A mesmerizing garden lantern festival is coming to Montreal

Jun 18 2018, 11:29 pm

The Montreal Botanical Garden has confirmed that their annual Gardens of Light exhibition will be returning in 2018.

Which means, one of Montreal’s most Instagram-worthy spots will be open to cap off your summer.

Officially set to open September 7, this year’s garden will illuminate three cultural stages: The Chinese Garden will display its traditional lanterns, the Japanese Garden will lead guests along a lit path inspired by the four seasons and the First Nations Garden will feature a multimedia experience that shows the cycle of life.


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Montreal’s Botanical Garden, recognized as one of the world’s largest gardens, is comprised of 75 hectares of gardens and greenhouses. It is located in the heart of Montreal and is celebrating its 26th anniversary with the Gardens of Light exhibit.

Hundred of intricately constructed lanterns will be in the shape of animals, people and vehicles as part of the festival. The gardens appeal to every age group, both tourists and locals.


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Admission is free for kids 4 years and under, and prices range from $10.25 to $20.50 based on age. The Gardens of Light starts on September 7 and runs until Halloween.

It’ll be a visually stunning way to end a summer in Montreal. Or, a gorgeous way to start the fall.

Gardens of Light

When: September 7 – October 31
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Where: Botanical Gardens, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est 

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