Here in BC winter holiday is on the horizon, and we know the call of a seasonal getaway is becoming irresistible. It’s the perfect time to unlock the magic of winter and our Prestige properties situated in captivating communities are ready to be your winter wonderland. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a winter tradition enthusiast, or someone yearning for tranquil retreats, our destinations offer a spectrum of experiences. To add extra excitement to your winter stay, we’re excited to present our winter promotion: stay with us for two nights and enjoy a voucher for a complimentary night on your next visit!
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out our “There’s A Prestige For That” webpage, where you can match your winter interests with the Prestige property best suited. We also have three interaction quizzes that will lead you not only to fun results but you’ll unveil a promo code to use to claim your Free Night Stay voucher this winter.
Join us in diving into the charm of winter as we guide you through handpicked activities that capture the essence of each unique locale. Your BC winter holiday is sure to be your best one yet!
BC Winter Holiday in the Thompson Okanagan
While you may know the Okanagan as an ultimate summer destination, you’ll find it’s pretty enchanting as a winter wonderland too. The crisp air and snow-covered landscapes transform the valley into a magical retreat during the winter. These communities offer scenic beauty, outdoor adventures, and cozy winter charm. Let’s explore the seasonal activities that await you in this winter paradise.
Winter Wine Tours
Kelowna, known for its vineyards and wineries, takes on a special allure during the winter months. Embark along the Okanagan Wine Trail, where the vineyards are dusted with snow, creating a picturesque setting for winter wine tasting. Sip on rich reds and crisp whites, enjoying the warmth of local hospitality against the backdrop of snow-laden vines. The best part about wine tours in the winter? No crowds!
Stuart Park Ice Rink is a must-visit for those seeking a blend of winter sports and city charm. Lace up your skates, glide across the ice beneath twinkling lights, and then watch the snow drift down onto Okanagan Lake as you sip hot chocolate. The downtown setting adds a festive atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for families and friends to enjoy the winter season.
Experience the Holidays of the Past
Step into a holiday time capsule at Historic O’Keefe Ranch, where the season comes alive with Victorian Christmas magic. Roasted chestnuts, adorned heritage buildings, and immersive role-playing artists create a nostalgic winter experience. Participate in the Gingerbread contest for a chance to win a prize, and don’t miss the heartwarming encounter with Father Christmas. To elevate your holiday spirit, embark on the Christmas Carol walking theatrical journey, travelling on foot and wagon between historic buildings to witness and actively participate in this enchanting story.
Ski Paradise at Silver Star Mountain Resort
Cradled in the snowy embrace of the Monashee Mountains, SilverStar Mountain Resort stands as a winter paradise. With over 3,200 acres of skiable terrain and an annual snowfall that transforms the landscape into a glistening wonderland, SilverStar is delightful for winter sports enthusiasts. The resort caters to all skill levels, from the gentle slopes perfect for beginners to challenging runs that thrill seasoned skiers and snowboarders. The charming alpine village adds to the allure, providing a cozy retreat after a day on the slopes. As the sun sets behind the peaks, the vibrant village comes alive with après-ski delights, making SilverStar not just a ski destination but a complete winter experience that captivates all who seek the magic of the mountains.
Snowmobiling Adventures on the Nearby Mountains
For those seeking an adrenaline-fueled winter adventure, the nearby mountains become a thrilling playground for snowmobiling. Experience the exhilaration of carving through pristine snow, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes that define the winter wonderland of Salmon Arm. It’s a perfect activity for thrill-seekers looking to add excitement to their winter retreat.
Winter Spa Day at the Resort
Indulge in the ultimate winter spa day at Lake Life Day Spa, where tranquillity meets rejuvenation. Let the soothing ambiance and revitalizing treatments melt away the chill, leaving you refreshed and invigorated. Lake Life Day Spa offers a serene escape, providing the perfect setting to unwind and pamper yourself amidst the season’s serenity.
Take in the Bright Lights at the Wildlife Park
As winter nights fall, the BC Wildlife Park transforms into a magical wonderland during Wildlights. Over a million lights illuminate the park, creating a festive atmosphere for families and winter enthusiasts. Explore the enchanting displays, enjoy the company of Santa Claus, and bask in the warmth of this beloved community event. The BC Wildlife Park, under the shimmering lights of Wildlights, becomes a must-visit destination, adding a touch of festive charm to Kamloops.
