Vancouver’s North Pole: The Peak of Christmas

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One of the events we’re most looking forward to enjoying this Christmas break as a family, is the Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain.

“We are excited to welcome visitors of all ages to Vancouver’s North Pole for our Peak of Christmas celebration,” said Grouse Mountain’s Communications Manager, Julia Grant. “Whether it’s a visit with Santa and his reindeer, a stroll along our enchanting Light Walk or watching a Christmas movie in the Theatre in the Sky, there’s opportunities for everyone to take part in the magic of the holiday season.”

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Following last winter’s debut, Grouse Mountain’s popular Light Walk has been enhanced for the upcoming winter. Visitors will marvel at new light installations as they walk or snowshoe around Blue Grouse Lake. A 23 ft. deer, light walls and hoop fixtures add to the magic of this stunning experience.

For more outdoor fun, guests can take a spin on Grouse Mountain’s 8,000-square foot outdoor ice skating pond surrounded by trees adorned with glimmering lights. With some additional snowfall, guests will be able to enjoy the multi-lane groomed Sliding Zone, the perfect activity for the child in all of us!

At Santa’s Workshop, believers young and old can share their special Christmas wishes and take a photo. Visits are by donation with all proceeds raised going towards the British Columbia SOS Children’s Village, a long-time Grouse Mountain charitable partner that provides care for children in need.

The elves have also been busy decorating in the Peak Chalet, which will feature an enchanting Gingerbread Village.  Guests are encouraged to vote for their favourite Gingerbread Village creation to select a grand prize winner, with funds raised also benefiting SOS Children’s Village.

In order to facilitate access to Grouse Mountain during the popular holiday period, a Holiday Shuttle will be available on busy days to transport guests from the Cleveland Dam Parking lot to the base of the Mountain.

Shuttle availability for the next day will be announced at 11am each morning. This information will be included in our announcement / alert section on the Current Conditions page of the website.

Should volume necessitate, a second overflow parking lot will be opened at Handsworth Secondary School.

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Grouse Mountain is also the only North Shore mountain accessible by BC Transit. The public transit system offers regular service to and from the base of Grouse Mountain every half hour via Bus 232 – Phibbs Exchange or Bus 236 – Lonsdale Quay. For more details, visit the TransLink website.

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More information including a Parking Map can be found on the Grouse Mountain website. Peak of Christmas is open until January 2nd. More information on their website.

Merry Christmas!

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