Nothing says Christmas in the lower mainland like Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. There is nothing more magical that being amongst some of the oldest growth trees in B.C., lights everywhere and a warm hot chocolate in hand. With the incredible rich history and culture of this incredible spot here in Vancouver you are transported to what feels like a land of fairies.
Canyon Lights turns Capilano Suspension Bridge Park into a magical winter wonderland. Cross the famous bridge, which is lit from end to end above the Capilano River. On Treetops Adventure, twinkling from treetop to forest floor, enter a mystical glowing rainforest and gain a fresh viewpoint high above the forest floor. Make your way through the “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel on Cliffwalk. That’s not all, though. Indulge in a decadent hot chocolate while listening to holiday music, shop for the ideal present at the Trading Post Gift Shop, and participate in the Snowy Owl Prowl scavenger hunt.
Both my boys were completely enthralled with everything there was too see. With so many lights, great music, delicious food options, tons to learn about our environment and even FUDGE – it is hard to leave without the biggest smile on your face. My little Star Wars lovers always mention feeling like Ewok’s on the treetop pathways and it is definitely one of our favorite parts as a family. These shorter bridges are a lot more forgiving for those afraid of the rocking of the bigger bridge. Of course you’ll still have to journey across that gorgeous, and totally safe, main bridge to get to the treetop adventure and it is so worth it.
Canyon Lights is still contributing a portion of the admission fees to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund in order to fund fire and burn education in BC schools. To date, Canyon Lights has given more than $410,000 to this deserving initiative. Additionally, admission fees support Capilano’s ability to host the Twelve Nights of Christmas and give tickets to neighbourhood charities.
Fun Facts About Capilano Suspension Bridge
In 1903 the bridge only cost 10 cents to cross!
The first version of the bridge was built 128 years ago using just hemp rope and cedar planks.
They would use horses to swim the ropes to build the bridge across.
A few monumental firs still stand within Capilano Suspension bridge since it was privately owned land when most of the area was logged in the 1900s.
A limited number of tickets are available and must be purchased in advance online at capbridge.com beginning on Thursday, November 3rd at 10 a.m. Visits are planned with 30-minute arrival gaps. Owners of BC Annual Passes must also make their reservations online before visiting so reserve early to avoid disappointment!