Go Fat Biking
As the temperature drops and the trails become blanketed in snow, fat biking emerges as a popular and adventurous way to explore the stunning surroundings. Kamloops, known for its diverse terrain, provides a variety of trails suitable for fat biking, from the gentle slopes of Peterson Creek Park to the challenging routes of Kenna Cartwright Park. With oversized tires designed to navigate through snow-covered paths, fat bikes allow riders to glide effortlessly over frozen landscapes, providing a thrilling and scenic adventure.
BC Winter Holiday in the Kootenays
Embark on a winter adventure in the heart of the Kootenays, where snow-capped peaks and pristine landscapes set the stage for an adrenaline-fueled escapade. As the temperatures drop, the Kootenay region transforms into a playground for winter enthusiasts seeking the thrill of outdoor exploration. From exhilarating alpine skiing to heart-pounding snowmobiling through backcountry trails, the Kootenays are for those with an adventurous spirit. Picture yourself carving through fresh powder, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Here are some of the best adrenaline-pumping activities to do in the Kootenay this BC winter holiday!
Hit Ultimate Relaxation at Radium Hot Springs Pools
Discover the epitome of winter relaxation in Radium as you soak in the natural wonders of the Radium Hot Springs. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Kootenay National Park, these mineral-rich pools offer a therapeutic escape from the winter chill. Immerse yourself in the warmth, surrounded by the crisp mountain air.
Check Out the World’s Longest Ice Skating Path
Head out on a winter adventure like no other as you lace up your skates for a journey along Windermere’s world-renowned skating path. Brace yourself for the thrill of gliding across the ice on the longest skating path in the world! Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a novice, Windermere’s skating path offers an exhilarating experience that seamlessly combines the joy of winter recreation with the breathtaking beauty of the Kootenays.
Explore Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Welcome to Golden at its very best! Kicking Horse Mountain Resort awaits with an invitation to experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding against the stunning backdrop of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. This alpine sanctuary boasts world-class slopes, offering a spectrum of challenges from gentle runs for beginners to exhilarating black diamond trails for seasoned enthusiasts. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is not just a destination for winter sports; it’s a gateway to an unforgettable adventure amid Golden’s pristine winter landscapes. Whether you’re seeking the rush of adrenaline or the joy of mastering the slopes, this resort promises an immersive experience tailored to every skill level.
Get Wild with Wolves
We highly recommend exploring the enchanting Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre. Step into a world where the mystique of the wilderness meets the grace and majesty of wolves. Bask in the natural beauty of this wildlife sanctuary, where you can observe these incredible creatures in their snowy habitat. The Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre offers a unique and educational experience, allowing you to gain insight into the lives and behaviours of these majestic animals.
Hit the Slopes at RED Mountain Resort
Check out the winter thrill of Rossland at the iconic RED Mountain Resort. Cradled by the Monashee Mountains, this world-class destination beckons snow enthusiasts with its legendary slopes and breathtaking alpine vistas. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a novice eager to carve your first turns, RED Mountain offers a diverse range of trails catering to all skill levels. With over 4,200 acres of skiable terrain, this resort is a haven for winter adventurers seeking the perfect blend of excitement and natural beauty.
Try Fat Biking on Rossland’s Trails
Discover Rossland, affectionately known as the Mountain Biking Capital of BC, in a whole new light as you navigate its winter trails on a fat biking adventure. Enjoy the thrill of two wheels on snow-covered paths, where the town’s renowned mountain biking culture extends seamlessly into the winter months. Fat biking, with its oversized tires providing optimal traction on snow, opens up a world of exploration on Rossland’s scenic trails. Traverse through snowy landscapes, surrounded by the quiet beauty of the Monashee Mountains, as you pedal your way through this winter wonderland.
