The 10 best places for Christmas photoshoots in Vancouver

Nov 14 2018, 1:37 am

If you’re like me, there’s a photoshoot opportunity everywhere you go.

And with Christmas just around the corner, social media is about to flood with holiday-themed pictures far and wide.

From fairy lights to frozen lakes and candy cane lanes, here are some of the coolest places around Metro Vancouver to get your best Insta-ready holiday pictures.

Glow Gardens Christmas

It’s no secret that Vancouver is lit up with fairy lights year round, but Glow takes it to a whole new level.


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Glow Christmas offers everything from a Christmas Market to Food and Drinks, and even a Lights Garden to get that picture perfect.. glow.

Address: Milner Village Garden Centre – 6690 216th Street, Langley
If Winter Wonderlands are more your speed, you cannot miss the Aurora Winter Festival.


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The Aurora Winter Festival has an insane “village” that has a rides and attraction, food (of course), and even a frozen lake for the romantic readers who want to catch that special moment with their loved ones. There’s even a tube park.

Address: Concord Pacific Place – 811 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Lafarge Lake Winter Lights Display

Take a magical walk around Lafarge Lake for their annual Winter Lights display.


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This 1.2 kilometre Lafarge loop brings in thousands of people every Christmas. With lights and two entertainment hubs, Lafarge Lake will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. Mark your calendars, the city is kicking off the lights display on Saturday, November 24 at 6 pm and rumour has it, Buddy the Elf will be making an appearance!

Address: 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Vancouver Christmas Market

Taking over Jack Poole Plaza this year is the annual Vancouver Christmas Market. Experience authentic German dishes, sweets, and cultures.


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Stroll down the Instagram-worthy Lovers’ Lane that features 10,000 twinkling lights or stop by the cozy Alpine Lodge for a little mulled wine. This seaside haven will surely get you those well-deserved likes!

Address: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Burnaby Village Museum

For all the history buffs out there, the Burnaby Village Museum will be getting its lights ready for the holiday season.


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From the best carousel in town, to holiday sing-alongs, Heritage Lights will definitely ignite the historian in you.

Address: 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby

Lights of Hope

Lastly, but definitely not the least, Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital is a great cause to check out this holiday season. Over 150 volunteers spend six weeks, and 100,000 donated lights to create a spectacular display for all to enjoy.

Lights of Hope marks the biggest fundraiser of the year and will feature children’s choirs from around the Lower Mainland.

Address: 178 – 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver

See Also

VanDusen Botanical Festival of Lights

Vancouver’s beloved VanDusen Botanical Garden is also putting up their Christmas lights this year with the Festival of Lights.

The festival will feature dancing lights, a “recycled rhythms” station where young and old alike can make beats to their hearts content, as well as a Make-a-Wish candle grotto where people can make a wish and donate as they fill the scenic grotto.

Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

All aboard the Christmas train, Stanley Park will be hosting their annual train ride throughout Stanley Park.

With Matinee and Night rides, the train travels through a picturesque experience of light displays and even a live performer! Snap a photo with Santa and give your feed that extra sparkle.

Address: Pipeline Road, Vancouver

Canyon Lights

A picture at Capilano Suspension Bridge’s striking Canyon Lights will surely make you the talk of the town.


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I will never get tired of this place ✨

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The bridge is adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights along withTreetops Adventure, the Cliffwalk, and the rainforest all decorated in lights and ornaments.

And last, but definitely not least..

Address: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

Holiday Heights at the Bloedel Conservatory

With over 150 free-flying birds,  you might find a couple of photobombers at the Holiday Heights at the Bloedel Conservatory!


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Situated above Queen Elizabeth Park, Holiday Heights invites you to it’s winter illuminations with birds and plants throughout the conservatory.

Address: 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver



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