If you are looking for the perfect outdoor family activity this holiday season, make sure you stop by the Canyon Lights event at Vancouver’s much-adored Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. There are a variety of activities to get involved with and participate in, as well as many beautiful lights to observe. Grab your camera’s, grab your family and go and join the fun this year!
Claiming to be the home of the world’s tallest living Douglas-fir Christmas tree at 152 feet tall, this park is covered with thousands of sparkling bright lights at every turn and crossing the bridge is truly a unique experience that speaks for itself.
Since it is already dark out when this event kicks off at 4pm daily, the bridge crossing experience offers a sense of magic and mystique. After you cross the bridge and make your way throughout various other areas of the park, you will see that the entire park has been turned into a winter wonderland where the Treetop Adventures and other various trails have been beautifully decorated and outlined with sparkling lights.
The Canyon Lights event is best enjoyed with family and friends and offers all kinds of holiday activities. Enjoy watching the art of glass blowing or attend a work shop with famous art glass artist, Malcolm Macfadyen and make your own icicle or colourful ornament.
Sing carols with the holiday band, participate in a scavenger hunt and decorate (and eat!) delicious gingerbread cookies with your little ones. Head over to the park’s newest attraction, CLIFFWALK where you can truly test you courage and see the fabulously lit staircases, trees and walkways. If you get hungry while in the park, stop by the Loggers Grill for a snack or the parks newest addition, the Capilano Coffee Company for a warm hot chocolate drink.
The wonderful holiday spirit of giving is very much present when you attend the Canyon Lights event running from November 30th, 2013 to January 4th, 2014. (with the exception of December 25th, Christmas Day)
When you visit the park, you and your family will also be donating some of your admission fees to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and you will also be supporting local charities such as Kids Up Front, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland, The Special Olympics of BC, Easter Seals, Canuck Place and the North Shore neighbourhood House.
Activities Featured At The Park For The Canyon Lights Event Include:
- Suspension Bridge Crossing
- Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
- Carol Singing
- Glass Blowing
- Treetops Adventure
- Kids Explorer Activity (Scavenger Hunt!)
- Shopping Venues
- On-site Dining Venues
- Nature Walk
- Birds of Prey at Raptors Ridge
Admission Fees are as Follows:
Seniors 65+ $29.95
Student 17+ with ID $25.95
Youth 13 – 16 $19.95
Child 6 – 12 $12.00
Child Under 6 – Free
Family Pass $65.00 (including two adults and two children 6 – 16 years of age)
BC Residents Adult Annual Pass $31.95
Some Important Things To Remember:
- Children must be accompanied by someone 17 years and older.
- Wear comfortable and stable shoes for climbing stairs, hiking trails and crossing the suspension bridge.
- Bring your camera or camcorder!
- Dogs are only allowed into the park if on a leash.
- Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian dollars. (Rates are subject to change.)
- CLIFFWALK, the Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure are not wheelchair accessible. People visiting in wheelchairs are provided with complimentary admission to the park.
- Strollers are not allowed on the Suspension Bridge.
- Capilano offers a free round-trip shuttle from Canada Place to the park during this time and afterwards. Please click here for schedules and times.