This year we made our second annual trip to visit Capilano Canyon Lights – an event which has quickly become one of my family’s favourite things to do during the Christmas holidays. It was so fun to be close to nature, enjoying the festive lights in and around Capilano River.
While my seven-year-old dynamo had no issues with walking across the Capilano Suspension bridge, through the treetop adventure and along the unique cliffwalk, the little friend who came with us was feeling fearful of heights when we arrived at the bridge.
We were dumbstruck when he said he wasn’t going to cross the suspension bridge. My heart sank as we were so looking forward to our visit. Luckily I kept my cool and came back with “let’s go take a look and study the situation.”
Once we got a little closer, I pointed out all the little kids happily walking across and we worked it out so I would hold his hand. He was very brave and rocked the bridge crossings although he couldn’t be talked into what I thought was the easier less intimidating treetop adventure mini bridges. We followed that up with hot chocolate and a treat and ended our evening with the low key cliffwalk. Our little guest didn’t fall for it when I claimed the cliffwalk wasn’t really a bridge (who was I kidding – we were a mile up in the treetops LOL) just a trail but he did it and was a really good sport about it, thankfully.
In summary, I absolutely recommend Canyon Lists as a must do holiday adventure. But what I learned this year, is that if you have someone in your family who is really afraid of heights, you might want to choose something a little closer to earth…
What: Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
When: November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016 (not open Christmas Day)
Holiday activities from 4:00 – 9:00pm; Park is open from 11:00am – 9:00pm daily
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver)
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.<