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everyone is invited to wear their pajamas for the 45-minute ride to the North Pole. It’s best to purchase tickets ahead of time for this popular event!

There are plenty of events and activities to check out in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Region this winter. Visit for more information and to start planning your getaway today!

Discover the Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain: Nov 28 - Dec 24

Written by: Crystal Solberg Photos by: 7. Kelly Funk 5. Destination BC/Insight Photography Map: htp:// /pics/wvtlq.jpg

Every year, Grouse Mountain is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Along with visiting Santa at his workshop, kids will love meeting Santa’s reindeer in the Wildlife Refuge, skating on the outdoor rink, and going for a sleigh ride through the snow.


Go Ice Skating at Robson Square: Re-opening Dec 1 Downtown Vancouver is home to an outdoor skating rink with free public admission! There are rentals available if you don’t own your own skates, and a concession stand with warm drinks.


Be the First on the Trails at Dakota Ridge: Re-opening Dec


Zip Downhill at Manning Park Resort: Winter 2014/2015

BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM Open 7 days a week

The Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area on the Sunshine Coast boats 20km of track-set cross country ski trails and 7km of snowshoe trails to explore! The trails wind through old growth forests and open areas in a beautiful subalpine setting.

Manning Park Resort is a family-friendly resort located just east of Hope. Along with some great beginner skiing and snowboarding runs, the resort is also home to Polar Coaster Tube Park. Kids and adults alike will love zipping downhill on groomed runs with lift service, so they don’t have to trek uphill with their tube!


Our history. Your fun.

The Sea to Sky Gondola, located 45 minutes from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky highway, provides new access to winter activities. Adventures include snowshoe trails, a tube park, cozy fire pits and winter fare in the Summit Lodge. Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas Celebrations from November 28 January 4. Santa visits, Christmas choirs, story time and lots of other festive activities. The inaugural Winter Season runs from November 27 - April 30, 2015. Open weekly Thursday - Sunday, daily during the Christmas holidays and statutory holidays.

For details and to save on tickets, visit

Photos: Paul Bride

Profile for WestCoast Families magazine

WestCoast Families Nov|Dec 2014  

The Nov|Dec 2014 Holiday issue of WestCoast Families magazine

WestCoast Families Nov|Dec 2014  

The Nov|Dec 2014 Holiday issue of WestCoast Families magazine