Check Out Whitewater Ski Resort
Discover Nelson’s winter charm at Whitewater Ski Resort amidst the majestic Selkirk Mountains. This alpine gem invites snow enthusiasts to experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding in a setting defined by pristine powder and breathtaking vistas. Whether you’re navigating challenging slopes or embracing the joy of a leisurely descent, Whitewater promises an unforgettable winter adventure. The resort’s unique character and diverse terrain make it a standout destination, providing a distinctive blend of alpine excitement and the distinct charm that defines Nelson.
Take in Local Live Music
Escape the winter chill by immersing yourself in the vibrant local music scene. Warm up your evenings with live performances at venues like The Royal, Broken Hill, and Finley’s Bar & Grill, just to name a few. Nelson’s music scene comes alive during the winter months, offering a diverse range of genres and atmospheres to suit every taste.
Discover Ktunaxa Culture at the Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre
Embark on a profound cultural journey at the Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre, nestled within the St. Eugene Mission near Cranbrook. This center serves as a sacred space where visitors are invited to delve into the rich history, culture, and heritage of the Ktunaxa Nation—a people with their own distinct language and resources, both past and present. As you explore, immerse yourself in the Ktunaxa Creation Story, a narrative that unfolds over thousands of years, revealing the deep connection between the Ktunaxa people and the land. Engage with Ktunaxa Elders and Knowledge Keepers who share firsthand experiences, shedding light on the challenging history of the St. Eugene Mission and residential schools across Canada. A poignant documentary captures the personal stories of Ktunaxa students, forced to leave their families for these institutions, while the inspiring tale of how the St. Eugene Mission transformed into a resort for the benefit of the community adds a powerful layer to this immersive and educational experience.
Take in the Charm of Kimberley Alpine Resort
Escape into the winter wonderland surrounding Cranbrook with a visit to the Kimberley Alpine Resort, a haven for snow enthusiasts. Whether you’re a downhill daredevil or a serene snowshoer, the resort offers a spectrum of winter activities against the backdrop of the breathtaking Purcell Mountains. Skiers can carve their way down groomed slopes while enjoying panoramic views, while snowshoers can traverse tranquil trails surrounded by the pristine beauty of snow-covered forests.
B.C. Winter Holiday in Northern B.C.
Dive into the untamed beauty of Northern British Columbia as winter transforms this vast wilderness into a playground for adventure seekers. With landscapes that stretch endlessly in their pristine, snow-covered glory, the north unfolds as a haven for those seeking the untouched. Imagine navigating through untouched snowscapes, where dense forests and towering peaks stand silent witnesses to the grandeur of winter. In this remote corner of Canada, the wild takes on a new meaning, inviting exploration and inviting those who yearn for adventure to leave their mark on the untouched canvas of Northern BC.
Enjoy Ice Fishing at Purden Lake
Immerse yourself in the winter charm of Prince George with the exhilarating activity of ice fishing at Purden Lake. Surrounded by a pristine winter landscape, Purden Lake transforms into a hotspot for anglers. Drill a hole in the frozen surface, set up your gear, and await the excitement of catching a variety of fish beneath the icy depths. With the snow-covered trees and the crisp mountain air as your backdrop, Purden Lake offers not just a fishing experience but an invigorating escape into the heart of winter wilderness. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a first-time adventurer, ice fishing at Purden Lake promises an exciting exploration of Prince George’s winter delights.
Delight In Lovely Weather For A Sleigh Ride Together
Visit Crazy M Ranch, just 20 minutes west of Prince George, and dive into the magic of winter with their sleigh rides. This 320-acre farm, owned by the Mueller family since 1972, has been a cherished winter destination for about six years, offering a captivating journey through snowy landscapes. Secure your spot early, as these sleigh rides are a popular winter attraction. Bundle up with your group under provided cozy blankets and embark on an hour-long adventure, surrounded by the serene beauty of the snow-covered country. After your delightful sleigh ride, head to “The Sleigh Shed,” an on-site cabin, to warm up with complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies.
Adventure Out to Hudson Bay Mountain
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Bulkley Valley, Hudson Bay Mountain is a winter paradise offering a diverse range of skiing and snowboarding experiences for enthusiasts of all levels. Carve through fresh powder with panoramic views of the snow-capped Babine Mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. Hudson Bay Mountain boasts varied terrain, from gentle slopes for beginners to challenging runs that will thrill the seasoned adventurer. With its inviting alpine atmosphere and a perfect blend of excitement and natural beauty, Hudson Bay Mountain stands as a premier destination for those seeking the thrill of winter.
