From a life-sized, sparkling Sasquatch made entirely of Christmas lights, hiking, biking, and fishing its way through the scenic spots of Harrison Lake, to a dazzling light display enjoyed from a dangling suspension bridge that sits 110 feet above the forest floor and surrounded by 250-year-old Douglas fir trees (the largest decorated Christmas trees in the world), you’ll want to add these creative Christmas light displays to your holiday bucket list.
Here are 5 dazzling holiday light displays that are happening in and around BC’s Lower Mainland that will have you feeling festive this winter:
Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver
November 22-January 7
The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, and the rainforest and canyon will all be transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. Go on a Snowy Owl Prowl, decorate gingerbread cookies (by donation), and enjoy sing-along carols with the holiday band.
Lights on the Lake
Harrison Hot Springs
November 24-January 28
This is brand new holiday light display in Harrison is a Sasquatch-themed festival, sharing Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors. Feature light displays include Sasquatch hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, fishing, camping, wind surfing, and wishing visitors a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The light display can be viewed seven days a week from dusk until 11pm along Harrison’s lakefront, stretching from Harrison Resort & Spa to Muddy Waters Café.
Lights at LaFarge
November 24–January 20
Town Centre Park, Coquitlam
The stunning landscape of Lafarge Lake is transformed into a magical wonderland each festive season with hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights and displays around the lake. Lights at Lafarge is the largest free light display in Metro Vancouver and easily accessed (including via skytrain).
VanDusen Festival of Lights
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver
December 1-January 6
Every winter the botanical garden glows as over a million lights line the flower beds, trees, and plants on display to create a must-see winter wonderland of holiday lights. Visitors can stroll along the brightly-lit pathways, enjoy a dancing lights show, sip on hot chocolate, ride the carousel, and even visit Santa (when on site).
Stanley Park, Vancouver
November 29-January 5
Hop aboard the Bright Night Christmas train and see the over 3 million twinkling lights light up the forest as you enjoy live performances along the way. If you’d prefer, you can also view the lights from the Stanley Park Train Plaza for a small donation.
Ready to start making holiday plans? We’re giving away tickets to see Ballet BC’s Nutcracker ballet, and to ride the Polar Express train in Squamish! Head to our CONTESTS page to enter these great giveaways now.