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Holiday Heights goes ‘Arctic’ this year at Bloedel Conservatory

December 15 2017

“Located inside a tropical paradise, Holiday Heights is a great place to take the family and celebrate the holiday season,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe.

Holiday Heights at Bloedel

With its seasonal lights, music and scavenger hunt, Holiday Heights at Bloedel is back with an Arctic theme, running daily between 10 am and 8 pm from Friday, December 15 to Sunday, January 7 (except December 25).

“Located inside a tropical paradise, Holiday Heights is a great place to take the family and celebrate the holiday season,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe.

Arctic winter scene

Enter the Conservatory through an all-new Arctic winter scene. Enjoy more than 120 free-flying birds including macaws, parrots, finches and cockatoos, and 500 exotic plants and flowers including poinsettias, and Arctic holiday lights display produced by MK Illumination, the agency behind Luna the whale sculpture in Morton Park.

The magical tailor-made lights at Bloedel connect with people’s emotions and adds a new degree of lustre to a popular Vancouver attraction.

Children will enjoy hunting for a dozen decorative penguins hidden around the Arctic Oasis display in a holiday-themed scavenger hunt.

On the conservatory plaza enjoy evening views from the highest point in the city, as well as the lit fountains at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Affordable indoor holiday event

Holiday Heights is one of the most affordable indoor holiday events in the city. Free parking is available at Bloedel Conservatory during event hours at the upper parking lot by the fountains.

Built in 1969 and now designated as a heritage building, Bloedel Conservatory is jointly operated by Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Garden Association. Together, these partners also operate nearby VanDusen Botanical Garden, where Vancouver’s premier and longest running holiday event Festival of Lights (FOL) continues from now until January 7. All FOL visitors will receive a free ticket to Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Arctic Oasis.

Holiday Heights at Bloedel info and ticket prices