Vancouver Before Holidays

Exploring the city right before Christmas.

December 23, 2017

Living in Vancouver has a perk - the areas around Vancouver. In the past couple of weeks we got to explore several places that we had hidden in the middle of our TO-DO list, and of course we documented that through photos. This is also happens to be the season for holiday lights, so of course there ended up being quite a few of those shots in our reel.

There are two places you need to visit this season if you are in Vancouver, and that is the Capilano Suspension Bridge - Canyon Lights is on, and Bright Nights at Stanley Park - another event smack in the middle of the park that I stumbled across when I was just walking our pup around.

Bright Nights

Located smack in the middle of Stanley Park. Bring cash (both Canadian and US Dollars work) - the entrance is “pay what you want” donation for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

Map - Lights

Worth the visit, for sure - whether you come by yourself or with the family, it’s a!

Snow Bear

Canada Flag


House - Family

Tiff - Night Lights

Capilano Suspension Bridge

The bridge is located North of Lionsgate Bridge - getting there is probably the easiest by taking the free shuttle.

Bridge Map

Once there, you need to pay admission to get inside the park - prices may vary depending on the size of your group or whether you have a student ID or not. Credit cards are accepted, which is fabulous because carrying cash around is so 1999.

Totem Pole



Tiffany and Den - Boat

Bridge - Tiff & Dad

Canyon after dark

Canyon during daytime

Den & Tiff - Bridge

Den & Tiff - Card

Den & Tiff

Family Arch

Family - On bridge

Family - Lights

Family - Looking over

Family - Selfie

Light balls

Light selfie

Tiff - Night Bridge

Tiff - Bridge

Bonus - Granville St. Light Ball

Since I am on the topic of holiday lights, there is an installation on Granville St., where you should definitely go and take a picture - it’s a giant ball made of light!

Map - Granville


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December 23, 2017
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