Traverse Call Lake Provincial Park
Explore the serene winter landscapes surrounding Smithers with a visit to Call Lake Provincial Park, where winter hiking unveils the region’s natural beauty in a tranquil setting. Lace up your boots and embark on a winter hike through snow-covered trails that meander around the pristine Call Lake. The park offers a network of trails suitable for various skill levels, making it an ideal destination for both seasoned hikers and those seeking a more leisurely stroll. Whether you’re captivated by the stillness of snow-laden trees or the crisp mountain air, winter hiking at Call Lake Provincial Park provides a refreshing and invigorating way to connect with the untouched beauty of Smithers’ natural surroundings.
Explore Butze Rapids Park
Enjoy the winter beauty of Prince Rupert at Butze Rapids Park, where the Skeena River converges with Chatham Sound. Wander along well-kept trails through the coastal rainforest to the rugged shoreline, where snow-covered landscapes meet the sea. Experience the rhythmic dance of the winter tides at Butze Rapids, providing a front-row seat to the serene spectacle of nature. Look out for local wildlife, from majestic eagles soaring overhead to seals playing in the chilly waters below. Butze Rapids Park perfectly captures Prince Rupert’s winter coastal charm, inviting you to witness the simple yet breathtaking landscapes of this northern Pacific haven in the colder months.
Learn Something New at the Museum of Northern British Columbia
Step into the warmth of culture at the Museum of Northern British Columbia in Prince Rupert, where the rich heritage of the region unfolds amidst the winter chill. While the outside may be crisp and cold, inside the museum, a welcoming atmosphere invites you to explore the vibrant history of the Tsimshian, Haida, Nuu-chah-nulth nations, and more. Admire intricately carved totem poles and traditional artifacts that tell the stories of Northern British Columbia’s indigenous peoples. The museum becomes a haven where the warmth of culture contrasts with the winter winds outside. Discover the resilient spirit and deep connection to the land and sea as you immerse yourself in the captivating narratives preserved within the walls of this cultural treasure, making it a perfect winter retreat in Prince Rupert.
B.C. Winter Holiday on Vancouver Island
Explore The Uncrowded Trails
Embrace the tranquillity of winter in Sooke by embarking on scenic hikes that showcase the region’s coastal beauty in a unique light. As the lush rainforest and rugged landscapes take on a crisp, refreshing air, winter hiking becomes a captivating adventure. Explore the well-maintained trails of East Sooke Regional Park or venture to the Sooke Potholes, where the absence of summer crowds allows for a more intimate connection with nature. Whether navigating through dense forests or enjoying panoramic coastal views, winter hiking in Sooke offers a peaceful and rejuvenating escape into the heart of Vancouver Island’s natural wonders.
Fish On Cool Waters
Sooke’s coastal charm extends to the winter months, offering a unique and rewarding experience for fishing enthusiasts. Winter fishing in Sooke unveils a different side of the marine bounty that surrounds Vancouver Island. With opportunities to reel in salmon and halibut, the colder season provides a thrilling challenge for anglers. Charter tours guide you through the rich waters, where the crisp air and coastal scenery complement the excitement of the catch. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice, the winter fishing scene in Sooke promises not only a chance to land some impressive catches but also an immersive connection with the region’s maritime heritage and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
As winter blankets British Columbia, inviting you to embark on your BC Winter Holiday, each region unfolds its unique charm—from the untamed north and inviting Kootenays to the serene Okanagan. Explore the snowy thrills of Smithers, discover the cultural richness in Prince Rupert, savour the coastal allure of Sooke, or immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of the Kootenays. And then there’s the Okanagan, where charming towns and renowned wineries await. Picture yourself wandering through cozy Okanagan towns, sipping exquisite wines by a crackling fireplace. Each destination weaves a distinctive winter tale, so let one special place capture your heart and craft a story brimming with snowy joy and delightful discoveries in beautiful British Columbia.