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Five Fabulous Festive Vacations
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Five Fabulous Festive Vacations

Celebrate the Holidays in the Mountains.

The snow is falling all around, the lights are twinkling through the dark winter nights and the spirit of the season is embracing all of us. Peace, love, family and friends all coming together – It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

But not everyone is into a home-for-the-holidays celebration. Some are keen to celebrate but with a change of scenery. They want to let someone else do the cooking, hang the lights and create the fun.  If this is you we have a few suggestions.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s getaway or a festive family-friendly vacation, Canada’s Mountain Resorts has five fabulous options to choose from.

Banff – Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle with Santa
Celebrate the Magic of Christmas at the Castle

Experience the magic of Christmas at the Castle: December 1, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Take a seat at a decadent feast, try a crafting workshop or go on a guided wilderness hike. Sing Christmas carols in the grand Castle hall and take the kids to a PJ party with Santa. Dust off the tux and evening gown and join a New Year’s chef’s wine dinner and ballroom dance to ring in the New Year in high style. Christmas at the Castle is a festive season packed with events, workshops and activities, feasts and fetes, from November to January each year.

BANFF – Christmas AT The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Experience the holiday splendor at the Rimrock Resort Hotel: December 1, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Like a snow globe brought to life, the Canadian Rockies possess a magic that makes each holiday even more exciting. Capturing the wonder of these special moments, The Rimrock Resort Hotel is pleased to offer a collection of festive celebrations and seasonal events to experience during your stay. Join us for all your memory-making holidays and special occasions in Banff.

Jasper – FestivAL OF cHRISTMAS

Santa's Cabin at Jasper Park Lodge, Christmas
Jasper’s Festival of Christmas is the ideal place to call home this Holiday Season.

Make Jasper Park Lodge your home for the holidays during the Festival of Christmas: December 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

An exceptional holiday season awaits in Jasper National Park. Christmas is magical in Jasper, Alberta. Softly falling snow, thousands of twinkling lights and of course, a visit from Santa. Kids love Christmas at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and so do we!

The elves at the Lodge have been working hard preparing for your arrival. They’ve planned so many activities – movie nights, skating on Lake Mildred, smores & hot chocolate by crackling outdoor fires, arts and crafts for kids of all ages. Visit the gingerbread village, enjoy festive feasts and visit Santa’s Cabin – his “home away from home”. Mrs. Claus, the sleigh and reindeer, will all be there so don’t miss them!

Lake Louise – Discover the Spirit of Christmas

Chateau Lake Louise Ice Castle
Festive Family Fun or Romantic Getaway, Lake Louise has it all their doorstep.

This Christmas, in Lake Louise, create memories that will last a lifetime. Eat, drink and be merry in a hidden alpine retreat and experience once-in-a-lifetime activities that will have you wishing your holiday will never end. Dash through the snow on a Brewster sleigh ride, skate through the ice castle on a beautiful mountain rink, make spirits bright with a warm cocktail from the Ice Bar, or just sit and admire the beautiful mountain landscape as the treetops glisten.

There’s for fun for the kids and families too. The festive activities won’t disappoint!

Whistler – Christmas at the Chateau

Christmas at Chateau Whistler
Enjoy Christmas Festivities in Whistler for a truly special Holiday.

Fondue at the Chalet, turkey dinner in the Wildflower, hearty breakfasts & decadent smokehouse-style dinners in Portobello, and Whistler’s best après fare – get ready for holiday feasts that will delight. But there’s more…

The holidays are action packed at the Chateau, with lots of festive, family fun lined up. From craft activities, the solstice lantern parade, to reindeer games, hot chocolate by a firepit, even a Christmas Eve bedtime story with Mrs. Claus, there is endless fun for all. (And that doesn’t even include your outdoor play on the slopes, in the tube park or in the village).

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