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

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy New Year! Start planning your first weekend of 2015… read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

For New Year’s Events – click here!  Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight are closed on January 1st.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
  The forecast calls for a weekend of beautiful sunshine!  Get out there and enjoy all our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Christmas in Vancouver

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Festival of Lights – Van Dusen Garden

The Van Dusen botanical gardens are close to downtown. Roughly the size of four square city blocks, they a great spot to escape a busy holiday schedule and enjoy a walk through a very well-designed Christmas light show.

There are various performances you can check out at different times of the evening, including the Dancing Lights on Livingstone Lake, Christmas gnomes, shadow puppets, photos with Santa, choral performances as well as a visit by the Grinch.

For more information on admission and for a schedule of events, visit http://vandusengarden.org.

Bright Nights – Stanley Park

Bright Nights in Stanley Park is Vancouver’s most-family friendly holiday attraction with it’s carnival-like atmosphere and Charlie Brown-themed, miniature train ride. For many Vancouverites, Bright Nights brings back childhood holiday memories: this attraction is a Vancouver classic.

There is a suggested donation at the door to help support the Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, a local Vancouver charity. Tickets to the train ride can be purchased inside once inside the venue.

For hours of operation and additional information about Bright Nights, visit http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bright-nights-train.

Our Inside Vancouver tip: dress warmly so any potential waiting time in line for the miniature train is a comfortable experience.

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Christmas in Vancouver