Over the weekend, Vancouverites living downtown awoke to discover a rare dusting of snow on the streets and in the parks. Overnight flurries had turned the city into a winter wonderland, at least for a couple of hours.
But for a real winter wonderland, complete with feet of fluffy snow, an outdoor skating pond and even a couple of live reindeer, there’s only one place to go in Vancouver: Grouse Mountain.
Grouse’s annual Peak of Christmas celebration is back, Nov. 28-Dec. 24. The event turns the top of Grouse Mountain into a miniature North Pole, roughly 1,000 feet above Vancouver. It makes a great escape from the grey winter doldrums in the city below and, with some incredible natural scenery, should get even the grinchiest of folks into the holiday spirit.
Winter Wonderland 1,000 Feet Above Vancouver: Peak of Christmas Returns