland, full of outdoor adventures and festive events that will get you in the holiday spirit. Here are a few of the top events and activities:
Attend the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival: Nov 15 & 16
Celebrate the Season at the Vancouver Christmas Market: Nov 22 - Dec 24
Join the Holiday Festivities at the Sea to Sky Gondola: Re-opening Nov 27
Ride to the North Pole on the Polar Express: Nov 29 - Dec 14
Thousands of wintering bald eagles descend upon the Harrison River every year, drawn by the abundance of salmon. Visit Harrison Mills for excellent eagle viewing opportunities, jetboat tours of the river, interpretive talks and more!
Vancouver is home to a German-style outdoor Christmas Market! Listen to live music and enjoy traditional food and beverages while your kids ride the Christmas carousel or make their own Christmas ornaments.
The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish is re-opening for the winter season on Nov 27! Experience the beauty of snow-capped mountains as you enjoy winter activities like the Tree Lighting at the Summit Lodge on Nov 28, or meeting Santa on Dec 5 & 6.
Consider lengthening your stay in Squamish with a stop at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. On weekends, the Polar Express leaves several times a day and
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The Nov|Dec 2014 Holiday issue of WestCoast Families magazine