Festival of Lights illuminates VanDusen Botanical Garden this holiday season

Vancouver’s premier and longest running holiday event—returns for the 35th year. FOL includes the Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, fireside lounge, Make-A-Wish candle grotto, selfies with Santa, beautifully lit carousel, and much more. All FOL activities are included with admission.

Le Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2018 celebrated at most stunning location to date

Le Dîner en Blanc – Vancouver celebrated its seventh glamorous anniversary last night, welcoming 4,000 revelers to the grounds of VanDusen Botanical Garden! Once again, this year’s edition gave Vancouver a chance to exhibit their fashion sense, showcase their classy taste for design and elegance and share their culinary delights. World-renown for its photogenic moments, last night’s Le Dîner … Read more

#FridayFavourites from December 2 to New Year’s Eve

David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries   Our #FridayFavourites cover a bit more than usual so you don’t miss out on upcoming fun things to do for the holidays.   East Meets West : Vancouver Collaborative Feast   LUMIERE TO ILLUMINATE WEST END’S PUBLIC SPACES: ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS TO JIM DEVA PLAZA AND MORTON PARK    … Read more

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens

  Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1 to January 2. This year we’ve expanded the show and all tickets include a free ride on our new carousel! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, enjoy the famous … Read more

#FridayFavourites what’s happening this week November 24 – December 2

We’re publishing our list a day early this week because we don’t want you to miss a thing that’s happening this week:     7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site   The Butcher & Bullock Beer Club presents the Angry Jäger Ale Cask Night   FlyOver … Read more

Let there be light:

Park Board’s Festival of Lights is bigger and better! VanDusen Botanical Garden—one of North America’s top public gardens—kicks off the holiday season Five more acres have been added to the 31st annual Festival of Lights (FOL), sponsored by Vancouver International Airport (YVR). A million lights will decorate 15 acres (6 hectares) nightly throughout December (closed … Read more

Edible Gardening in Vancouver

With spring upon us, I’ve been thinking a lot about my home garden. Every year I get ridiculously excited to start planting. In fact, our whole family does, and with the outstanding weather we’ve been having, the anticipation has been mounting. We started our edible garden 5 years ago when my son was 2 years … Read more

Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden and select Park Board facilities

Why give a bouquet when you can share a whole garden? Enjoy a romantic stroll and delicious picnic in beautiful 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Garden!   A special Valentine’s Day package includes classic tunes in the plaza area, a couple’s selfie at an on-site photo booth and dining al fresco amongst the trees or overlooking a … Read more

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