Christmas in Canada

The Magical Wonders of Christmas in the Rockies

Canada is a magical place to visit at any time of the year, but never more so than during the holiday season. Introducing our brand new 14 Day Christmas Markets & the Rockies tour departing 21 November 2019 featuring an array of experiences to get you into the festive spirit pre-Christmas.

At Canada’s iconic Fairmont hotels in the Rocky Mountains, experience a Christmas straight from the pages of a fairytale. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, dogsledding adventures, trees and shops alive with lights, ice skating and carollers combining to make all your festive dreams come true.

Fairmont Banff Springs and Banff Christmas Markets

Located in a land of a thousand Christmas Trees, the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs celebrates the festive season with luxury and elegance at the Castle. Featuring ballrooms and halls bursting with decorations, to a VIP suite for the one and only Mr. Claus, there really is no other place like the Castle in the Rockies.

From boughs, to bows, balls and wreaths, there’s an added touch of colour and whimsy at every turn. Guests are invited to marvel at the fairytale inspired oversized tree in Mount Stephen Hall. 

Whilst in Banff, we invite you to experience The Banff Christmas Market#, inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. Capturing all of the tradition, heritage and romance of European markets, while showcasing the best artisanal products of the Bow Valley and its surrounding regions. Boasting unique Christmas gifts, entertainment and an exotic menu of culinary delights.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Embrace the magic of a white Christmas in November in the heart of Banff National Park. Give yourself the gift of exploring Lake Louise and the surrounds with a Mountain Adventure Guide.

Discover the vast, white wilderness from one of the incredible hiking trails or enjoy the Johnston Canyon Icewalk. At the end of the day, soak up one of the most iconic views in the Canadian Rockies from one of the iconic restaurants.

There’s no shortage of Christmas cheer in Lake Louise to put you in the mood for the holidays.
Lake Louise Ice Skating

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Situated in the world’s second largest Dark Sky Preserve, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge invites you to celebrate your holiday season in Canada’s Ultimate Cabin Escape.
The cedar and log chalets offer stunning mountain vistas, abundant wildlife and pristine wilderness that will encompass your winter wonderland experience.
The lodge will be decorated from top to bottom with colourful Christmas decorations, thousands of lights and a life-size gingerbread house.
Exclusively for Scenic guests travelling on the Christmas Markets & the Rockies (RCXM) departure, we invite you to enjoy the following unique experiences^:
  • Wine tasting, including food pairing suggestions
  • Cocktail-making demonstration with recipe cards to take home
  • Cooking Class with the Head Chef
  • Grilling and smoking demonstration with tastings in the ‘Man Cabin’
  • Decorating Class - How to Dress your Christmas Table, gift wrapping ideas including a small (packable) centrepiece to take home
  • Dark Sky Event with heated Planetarium Experience followed by s’mores (sweet campfire treat) around the fire pit
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Pool

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Your stay at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel Vancouver comes with a warmer, seasonal atmosphere adorned with traditional decor that’s perfect for holiday celebrations.
During your stay, explore the Vancouver Christmas Market, offering an authentic German style feast for the senses. Stroll the twinkling pathways of a European inspired Christmas village in the crisp winter air.
Combining colourful décor, authentic gifts, enticing food and drink, and entertainment, this Yuletide celebration creates the perfect atmosphere to be immersed in the Christmas spirit.
^ All experiences are subject to availability
# Approximate dates for the Banff Christmas Market in 2019 are 22 - 25 November
Vancouver Christmas Market

14 day Christmas Markets & the Rockies

Banff > Vancouver
Journey from Banff to Vancouver over 14 days and celebrate the magic of Christmas. Get in the festive spirit by visiting the Banff Christmas Market and continue your Canadian winter experience with a dogsledding adventure or a canyon icewalk as part of Scenic Freechoice.

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