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Best White Christmas Experiences in Canada

It's that most wonderful time of the year again, and we have just the thing to get your Festive Spirit soaring. Read on as we take a walk in a winter wonderland in the Northern Hemisphere where your dreams of a white Christmas really do come true.


If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, Canada is the place to go. From Victoria to Banff and everywhere in between, the joys of Christmas come alive in the experiences unique to each destination. And boy, do we have a wonderland of them in store.

Scapilano suspension bridge covered in snow, Vancouver

Festive Activities in Canada

Whether it is due to all the fir trees, Christmas lights, or winter activities on offer, British Columbia is an especially magical place to visit at this time of year. You’ll feel the spirit of Christmas come alive on a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to see the magical Canyon Lights display.


During our Twelve Days of Christmas tour, you can take part in the magic of a dog sled or snowmobile ride. If you are up for a snowy adventure on foot, experience a view of the icefalls that can only be seen at this time of year during a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk.


In Jasper, there are ample frozen caves, wildlife and waterfalls to explore making for the ultimate wintry encounter. Experience beautiful alpine scenery as you pass by on the overnight VIA Rail journey to Jasper National Park. When you are ready to defrost on this Christmas tour, enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Fairmont Spa whilst staying at Fairmont Banff Springs.

Snow covered village at night, Whistler

Fairy Lights and Charming Alpine Villages

APT has been touring Canada for more than 30 years. We learnt a bit about the place in that time. Like where to go to experience festive joy at its most prominent. Come with us and discover atmospheric villages where fairy lights sparkle and Christmas joy fills the air. Wander through lit-up streets of Banff village, brace the fresh, winter air and snowy backdrop of Whistler or cosy up in a teepee in Yellowknife, enjoying hot drinks brewed on a woodfire stove. Feel like you’re in a fairy tale during a tour of British Columbia capital, Victoria, in a horse-drawn carriage on the 14-day Castles and Festive Winter Wonderland. There is also the opportunity to visit The Butchart Gardens to see the Magic of Christmas lights display. Celebrate the moment with your loved ones by experiencing these unforgettable adventures together. 

Vibrant green night sky and pine trees, Canada

Aurora Borealis Viewing

Named by Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in the early 1600s, the Aurora borealis might just be nature’s most eye-catching phenomenon – a shimmering, dazzling dance that stretches across the sky and fills all who see it with wonder. Our remote journey to Canada's Yukon territory is a prime location to witness this mesmerising spectacle. The Yukon is a realm of wonder, where nature's grandeur unfolds against a backdrop of pristine wilderness, offering an unparalleled experience for those seeking the magic of the northern lights.
Feel the holiday spirit and explore all APT’s North America tours!