Merry and Bright in Vancouver!
Start the holiday season off right with a wonderful getaway to BC’s largest city, Vancouver. Framed by the Pacific Ocean and Coastal Mountains, the city welcomes the festive season as magic fills the air and the streets become aglow with the joys of Christmas.
Enjoy an epic experience at the award-winning revolving restaurant, The Top of Vancouver and explore the stunning VanDusen Gardens during their annual Festival of Lights. Stroll the Burnaby Christmas Village where a sparkling winter wonderland awaits and take in the magic of Christmas that fills the air. Delight in the memories that are made during this special time of year.
DAY 1 – VANCOUVER, BC
Our home for the next two nights is The Listel Hotel located in the heart of Vancouver’s shopping district and close to many favourite dining establishments. Then, join us as we visit the VanDusen Festival of Lights where this beautiful serene botanical oasis is turned into a winter wonderland. Stroll through the brightly lit pathways – including the Gingerbread Walk and Candy Cane Lane.
DAY 2 – VANCOUVER, BC
After breakfast, we make our way to the Burnaby Christmas Village – “Where History Comes to Life”. This outdoor museum includes old fashioned streets, historic buildings and period-costumed townsfolk. The afternoon is yours to explore. You may choose to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market which brings Germany’s Old World tradition of Christkindlmarkts to Vancouver.
As the sun sets and the city lights begin to twinkle, board the coach for our very own private Christmas Lights Tour before we end the evening with an epic experience at the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant.
EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS
With views of the coastal mountains and Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a beautiful destination at any time of the year. During the Christmas season the city is adorned in magical lights. From a festive city tour and the VanDusen Festival of Lights to the Burnaby Christmas Village and the Hyatt Regency Gingerbread Lane, this tour highlights some of the best Christmas activities and experiences in Vancouver.
The Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant offers award winning fine dining 553 feet above the streets of Vancouver. Enjoy unobstructed panoramic views.
DAY 3 – RETURN HOME
For the past 30 years, the Hyatt Regency Hotel lobby is transformed into Gingerbread Lane, showcasing creative gingerbread houses and structures whisked together by high school students, professionals and amateur culinary artists, all in support of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Enjoy the amazing creations before continuing our journey home.