Eight Great Festive Vancouver Holiday Light Displays

This weekend Capilano Suspension Bridge launched the 2013 edition of Canyon Lights, a festive season display of thousands of lights throughout the forest groves, ponds and the world renowned suspension bridge itself. The rainy weather added an extra twinkle to the canyon as the flights danced off the wet pavements and boardwalks.

Many of the other favourite festive light displays around Vancouver are also starting in the next week, here’s a few of my favourites including Canyon Lights.

Canyon Lights
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Canyon Lights runs until January 5th, 2013 at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Adult admission is $31.95, including holiday activities and entertainment beginning at 4pm each day.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden – December 7, 2012 to January 1, 2013 4:30pm – 9:00pm Adult Admission $16.75
Hundreds of thousands of lights, carolers, dancing gnomes and so much more make this one of the city’s most popular Christmas Light displays so think about buying tickets in advance.

Bright Nights, Stanley Park Christmas Train– November 29, 2012 to January 1, 2013 3pm to 11pm Fri – Sat,

Bright Nights
Bright Nights at Stanley Bridge

3pm to 10pm Sun – Thu Adult Train Admission $10 Matinee Trains – Wed, Sat & Sun $5.50. Buy advance tickets via ticketmaster. Plaza Admission by donation (suggested $4, proceeds to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund)
Two million lights twinkle throughout the plaza and Miniature Train. Ride the train, watch the dozens of festive displays while strolling the plaza sipping a hot cocoa.


Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Garden
Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Garden

Bloedel Conservatory Jewel Box Of Lights – December 6th 2012 to January 1st, 2013, 4:30pm – 9:00pm. Adult admission $7 – Get 2 for 1 admission after visiting Festival of Lights at Van Dusen or Bright Nights at Stanley Park.
Step inside the dome of Bloedel Conservatory to experience a twinkling tropical oasis filled with thousands of lights bring the festival lights indoors to the controlled climate.

Illuminations at Burnaby Village Museum – December 15, 2012 – January 4, 2013 – Free
Step back into the heritage village as it’s decorated and illuminated with 24,000 lights

Lights of Hope at St Paul’s Hospital –  Free
Perhaps one of Vancouver’s most visible festive light displays Lights Of Hope is in its 15th year of helping to raise funds fop the Hospital.

Canuck Place Light Up Their Lives – Free
A beautiful display of lights surrounds the beautiful turn-of-the-century Glen Brae Manor in Shaughnessy, people are invited to buy a light with their donation helping to fund the great work at Canuck Place.

Christmas at Canada Place – Free
The iconic sails of Canada Place some to life with a vibrant display of colour and festive fun. Add in a trail of Christmas Trees and the classic Woodward’s department store holiday window displays.



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