Greater Vancouver International Lantern Festival was the Chinese Lantern Festival which display in Western Canada for the first time in 2008. It started from July 1st to September 21st, 2008. I think it is held for the Toronto Chinese Lantern Festival‘s great success, but due to lack of preparation and funding, the final results are not satisfactory
It was up to 56 well-designed lanterns in this year:The Dinosaur World which was first appearance in Canada; The Colorful unicorn which was beaten up with tens of thousands of environmentally-friendly small glass; The Goddess of Mercy which would sprinkle holy water out, and so on.
While watching beautiful scenery, tourists can join the specially activities which were designed with participatory, informative, and interesting in lanterns .
This lantern festival has been making it’s way year after year to various cities around the world. Having been exhibited in Seoul, Tokyo, Austrlia, and landing in Toronto for the past two years. It’s finally here in Greater Vancouver! During this festival it runs at night from 7:30 – 11:30pm with the lighting of the chinese lanterns happening at 8:30pm. If you want to see the lanterns during the day, they have day showings on the weekends from 11am-2pm.
click here to view the Picture of Greater Vancouver International Lantern Festival
click here to view the Video of Greater Vancouver International Lantern Festival
*General admission (18-64 yrs): $25,
*Family package (includes four people): $90
*Children(12-17 yrs)/Senior (65 & over)/wheelchair/Group (over 20 people): $20 per person*Children under 11 are free (One child must be with one adult)
10800 No 5 Road