The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is already a huge nature draw to Vancouver, BC, but, once a year, its light festival becomes one of the biggest holiday attractions in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the year, visitors of all ages can experience the region’s temperate rainforest by walking across a series of suspension bridges that leap from fir trees to rocky cliffs hundreds of feet above a rushing river . From the end of November through the end of January, the park’s team decorates the entire canyon with hundreds of thousands of lights, creating one of the most unique holiday events in the world. Seriously, it’s like someone crossed an Ewok village with a light show from Whoville.
Other attractions of the Canyon Lights festival include gingerbread cookie-decorating and ornament-making for the kids, as well as caroling and a holiday band.