Spirited Spots Around Vancouver
Oh, Starry Nights! Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
The suspenion bridge and park will amaze you with hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. This year they’ve launched ‘Fireflies’, an interactive lighting display in the rainforest, where, using magic flashlights, guests can awaken waves of tiny lights that glimmer and twinkle like fireflies. Lights illuminate the Capilano River and the canyon’s cliff face and the park has the tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall and growing!) Canyon Lights runs until Sunday, January 8, 2017. Park hours are 11:00am – 9:00pm. Canyon Lights tickets are valid all day with holiday activities beginning at 4:00pm. Capilano operates a free shuttle to and from Canada Place. www.capbridge.com or call 604.985.7474
Vancouver Christmas Market
Running until December 31, 2016, this festive market has 50,000 square feet of space, and over 70 huts in which to savour the abundance of authentic German holiday flavours. Check out Canada’s first-ever Christmas Pyramid (a 23-foot tall, multi-level German Christmas tradition); an Alpine Haus, a warming tent that can accommodate 250 people with views of the North Shore; and daily demonstrations of the Feuerzangenbowle (literally, ‘Fire Tongs Punch’), a mulled wine and rum beverage whose ceremonial preparations include caramelizing a large sugar cone over the concoction, and much more. http://vancouverchristmasmarket.com/
Enchant Light Maze
Enchant is the world’s largest Christmas Light Maze, made up of over 55,000 sq. ft. of brilliantly illuminated sculptures arranged to create the perfect atmosphere for an evening adventure. Along with the maze, Enchant features a market with over 40 local vendors, 12 food trucks and a licensed eating area where guests can enjoy their favourite holiday drink. Eat, drink, explore and shop – experience the wonder of Enchant this winter. http://enchantchristmas.com/ Until January 2md, 2016 Daily from 9:30AM until 10PM
FlyOver Canada has transformed into a magical winter wonderland this Christmas season. Guests will have fun helping Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating flight across Canada and on to the North Pole.
The complete experience will last between 20 – 25 minutes and include an extended holiday edition of FlyOver Canada that leads guests on to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch the scent of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her gingerbread factory! FastLane tickets here.