While winter nights in Vancouver can be long, they are not dark! Vancouver’s downtown skyline sparkles with the dazzling light display at the iconic dome of Science World in False Creek or at Canada Place, the World’s Leading Cruise Port.

For the month of December, Stanley Park’s Bright Night Train is a seasonal highlight and a magical way to experience Vancouver’s jewel crown. Hop on board the train that travels through a section of the park to see giant gingerbread houses and light displays.

Open year-round but especially magnificent during the holiday season is VanDusen Gardens. The Festival of Lights is a wonderful opportunity to experience a magical winter wonderland with more than 1 million lights decorating 15 acres of the Garden.

At Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Christmas brings a light walk experience where one can enjoy the natural beauty of Blue Grouse Lake, lit by breathtaking light installations.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park becomes bright from November thru January and beyond with Canyon Lights, one of Canada’s top light displays, where one can find multi-colour changing light displays on the famous suspension bridge and throughout the rainforest path.