Canyon Lights to be home to world's tallest Christmas Tree

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Capilano Suspension Bridge with Christmas Lights. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s popular holiday light display is adding some spectacular sparkle for the holidays as it lays claim as the home of the world’s tallest living Christmas tree.

Standing 46.4m (152 ft.) tall, the towering Douglas fir is adorned with 10,000 twinkling lights.

Though other communities claim to have the tallest living Christmas tree, Capilano’s 250 year old Douglas-fir appears to rise above the competition. (In 2012, Ferndale, California claimed the tallest living Christmas tree on record at 150ft.)

Image: K Tregillas

Image: K Tregillas

Hundreds of thousands of lights will also adorn the rainforest canopy, the Suspension Bridge and CLIFFWALK. A children’s scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-a-long carols with the holiday band and glass blowing with Malcolm Macfadyen are all back by popular demand.

Canyon Lights runs Saturday, November 30, 2013 to Saturday, January 4, 2014. Park hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Canyon Lights tickets are valid all day with holiday activities beginning at 4 p.m. Capilano will be operating free round trip shuttle service from Canada Place.

Partial proceeds from admission will be donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Capilano will continue hosting community nights for local charities including Canuck Place, Special Olympics BC, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, North Shore Neighbourhood House, Easter Seals and Kids Up Front.

For more information on event times, dates and shuttle service schedules, visit www.capbridge.com or call 604-985-7474.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Dates & hours:
November 30, 2013 to January 4, 2014
Holiday activities from 4 to 9 p.m.; Park is open from 11 a.m. 9 p.m. daily
*except Christmas Day when the park is closed

Price:
$65.00 for a family (two adults, two children – includes memberships for BC residents) or $31.95 for adults, $12.00 for children (6-12) 

Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

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