Capilano Canyon Lights: Enjoy the Holiday Magic

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The magic of the holidays is all about spending time with family, and luckily there are a ton of great family activities in Metro Vancouver. This year, our family had the opportunity to visit Capilano Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for the first time and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

vancouver mom bloggerThe park was beautifully decorated with thousands of Christmas lights and we made some lovely discoveries on our Canyon Lights journey:

First we made our way slowly across the brightly lit, gently swaying suspension bridge. If you’ve never been there, it is longer than you would think and we definitely felt better holding on to the rail for balance as we got bounced around by other bridge goers. Be sure to take your time as you cross the bridge to look at the vista of lights across the canyon.

vancouver mom bloggerAs we continued to explore the park, we discovered:

  • walking across the shorter and narrower Treetops Adventure bridges was much easier than crossing the big suspension bridge and fun for the whole family.
  • and were impressed by the tallest living Christmas tree in the world – a 250 year old Douglas Fir tree at 152 feet tall!
  • gingerbread cookie decorating for the kids.And while we didn’t have time to do the Cliffwalk, other friends shared that it was well worth it.

Overall, the Capilano Canyon Lights is a great family activity for the holidays.

The one downside is the cost for a family;  however, there are a couple of more affordable options:

  • Basic costs: Adult tickets – $31.95. Children under 6 are free. Children 6-12 – $12. Children 13-16 – $19.95. Costs subject to GST.
  • Option 1: Purchase a family pass for $65 including 2 adults and 2 children, age 6-16 which makes it more affordable.
  • Option 2: Purchase a BC Residents Adult Annual pass for the adults for $31.95 which is the same price as a regular ticket and plan to return for more fun during the coming year. That is actually a much better deal!

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets in exchange for a review on The Write Mama. We had a great time and all opinions expressed are my own.

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