Festivale Tropicale at Bloedel
What: The perfect antidote to Vancouver's chilliest winter days, duck inside the climate controlled dome of Bloedel Conservatory and you'll feel like you're strolling in a warm tropical paradise teeming with palm trees and around 150 colourful, free-flying birds. But Bloedel is also dressing up for the 2018 holiday season: look out for a delightful array of sparking Christmas illuminations and a surfeit of special holiday plants studding the verdant foliage. And if you have kids in tow, set them off on a festive-themed scavenger hunt. When you're ready to return to the outside world, save time to check out the illuminated fountains a few steps from the entrance.
When: December 14, 2018 to January 6, 2019 (10am-9pm)
Where: Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
Cost: Adults $6.50; seniors & youths (aged 13-18) $4.35; children 12 and under $3.15; children 3 and under free