Every December, during the Festival of Lights, Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden transforms into a fairy-tale land. Colorful illuminations are amazing and very popular among the visitors. Over 110,000 people come to see it each year. The event features over 1 million lights spread out over some 6 ha (15 acres) of Botanical Gardens.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is located about 15 minutes south of downtown Vancouver. Colorful lights cover its flower beds, trees, shrubs, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Visitors especially love the Gingerbread Walk and Candy Cane Lane. The Dancing Lights illuminated around Livingstone Lake is another highlight. In the garden, you can enjoy hot chocolate and visit Santa's residence.
Not all of the VanDusen Botanical Graden s lit up. The lights are concentrated at its front part, close to the main entrance. A walk through the holiday light displays takes about one hour.