Capilano Canyon Lights
A very popular attraction that is a must see location no matter what time of year, Capilano is quite incredible when all lit up on these very dark nights, it also boasts the largest lit up Christmas Tree too, not just one, not two but eight of them! Each tree standing at a mighty 46.4m (152 feet) tall these Douglas-fir trees will be adorned in thousands of sparkling lights.
DATE AND HOURS – 11am to 9pm November 23rd – January 28th (closed Christmas Day December 25th)
What to wear? Sensible clothing is required and they also offer Ponchos on those inevitable rainy days.
Best time to visit? It gets very very busy as the evenings go by – the best time to see the Bridge and lights is to show up around 3pm – you get to see the park in true daylight and then as dusk falls, the lights come on and the whole area is magically transformed before your eyes!
Getting there: There is a Free shuttle service that picks up at The Blue Horizon Hotel which is the closest pick up spot to our hotel – first pick up here is at 10.40am and final pick is at 7.10pm.
Before you head up to the park make sure you visit the front desk at the hotel where we can give you a coupon that saves you $4 each off the entrance fee.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s ‘Lights of Hope’
The St Pauls Foundation Lights of Hope has been dazzling spectators that walk past the Hospital since 1998 and it is all for a very very good cause.
The aim of the lights is to help raise funds for the hospital itself, so it can purchase the very best medical equipment that it needs, it will enable them to increase funds towards better research and of course enhances Patient care for all those in need at St Pauls.
The lights are all assembled by Volunteers and my oh my are they beautiful….If you wish to check out the lights, head down towards Burrard and Davie and walk North on Burrard, it is just a 5 minute walk or so away from the Sunset Inn and Suites.
If you wish to help you can make a donation towards the campaign’s fundraising goal, call 604-662-HOPE or visit http://lightsofhope.helpstpauls.com