We were provided tickets in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
Canyon Lights, a Winter Festival, runs until January 26th, 2020 at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. I had not been to the Capilano Suspension Bridge since I was a teenager so I was not really sure what to expect. We were blown away at how beautiful the set up is. The lights help showcase the natural beauty of the forest. The main part feels like you are walking into a Hallmark movie with outdoor firepits and hot chocolate (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available. The store looks like a rustic cabin. There is a lot of outdoor seating available to enjoy the sites. Alcoholic hot chocolate cannot be taken on the suspension bridge or Cliffwalk. We visited on a dry day but if visiting on a rainy day I would recommend wearing boots. The trees would create a natural cover that visiting on a rainy day could still be enjoyable. Complimentary biodegradable ponchos are available at guest services as well. We had big jackets with us and ended up carrying them more than wearing them because of all the walking. Anyone 16 years and younger need to be accompanied by someone 17 and over. Dogs, as long as they are leashed, are also permitted in park.
The attraction does feature several staircases that were not strenuous to walk up. The ones on the Cliffwalk can’t really be avoided but the lights can be enjoyed from the ground if you do not want to climb the stairs on the Treetop Adventure. The site is not wheelchair accessible but guests visiting in wheelchairs or crutches get complimentary admission where they can enjoy history tour, the story centre, scenic views of the canyon, food facilities and seasonal entertainment. Strollers are not permitted into the park and babies will need to be in carriers. If you are afraid of heights, it gets so dark at nighttime that you can’t really see how high up you are that it may be an optimal time of day if wanting to visit. The British Columbia Burn Fund is on-site collecting donations as well.
British Columbia residents receive a complimentary annual pass when purchasing a regular priced ticket. The pass gets unlimited admission to the park for one full year including Canyon Lights. It also gets you additional discounts on admissions for guests, food and gift shop items. For guests not wanting to drive to the park, there is a free shuttle that picks up from various downtown Vancouver locations.
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Road North Vancouver
When: Daily until January 26th, 2020. 11am to 9pm
Cost: Adult (17-64) $53.95, Senior (65+) $48.95, Youth (13-16) $29.95, Child (6-12) $16.95 and under 6 is FREE