The winter-wonderland attractions at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas have returned to normal operations following a couple years of pandemic adjustments.
The annual event features a Light Walk through the forest, visits with Santa in the workshop, skating on an outdoor pond, sleighrides powered by a snow cat, reindeer, movies and more.
New this year, reservations are required for photos with Santa, so visitors have to book ahead using the QR code outside Santa’s Workshop, open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve).
For use on the nearby 8,000-square-foot skating pond, it’s best to bring your own skates that can be brought up the gondola in a backpack, or skaters can rent an adult pair for $8, or $5 for kids. The pond opens at 10 a.m. daily and operates until 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, or 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On the Light Walk, the steps and forest floor can be very slippery, so it’s a good idea to bring snowshoes and ski poles, or just foowear with really good traction. The 30-minute forest walk reveals the natural beauty of Blue Grouse Lake and several light installations for photo ops.
The Peak of Christmas is open this year until Jan. 2. Admission is included with a Mountain Admission ticket. The “family of four” rate is $119 (two adults, two kids). Tots aged four and under are free, but require a ticket. For group tickets and more details, call 604-980-9311.