Where to See Big Trees in Vancouver

Looking up into a stand of huge trees on Vancouver's North Shore.

Huge trees on Vancouver’s North Shore. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Vancouver is a pretty green city, both environmentally and literally. We have a LOT of trees. Our mild and wet climate means that Vancouver sits in the middle of the world’s largest temperate rainforest, a zone that stretches from Alaska to Northern California. Logging has removed most of Vancouver’s ancient old growth trees, but there are still lots of towering giants to be found in the area. Here are eight places to see big trees in Vancouver.

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Where to See Big Trees in Vancouver

Canyon Lights Winter Festival at the Capilano Suspension Bridge kicks off on Nov 22

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As the kids say these days… the Capilano Suspension Bridge is experiencing a “glow up” (that is: an incredible transformation) this upcoming winter season when it opens up for the annual Canyon Lights festival.

The extremely popular Canyon Lights Winter Lights Festival is coming back to the Capilano Suspension Bridge from November 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019.

This annual event is a favourite for locals and tourists alike, featuring thousands of lights decorating the park – transforming it into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.

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Canyon Lights Winter Festival at the Capilano Suspension Bridge kicks off on Nov 22

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Makes the North Shore Shine

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If North Vancouver is looking brighter these days, it might be because the extremely popular Canyon Lights Winter Festival is back on at the Capilano Suspension Bridge! This annual event is a favourite for many with hundreds of thousands of lights decorating the park.

The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. Canyon Lights runs until Sunday, January 28, 2018 – so there’s plenty of time left to check out the dazzling display!

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Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Makes the North Shore Shine

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Places To Gaze at the Glowing Holiday Lights

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden | Photo: navci erfrefefer (Flickr)

As the holidays swiftly approach and the city chills with falling snow, the festive family fun is in full swing in and around Vancouver. Kids love to stare at twinkling lights and there’s no better time than the holidays to see the city shine under the Winter night sky. Here are just 5 of the best places in Vancouver to gaze at the glowing holiday lights this month.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Places To Gaze at the Glowing Holiday Lights

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Light up the North Shore

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge is getting a dazzling makeover this Thursday, November 24, 2016 to kickstart the holiday season in style. Now in its 11th year, the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has become one of the most popular events of the season.

Hundreds of thousands of miniature lights transform the park into a sparkling winter wonderland that keep both local residents and visitors from all over the world returning, year after year. When you enter the park, it’s no surprise why!

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Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Light up the North Shore

5 Things To Do At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Besides Cross The Bridge)

Treetops Adventure | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Treetops Adventure, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | Photo: Bianca Bujan

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is no secret to Vancouver’s visitors, topping the list of most-visited attractions in BC. Since 1889, the site has been a popular destination for adventurous explorers looking to teeter across the world-famous swinging bridge that dangles 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River.

Millions have made the trek across the suspended bridge since its inception, for both the exhilaration of dangling so high above the forest floor, and the bragging rights that come with making it to the other side. But in the past 12 years, the 27-acre park has evolved from a stop on the road, to an all-day destination attraction drawing visitors from around the world – and not just for the awe-inspiring bridge.

Here are just 5 of the exciting things to do (besides cross the bridge) at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

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5 Things To Do At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (Besides Cross The Bridge)

Canyon Lights are back at Capilano Suspension Bridge

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If North Vancouver seems a little extra bright at night these days, it might be because millions of tiny little lights have been set up at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in time for the holiday season.

An annual tradition and now in its 10th year, Canyon Lights sees the Capilano Suspension Bridge park transform into a winter wonderland full of festive lights, treetop adventures and entertainment starting on Friday, November 27th.

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Canyon Lights are back at Capilano Suspension Bridge