Grouse Mountain Offers an Enchanting Outdoor Light Walk

Grouse mountain light walk 2016

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There’s something so magical about walking through a forest lit up with thousands of twinkling lights. Grouse Mountain lets you experience magic in the trees in their enchanting Light Walk set up for your next perfect Instagram opportunity.

Open daily at dusk, the Light Walk is a free mountain-top activity that is a great excuse to get a bit more fresh air and exercise at night. You can walk through the fir and spruce around Blue Grouse Lake where light installations shine brightly through the dark night.

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Grouse Mountain Offers an Enchanting Outdoor Light Walk

Ticket Giveaway: Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain!

Prepare to be delighted at Peak of Christmas.

Contest alert! It’s day six of The 12 Productions of Christmas. Enter for your chance to win today’s prize!

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Ticket Giveaway: Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain!

Snow Days in Vancouver

Light Walk at Grouse Mountain Photo: Rob Weiss

SNOW.  Unlike our friendly neighbours to the east, snow in Vancouver is an anomaly, a rare occurrence to be treasured and enjoyed.  Although for many commuters, the mention of flakes in the forecast stirs up feelings of fear and dread, I find myself thrilled at the prospect.  Thoughts of the fluffy white stuff touch the prairie girl deep inside me, bringing back fond childhood memories of tobogganing, skating, snowball fights and snowmen.  Like frosting on a cake, a touch of snow brings a sort of seasonal flavouring to our majestic city. From the Peak of Christmas to the Robson Square Ice Rink, the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Vancouver.

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Snow Days in Vancouver

Grouse Mountain Light Walk Returns to the Peak of Vancouver

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas atop Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. The wet weather the past few days has helped transform the mountain into a winter wonderland. It’s a great time to dust off the old ski jacket, mittens and snow boots because like it or not – winter is here!

This weekend marks the start of Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas, which brings Santa Claus, reindeer, and outdoor skating pond and more. One highlight of the event is the dreamy Light Walk feature that is coming back for a second year to guide you on a magical adventure through the snow-covered trees.

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Grouse Mountain Light Walk Returns to the Peak of Vancouver

Real reindeer, 8000-sq-ft skating pond and special sliding zone: Peak of Christmas returning to Vancouver

Photo sourced from grousemountain.com

Photo sourced from grousemountain.com

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … at least on Grouse Mountain.

Frosted white with a fresh dump of snow, Grouse is set to launch its annual Peak of Christmas festivities, Nov. 27. Each year, the ski mountain is transformed into a scene straight from the North Pole, where you can rub noses with real reindeer, stroll through an alpine forest bedecked with lights, and even get some face time with the big man in red himself.

The mile-long ascent aboard Grouse’s Skyride aerial tram brings guests to the base, more than 300 metres above the city of Vancouver. Along the way, the scenery changes from Pacific rainforest to winter wonderland, as you skim over the tops of spruce and fir heavy with snow. Continue reading:
Real reindeer, 8000-sq-ft skating pond and special sliding zone: Peak of Christmas returning to Vancouver

Winter Wonderland 1,000 Feet Above Vancouver: Peak of Christmas Returns

ddi131211_gmr_poc_0545Over 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.

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Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas Video – Free Ticket Giveaway!

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Grouse Mountain’s annual Peak of Christmas festivities take holiday revelers 3,700 meters above downtown. It offers some of the best views of the city, an incredible ride up on Grouse’s Skyride gondola, and a guaranteed ‘white Christmas’ during Vancouver’s otherwise mild winter.

Centered around the Peak Chalet, there are a number of family-friendly attractions to visit, including: a Gingerbread Village, outdoor ice-skating, sleigh rides, and fireside carols. Santa Clause and his right-hand reindeer Prancer are also on-hand for visiting and photos.

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Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas Video – Free Ticket Giveaway!