Canyon Lights Returns to Brighten the 2020 Holiday Season

The outdoor holiday experience, enjoyed by Vancouver families and visitors alike for the past 15 years, returns with COVID safety measures in place from December 1st, 2020, until January 3rd, 2021. Continue reading:
Canyon Lights Returns to Brighten the 2020 Holiday Season

Fall Ecology Events Around Vancouver (In-Person and Online)

Nature's Edge Boardwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Spend some time learning about the natural world or volunteering to restore the environment this fall. Remove invasive species, learn about the ocean, go bird watching, or gaze at the stars. With lots of online and in-person ecology events happening in the Vancouver area, there’s something for everyone.

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Fall Ecology Events Around Vancouver (In-Person and Online)

ComeBack to Attractions: Vancouver Attractions Welcome Locals Back

You likely don’t need to be reminded of what a fantastic city we live in, with so much to explore right in our own backyard. Now that local attractions are beginning to reopen their doors, it’s an excellent chance to freshen up on why Vancouver is so highly regarded.

Before we can welcome the rest of the world to come back, we want to invite locals to get reacquainted with all the reasons why we love this city. Here are just a few of the attractions and activities waiting for you when you’re ready to venture out beyond your neighbourhood and be a tourist in your own town. Continue reading:
ComeBack to Attractions: Vancouver Attractions Welcome Locals Back

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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Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge

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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Image courtesy of Capilano Suspension Bridge

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