12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Holiday Lights Around Vancouver

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Holiday lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Celebrate the holiday season with thousands of twinkling lights. This Christmas, Vancouver has tons of options for festive illuminated experiences. Walkthrough brightly lit displays, ride a train past sparkling decorations, experience Christmas lights in a snowy landscape, or enjoy Vancouver’s first drive-thru holiday lights event. Here are 12 places to enjoy outdoor holiday lights around Vancouver.

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12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Holiday Lights Around Vancouver

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

Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1 to January 2. This year we’ve expanded the show and all tickets include a free ride on our new carousel! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, enjoy the famous Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, look for roving Scandinavian gnomes and reindeer in the garden, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, take a photo with Santa, enjoy tasty treats and much more!

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Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Best Kissing Spots at Festival of Lights: Romance at VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Flickr - Photo Credit: Raymond Chan, Photomedia

VanDusen Flickr – Photo Credit: Raymond Chan, Photomedia

The first time my boyfriend (“S”) and I kissed was after watching an episode of Game of Thrones in my apartment about two months after our initial date (it was a long wait since he was living in Fort McMurray at the time). Call me old fashioned, but in this age of hyper-speed Tindering and hooking-up, I still believe in the romance of the first kiss.

During a recent visit with S to the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, as we wandered together around the many pathways, I got to thinking about first kisses and Christmas lights. Why are first kisses so important? And why do we love things that sparkle so much?

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Best Kissing Spots at Festival of Lights: Romance at VanDusen Botanical Garden

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
Merry Christmas!  Start planning the weekend after your Christmas get-togethers… read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver from Boxing Day Friday to Sunday!

Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight are closed for the holidays on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend