NOT ONLY A POPULAR DESTINATION FOR SUMMER FUN, THE HOLIDAYS ON BEAR MOUNTAIN ALSO PROVIDE ENDLESS FAMILY FUN AND ACTIVITIES. THE HIGHER ALTITUDE INCREASES THE CHANCE OF A LARGER SNOWFALL THAN THE REST OF GREATER VICTORIA AND THE VILLAGE IS DECORATED WITH BEAUTIFUL LIGHTS AND GARLAND. YOU CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN THE NORTH POLE!
For locals, Bear Mountain is the perfect alternative to the five-hour drive up to Mt. Washington or travel day to Whistler. Although Victoria is not known for its freezing temperatures, relaxing over the holidays in a winter wonderland is achievable for Victorian’s with just a 25-minute drive North. but feels like you’ve flown to a quaint little European village nestled in the mountains.
Fun for the whole family awaits just a stones-throw away from the Victoria core. Here are a few of our favourite holiday activities we think you would also enjoy.
Open from 10am-8pm daily, the annual Winter Wonderland outdoor skating rink at the Westin provides the perfect place to build memories with your friends, colleagues, and loved ones. With complimentary loaner skates and helmets based on availability, there’s no need to own your own gear. Prices are affordable and offer discounts for families of three or more so don’t worry about breaking the bank during the busy holiday season. Open until mid-January, there’s no reason to miss out on skating amongst the beauty of Bear Mountain and its surrounding wilderness.
This Christmas leave the cooking to the pro’s. Spend the holidays with the ones you love and let the chefs of the Westin take care of you and your family. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, they have put together a few amazing menus that will leave the whole family satisfied. Enjoy three separate menus featuring the Christmas Eve seafood buffet, the Christmas Day brunch buffet, and the Christmas dinner buffet. Prices range by age and pre-booking your seating time is mandatory. Celebrate Christmas with the whole family without the hassle of clean-up or braving the snowy roads.
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Whether you’re walking through the village on a snowy evening, skating the Westin’s Winter Wonderland, or drinking a cup of hot chocolate (and Bailey’s?) at Jacks Place, Bear Mountain offers locals and visitors alike the perfect setting for a holiday getaway.