Bring on the holiday season and all the twinkling lights! Christmas is just around the corner, which means Canada is going to transform into a winter wonderland covered in sparkling trails of lights. If you are already excited for everything to be merry and bright as we are, you need to visit these magical holiday light festivals in Canada, where you can stroll through breathtaking illuminated trails.

Across the country, there are so many enchanting light festivals to attend this winter. For example, there is Glow Gardens, a huge indoor light festival happening in several cities across the country, including OttawaToronto, Halifax and Edmonton

Meanwhile, Illumi Cavalia in Quebec will be so spectacular it will be worth the drive to see it. Illumi Cavalia will have multiple different theme zones to explore, covered with over 10 million lights.

It is time to get a mug of peppermint mocha and explore one of these stunning light festivals with a friend. With so many incredible options to pick from for the next few weeks, it is impossible to be bored. 

To help you find the event closest to you, here are 14 holiday festivals happening in Canada where you can walk through a sparkling trail of lights:

Enchanted Forest Light Walks

Price: $5 per person

When: Nov 15, 2019 & Jan 4, 2020

Address: 1903 Forestry Farm Park Dr, Saskatoon, SK

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to walk through a magical illuminated trail.

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

Price: $20 per vehicle

When: Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020 

Address: Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB

Why You Need To Go: There will be 26 different themed areas of festive holiday light displays.

Glow Gardens

Price: $19.99 - 22.99 ($2.00 more at the door)

When: Various dates

Address: Multiple locations, BC, AB, NS, ON, SK

Why You Need To Go: You can stay toasty and explore the amazing indoor light displays and Christmas market.

Winter Lights Festival

Price: $9.00

When: Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020

Address: Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Corner of 9th Ave S. &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB 

Why You Need To Go: This winter the Japanese Garden will be filled with incredible light displays.

Blumination Dream Trail

Price: Free

When: Nov. 30, 2019 - Mar. 28, 2020

Address: 156 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to walk through a 1km trail of dancing rainbow lights. 

VanDusen Festival of Lights

Price: $19.00 - $24.00

When: Nov. 30, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

Address: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Oak Street 5251, Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: There will be over 1 million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden.


Price: TBA

When: Every weekend in Dec. and Dec. 26, 2019

Address: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Rd., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: The Edmonton Valley Zoo will be covered in breathtaking light installations you'll want to see this winter.

Canyon Lights

Price: $53.95

When: Nov. 22, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020

Address: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Rd.,
North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Tucked away in B.C.'s forest, the Cliffwalk, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and many other sights will be covered with twinkling lights.

Aurora Winter Festival

Price: from $17.99

When: Nov. 22, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Address: Vancouver, BC & Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: In addition to all the enchanting light displays, there will be a skating pond, tube slide park, and a holiday market.

The Halifax Lights Festival

Price: Free

When: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7, 2019

Address: Multiple locations in Halifax, NS

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun strolling through downtown Halifax which will be illuminated for this lights festival.

Merry And Bright

Price: $13.00

When: December 4 - 22, 2019

Address: MUN Botanical Garden, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as you walk through the garden that will be covered in approximately 50,000 lights.

Illumi Cavalia

Price: $18.50

When: until Jan. 5, 2020

Address: 805, Boulevard du Souvenir, Laval, QC

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've entered a winter wonderland as the park will be covered with 10 million lights.

Winter Lights

Price: $10.00 - $15.00

When: December 6 - 8, 13 - 15, 20 - 23, 27 - 30, 2019 & 
January 2 - 5, 2020

Address: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: In addition to all the Christmas lights there will also be a gingerbread village and live music.

The Peak Of Christmas

Price: $59.00 (includes mountain admission)

When: Nov. 22, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020

Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: At the very top of Vancouver's Grouse Mountain, there will be a massive skating pond, beautiful light installations, Santa's workshop and a tunnel of lights.

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