Capilano Suspension Bridge – Canyon Lights
A holiday tradition on the North Shore, Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge are a festive wonder and an adrenaline thrill all at the same time. Thousands of lights adorn the forested trails around the world famous suspension bridge. The bridge itself glows with light as it streaks through the night to the opposite side of the canyon. Crossing in the pitch black night, made it easier for a person with a fear of heights, like myself, as the canyon floor is out of sight there’s no reference to how high you’re swinging above.
On the far side of the canyon even more lights await, lookouts surround the lake ringed with lit trees and animatronic illuminated reindeer dot the woodland. Meandering the trails and pathways leads to more surprised around each tree. Looking up also means more lights as the Treetops Adventure rope bridges are lit from tree to tree.
Crossing back over the bridge gives a great view of the cliff walk, perched on the edge of the canyon, and of the fairy tale village appearance of the Trading Post, Logger’s Grill and other buildings at the main entrance. Beyond just the amazing light display there are plenty of other festive activities available before you leave the park, nightly Christmas carols, Glass ornament blowing (by appointment), Reindeer Games – scavenger hunt, Gingerbread decorating and of course shopping and eating.
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park runs 5pm – 9pm nightly (except December 25) until January 1, 2012. Admission is $25/adults, $5/children (6-16yrs). Proceeds from admission go to support BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund