SportChek Winter Treks are here!

What to expect

AVAILABLE TO USE NOVEMBER 19TH-DECEMBER 18TH. Have yourself a merry little road trip! Tasty treats, Christmas markets, twinkling lights, holiday shopping and more await you on this festive day. Note: This trip is ideal for travellers who have not done our year-round Taste Trail trip. All stops remain the same from our 2021 version of this festive trip.

Trip Highlights

Christmas markets galore

Cozy cafes & wineries

A massive collection of decorations, gifts and goodies

Magical forests and trails

A wonderful light display to end the day (pre-booking required)

Suggested for
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Food connoisseurs
  • Wine lovers
Available to depart
This itinerary can be used from Wednesday - Sunday. Festive inclusions are available from November 19th - December 18th 2022.

Itinerary

Stop 1

Experience great holiday markets on Saturday and Sunday in the colourful streets of this historic BC town. We’ve also recommended some of our favourite shops, cafes, and walks to get your day started. Drive time to the second stop is 10 minutes.

Markets available November 20th, 27th / December 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th

Stop 2

You might not want to return to the city after a visit to these country favourites. One of them goes all out for Christmas with delectable baked goods, mulled wine, decorations, gift baskets and so much more. Drive time to the third stop is 10-20 minutes.

Stop 3

Enjoy an afternoon glass of wine or escape to a farm with a fuzzy surprise. If you’ve been thinking of snagging some new holiday decor, your festive inclusion is the be-all-end-all spot to deck the halls. Drive time to the fourth stop is 20 minutes.

Stop 4

We’ve sourced a fantastic local market for you to cross names off your gift list. Be sure to check it twice! A ticketed lights event will leave you in awe after the sun sets if you would like to pre-book.

Christmas Craft Market is available November 19th – December 22nd. 

Ticketed light event is available after November 25th. 

Estimated Travel Time
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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

An ice pack and cooler
Camera
Cash
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Vegan
Wheelchair Accessible

Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to help!

Yes! Back by popular demand, The BC Christmas Taste Trail is here. Our suggestions are the same as 2021 to give new Guess Where Trips followers the chance to experience a fan favourite.

Included in your surprise road trip itinerary are fabulous extras to get you in the holiday spirit! If you’re feeling festive and want to follow these for the day, please check our recommended travel dates so all stops are open. If you head out on a different day, you will be able to combine these inclusions with our year-round itinerary to build the perfect adventure.

See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From Vancouver: 2 hours and 30 minutes / 152 km

• From North Vancouver: 2 hours and 45 minutes / 156 km

• From Burnaby: 2 hours / 128 km

• From Richmond: 2 hours and 25 minutes / 150 km

• From Coquitlam: 2 hours / 118 km

• From Ladner: 2 hours and 10 minutes / 138 km

• From North Delta/North Surrey: 1 hour and 40 minutes / 114 km

• From Steinbach: 3 hours and 36 minutes / 305 km

• From Abbotsford: 2 hours and 5 minutes / 120 km

This itinerary can be used any day of the week throughout the year. Some recommendations may be closed Sunday – Monday, but this trip is packed full of lots to do and see!

We recommend departing anytime between 8 am – 9 am.

You will have to leave your furry friend at home for the day. The agricultural businesses, shops and restaurants aren’t dog friendly on this trip. 

We recommended bringing two to five people on your surprise road trip. 

One of the suggested stops requires a small entrance fee (which you can apply to purchases), but the rest of the stops have no admission. Your festive inclusion on the fourth stop starts at $20 per person.

After booking your trip, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.