Wintery weather has hit and the holidays are just around the corner. If you're thinking of celebrating the season somewhere away from home, here are our picks for the most epic places to celebrate the holidays in Canada.
Montreal is a great place to visit during the holiday season. It plays host to fabulous holiday markets, festivals and events that are well worth the trip. It's also just stunningly beautiful in the winter. If you're going there, be sure to check out Le Grand Marche de Noel, Luminotherapie, Village de Noel, and consider skating or cross country skiing on Mt Royal.
This city has a lot to offer over the holiday season. It's huge, so you can find something to enjoy pretty much anywhere you're staying -- from holiday markets to inspiring events, great food and more. We highly recommend checking out Distillery Winter Village, the One of A Kind Show, Cavalcade of Lights, and Holiday Fair in the Square. Don't want to cook Christmas dinner? No problem.
Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City is a stunningly beautiful destination any time of year, but we love it most during the holiday season when snow is in the air and on the ground. If you're lucky enough to spend it there, be sure to check out Le Grand Marche de Noel, the German Christmas Market and the Grand Concert de Noel.
If you're looking for a warm(er) but still magnificently festive destination, Vancouver is a great option! With its ocean views, great holiday markets and events, and general smack-you-in-the-face beautiful scenery, it's well worth the trip. While you're there, don't miss the Vancouver Christmas Market, the West Vancouver Holiday Market, and the Christmas Booze Cruise. If you'd like to enjoy Christmas in the Jewish style (with Chinese food and a movie), you can't beat Vancouver's amazing Chinese restaurants..
If you're up for a picturesque holiday destination, you can't go wrong with Whistler! It's the snow globe of a Village you're looking for and it's a great place to get away to. If you're going, be sure to make time to ski and snowboard, try snow tubing or dog sledding, and check out events like Wintersphere.
We hope you enjoy the holiday season – wherever you spend it!