The Holiday Season Highway: BC Route 7

Published On: November 30, 2019Categories: Uncategorized

Lights at Lafarge | Coquitlam

After you check out this list be sure to read our Christmas Shopping on BC’s Holiday Season Highway & Restaurants That Will Warm You Up This Winter on BC Route 7 blogs.


The year has flown by, and suddenly we’re on the verge of a brand-new decade. Let’s be sure to savour every last drop that 2019 has left to give! The communities along BC Route 7 are abuzz with fun holiday events, great shopping, delicious eats, and sparkling holiday lights. Grab your winter coats, pack the family in the car and make your way down the road to experience some holiday magic. We’ve compiled a list of holiday events we think you’ll enjoy, so join us as we start in Hope and make our way west along the always scenic BC Route 7: The Holiday Highway!


It’s easy to get lost in the holiday spirit in this charming little town; with its backdrop of towering, snow-capped mountains, sparkling rivers, and infinite stretches of forest, Hope is like a magical Christmas village display come to life.

Hope’s Holiday Fest

Wallace Street, Hope

November 30th, 5:00pm-9:00pm

22nd Annual Hope Towing Ride with Santa

Wallace Street at Memorial Park Bear Carving

December 14th, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Hope Eagle’s Market

386 Fort Street

December 22nd, 10:00am-2:00pm

New Year’s Polar Bear Swim

Kawkawa Lake Boat Launch

January 1st, 2020


For a small town, Agassiz puts on one heck of a Christmas celebration. Even the train gets all decked out for the holidays! You’ll find so much to see and do in this delightful town famous for its strong agricultural roots. Speaking of agriculture, make sure you check out the amazing farms and markets in the area by taking the Circle Farm Tour!

Dickens Christmas Tea

Cheam Village Conference Room, 1525 Mackay Crescent, Agassiz

December 7th, 1:00pm-3:30 pm

Old Fashioned Christmas Luncheon at Kilby Historic Site

215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills

December 14th & 15thst & 22nd

Holiday Craft Market

Sasquatch Mountain Resort, 20955 Hemlock Valley Road, Agassiz

December 14th & 15th, 9am-5pm

CP Holiday Train

Across from the Agra Centre, Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz

December 16th, 5:30pm

Photos With Santa

Sasquatch Mountain Resort, 20955 Hemlock Valley Road, Agassiz

December 21st – 24th, 11:00am-3:00pm

Harrison Hot Springs

There’s so much to see and do in this spectacular village, you’ll want to stay a while. Book a stay at one of their many excellent accommodations and you’ll want to make it your family’s annual holiday tradition! Doesn’t a soothing holiday hot springs soak sound inviting?

Lights by the Lake

Village Square Plaza

November 23rd – January 12th, Dusk-11pm Daily

Harrison Hot Springs Skating Rink

495 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs

November 23rd – February 29th, 10am-9pm

Christmas Tree Trail

Various Locations in the Village

November 23rd – January 1st

Christmas Craft Fair

Harrison Beach Hotel, 160 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs

November 30th, 10:30am-4:30pm



Downtown Mission is a harmonious blend of beautiful historical buildings, and modern revitalization. There are so many unique shops and eateries, it’s an ideal place to get your Christmas shopping done and enjoy fantastic fare from the coffee shops and restaurants along the way.

DBA Customer Appreciation Night

First Avenue and Railway Street, Mission

November 28th, 5pm-9pm

Breakfast With Santa

Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand Street, Mission

December 5th, 9:30am-11am

Mission Candlelight Parade

First Avenue/Lougheed Highway through Historic Downtown Mission

December 6th, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Winter Wonderland

Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand Street, Mission

December 19th – 23rd, Various Times



You’ll want to tackle that Christmas shopping list here! Maple Ridge has almost endless choices for shopping, so many that they have a number of distinct shopping districts: 224th Street District, the Dewdney Shopping Corridor, West Lougheed Shopping Corridor, and the Town Centre Lougheed Corridor. And, when the shopping is all done, you’ll want to stop in at one of the local craft breweries, pubs, or restaurants for a cold one and some tasty eats! There are so many to choose from: follow the BC Ale Trail and you’ll see what we mean.

Timberline Country Christmas

Timberline Ranch, 22351 144th Avenue, Maple Ridge

November 30th – December 22nd, Various Times

Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade

Dewdney Trunk Road and Plaza Street, Maple Ridge

December 7th, 4:00pm-8:00pm (Parade at 6pm)

Glow Maple Ridge

Memorial Peace Park; Downtown Maple Ridge

December 7th – January 5th, Various Times

CP Holiday Train

Across from Billy Milner Pub, River Road, Maple Ridge

December 16th, 7:50pm-8:30pm



Coquitlam and Christmas go together like hand in glove (or fuzzy warm mitten)! The city is famous for its breathtaking “Lights at Lafarge” Christmas light display, which has run for several years, and has become a favourite holiday tradition for so many. With over 100,000 lights, the display will dazzle your eyes and fill your heart with the joy of the season.

Lights at Lafarge Kick-off Event & Fire Show

Lafarge Lake, Town Centre Park, Coquitlam

November 30th – January 19th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

December 6th – December 8th, Various Times

We love filling your calendar with holiday joy! Discover more about the Scenic BC Route 7.

Check out these popular holiday season blogs on BC Route 7.

❄️ Christmas Shopping on BC’s Holiday Season Highway

❄️ Restaurants That Will Warm You Up This Winter on BC Route 7

❄️ Glow Maple Ridge | BC Route 7

❄️ 2019 Lights by the Lake – Harrison Hot Springs

❄️ 2019 Lights at Lafarge – Coquitlam

❄️ 2019 Holiday Train on BC Route 7

❄️ New Outdoor Village Skating Rink in Harrison Hot Springs

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