The Canyon Lights, a time-honoured Christmas tradition, is making its return to North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge next month.
Starting on Tuesday, December 1, and running until January 3 (with a closure on Christmas Day), thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the iconic suspension bridge and other areas of the park.
The suspension bridge, rainforest and Capilano River are ablaze with lights, Treetops Adventure (the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world) is lit from top to bottom, the “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel mesmerizes on Cliffwalk, while the Snowy Owl Prowl scavenger hunt entertains the whole family.
A tradition for many Vancouver families, Canyon Lights will welcome visitors back this year “with a few operational changes to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff in a COVID world,” according to officials.
Tickets and annual passes will only be available for pre-purchase online for a specific date and time to limit contact upon entry and reduce capacity. BC Annual Pass holders will also be required to reserve their time online prior to visiting. The first phase of tickets and timed entry bookings will go on sale starting in early November.
The 30-ton Douglas Firs of the Treetops Adventure will also be dressed in lights. Standing at an impressive 110 feet above the forest floor, the Douglas Firs that connect the suspension bridges are the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world, according to event organizers.
Visitors are advised to dress for an outdoor experience, meaning that warm jackets, gloves, and footwear are essential. The park can become chilly later in the evenings, especially towards mid-December.
When: December 1 to January 3 (closed on December 25)
Time: 2 pm to 9 pm
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Go on sale in early November.