Top 5 Cities in Canada for Christmas Holidays 2017

Spending Christmas in really cold weather is an interesting experience. If you are planning or ready to travel to Canada for next coming holidays, check out the top 5 cities that are considered the best places for Christmas celebrations.

1. Ottawa


Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and the fourth largest city in the country. The city stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Beginning with an illumination ceremony in early December, the nation’s capital bathes the Parliament Buildings in dramatic light—with the prime minister often flipping the switch himself. The ceremony includes free hot chocolate, Christmas caroling and Beaver Tails, followed by a solid month of beauty—both Parliament Hill and more than 60 sights along Confederation Boulevard feature lovely illumination displays.

Several suggested hotels in Ottawa are National Hotel and Suties, Comfort Inn Ottawa East Hotel, Capital Hill & Suites Ottawa Hotel, Residence Inn Ottawa Downtown Hotel, Les Suites Hotel Ottawa.

2. Toronto

Toronto Xmas

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Attracting half million people, Canada’s largest city annually holds one of the biggest Santa Claus parades in the world. Tracing a 6-kilometre route through the heart of the city, featured more than two dozen floats (everything from a doughnut house to a dinosaur and giant Lego men), 20 marching bands and Father Christmas, in the flesh. Throughout the month of December, take in the Cavalcade of Lights, a festival that kicks off with the lighting of a massive Christmas tree in Nathan Phillips Square, in front of City Hall.

Several of best hotels in Toronto are Thompson Toronto Hotel, Best Western Plus Travel Toronto Airport, Courtyard By Marriott Downtown Toronto Hotel, Eaton Chelsea Hotel, Howard Johnson Yorkville, etc. Early hotel booking on Toronto Christmas is highly recommended.

3. Quebec

Xmas in Quebec City

Quebec is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province that has a predominantly French-speaking population, and the only one to have French as its sole provincial official language. Quebec City is a great place to spend the Xmas holiday, with cobblestone lanes, beautiful, fluffy white snow and some of the most beautiful, historic architecture in Canada. There’s a lot going on in the capital of la Belle Province, including Quebec-Adabra, a festival that offers large-scale illuminations, a light show and an authentic German Christmas market. The Christmas in Quebec is one of the best celebrations in North America.

Some of best hotels are Delta Quebec Hotel, Hotel Le Louisbourg, Marie Rollet Hotel, Hotel Jardin Ste Anne, Hotel le Priori, etc

4. Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver, officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia. The 2011 census recorded 603,502 people in the city, making it the eighth largest Canadian municipality. An annual tradition since the 1960s, this city’s Carol Ships Parade of Lights takes the festivities out on the water as many as 80 boats strung with some 100,000 lights parade around False Creek, Deep Cove and Port Moody. You can book a cruise for a romantic dinner. You can also visit Stanley Park-Canada’s greatest green space.

Some of recommended hotels in Vancouver are Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel, Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, The Burrard Hotel, Empire Landmark Hotel, Wedgewood Hotel And Spa.

5. Edmonton

Emonton Xmas

Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. Christmas and New Years Eve in Edmonton are biggest celebrations here. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the center of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. Edmonton is home to an honest-to-goodness Candy Cane Lane, eight blocks in Edmonton’s West End because a festive wonderland every December, on peak nights, during weekends just before Xmas, the spectacle can lead to traffic jams.

Some of best hotels in Edmonton are Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown Hotel, National Hotel and Suties, Delta Edmonton Centre Hotel, Coliseum Inn, The Sutton Place Edmonton Hotel.

If you have decided to spend your Christmas and New Years Eve in Canada, early booking is strongly recommended.