Category: destination of the week 12 feb to 18 feb winter

Join our Granville Island Market Tour to weave expertly through the bustling Public Market, skipping the line at the best food shops and artisans to taste over 20 signature Canadian tastings. Youíll experience the vibrant culture and history of the area, while savouring a cornucopia of fine foods – from local cheeses and top-quality charcuterie to sourdough bread, to melt-in-your-mouth donuts, and more!

The Vancouver Christmas Market, located on Jack Pool Plaza at Olympic Cauldron, is guaranteed to get you in the festive mood! Stroll through the festively decorated outdoor Christmas village and be treated to row upon row of illuminated wooden huts offering handmade gifts and tempting treats. Listen to the sounds of bells, trumpeters and carolers. As day becomes night, thousands of Christmas lights sparkle and delicious aromas of mulled wine and spicy gingerbread waft through the air.

Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. See the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall!), go on a Snowy Owl Prowl, decorate gingerbread cookies and make your own Christmas card (by donation) in the Winter Pavilion, and sing-along with the holiday band.

Escape into the serene beauty of a natural winter playground. Just a short distance from the Peak Chalet, you’ll find yourself a world away in the Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park. You can find the groomed trails easily with clearly marked signs from the top of Grouse Mountain. Discover why snowshoeing is the fastest growing outdoor winter activity.