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Christmas is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to dot your i’s and cross your t’s for your Christmas family vacation plans. For many, the holidays are a time to stay home with the family and relax, but for others, it’s a time for new Christmas adventures the whole family can enjoy. And if you’re on the hunt for a Christmas family vacation destination, then Canmore might be the answer for you.

As local experts of Canmore, Spring Creek Vacations has the perfect guide to help you plan a festive holiday with the family in Canmore. Keep reading for our guide to a Christmas Family vacation in Canmore.

Why Canmore Makes The Perfect Destination For Your Christmas Family Vacation

Picture-perfect scenery and plenty of things to do, Canmore is a true winter wonderland for a Christmas family vacation. Our stunning winter landscapes are perfect for Christmas morning walks, while our vibrant food scene makes your holiday in Canmore extra tasty. 

While Banff is the most well-known destination in the Canadian Rockies, Canmore offers a more unique experience. Canmore is built for locals rather than tourists and is geared towards families wanting that local feel. Getting more bang for your buck than Banff, Canmore is also a destination that helps you make the most of your holidays in the Canadian Rockies. Canmore is quickly growing as the favourite destination for Christmas family vacations in the Canadian Rockies, and for good reason.

From our Canmore Nordic Centre for a variety of outdoor winter activities in Canmore to our variety of holiday events, Canmore is a unique and fun destination for a Christmas family vacation. Plus, we have some of the most comfortable and luxurious vacation rentals that will feel like your home away from home for the holiday season.

A wintery view of the Bow River by the Canmore Engine Bridge, with the snowy mountains and forests in the background, and fresh snow on the ground.
Photo by Matthew Sichkaruk on Unsplash

Make Room For Holiday Events & Festivities On Your Christmas Family Vacation In Canmore

If you’re looking to get into the festive mood during your Christmas family vacation, you’ve come to the right place. Canmore’s holiday season is packed with fun and festive events to add to your Canmore trip itinerary. From wholesome Christmas markets to the Festival of Trees, you and your family will be full of holiday cheer during your family winter vacation. With events for all ages (and even some for pets like Pet Photos With Santa if you’re visiting with your dog), there’s something for everyone to enjoy during your trip. 

One of the biggest holiday events of the year in Canmore is the Festival of Trees where the Malcolm Hotel is filled with decorated Christmas trees along with many holiday events all month long to help celebrate the season. Book the Breakfast with Santa during your trip for a delicious meal the whole family can take part in, or simply stroll the beautiful property to admire the uniquely decorated Christmas trees. Whatever you choose, Canmore is a vibrant place to visit during the holiday season.

Here’s our list of some of the Canmore holiday events happening this December:

  1. The Annual Rotary Club of Canmore Festival of Trees
    1. Annual Crowning of the Tree at The Malcolm Hotel
    2. The Spirits of Christmas Tasting Experience *adult event
    3. Kids Holiday Extravaganza
    4. Seniors Christmas Tea
    5. Breakfast With Santa
  2. Pet Photos with Santa – SPCA Festive Fundraiser
  3. Festive High Tea – SPCA Festive Fundraiser

Find out more about these and other holiday events in Canmore this year.

Christmas trees with lights are lined up next to each other for the Annual Festival of Trees in Canmore, a Canmore winter event that happens in December to celebrate the season all month long.

Keep Your Family Trip Itinerary Full With These Canmore Activities For Your Christmas Family Vacation

Holiday events aren’t the only thing you can do on your Christmas family vacation in Canmore. If events aren’t quite your family’s thing, Canmore also has a variety of things to do in winter. 

From classic tobogganing with the kids to ice skating and winter hiking, there’s no shortage of outdoor winter activities to do while in Canmore. You can also enjoy a variety of indoor activities like visiting the Canmore Museum or pottery painting. And if you’re looking to relax, our Canmore vacation rentals offer comfortable accommodations for a family game night or just to unwind.

Here are some Canmore winter activities to try during your Christmas Family Vacation:

Staying With Spring Creek Vacations For Your Christmas Family Vacation

A Christmas family vacation away from home isn’t complete without cozy accommodations. Our Canmore vacation rentals have fully-equipped kitchens, cozy bedrooms and spacious living areas. Plus, as a team of passionate locals that offer hotel-quality services and expert knowledge on all things Canmore, we can help you plan your ideal Christmas family vacation. 

If you’re looking to make your Christmas family vacation extra special, browse our vacation rentals and book with Spring Creek Vacations today.

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