Christmas is now just 3 weeks away and this week is where we see the city of Vancouver light up with Christmas decorations and various festive events are now in full swing – check out the very best Vancouver has to offer for the 2017 Festive season.
St Pauls Lights of Hope.
St Pauls Hospital is located just a few minutes north of the hotel and puts on a great light display that transforms the front of the hospital with a dazzling display of lights which is generously supported by various amazing sponsors. The Lights of Hope is St Pauls biggest fundraiser for the hospital and helps fund equipment for the hospital and helps its patients get the treatment and help they need.
The lights are set up with the help of 150 volunteers using supplies that are also donated too and my oh my do they do an excellent display. The hospital is located on Burrard Street just one block north of the Davie street intersection – go check it out!
Holiday Traditions at The Vancouver Aquarium.
Did you know that Santa as busy as he is at this time of year takes a time out every day to visit the Vancouver Aquarium? Well now that you do you should go and pay him a visit. Why? Well Santa believe it or not likes nothing more than to take a dip into the tanks for a swim in his Christmas suit an all! Affectionately known as Scuba Clause – Santa will take a daily dive to say hi to the Sealife in the Georgia Strait tank to wow the visitors.
Also you should check out the Electric Eels too – discover the electric power of these incredible Fish and see how they use there inner electrical power to light up the Christmas tree in the aquarium – a truly shocking display much to our delight!
The Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge.
This is the place to go for some real festive magic for all the family to explore and here you will get to see the biggest Christmas Trees around! The magnificent Douglas Fir Trees that dominate the mountains and forests of the area will be made up in spectacular fashion for the family to enjoy. Standing at a mighty 400 feet, the majority of the tree will be lit up producing the tallest Christmas trees this side of the world, not just one of them but 8 to blow you away!
Vancouver Christmas Market
This traditional German style Market is exactly what you want to see during the Christmas period and it will get you into that real Festive mood. With over 75 different Christmas market huts there that will be selling authentic Christmas gifts, sweets, treats and treasures!
Now located at Canada Place surrounding the Olympic Cauldron it is a great location with the gorgeous Snow capped North shore mountains in the distance.
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Christmas at Fly Over Canada
Have you ever wondered what it is like to experience the world just as Santa does at this time of year? Have you wondered what the world is like that he sees when he is on his global travels working hard to supply Christmas gifts around the world? Well, look no further than the incredible experience that is Fly over Canada.
Here you can fly with Santa and his Elves on a truly wonderfully magical experience as Santa travels across Canada to his final destination he calls home – The North Pole!
Did you know that some say that The North Pole is actually in Canada, well it is disputed by other territories but to make an argument out if it the closest landmass to the pole is Nunavut – so we guess that this makes sense as to why Santa is always wearing red eh!