Festivale Tropicale at Bloedel Conservatory
What: There's a double celebration at Vancouver's favourite indoor flora and fauna attraction this season: both Christmas and the Conservatory's 50th anniversary year are being marked by the month-long Festivale Tropicale. The perfect place to hang out on chilly or rainy winter days, the landmark, climate controlled dome makes visitors feel like they're strolling through a warm-weather paradise of palm trees and around 150 colourful, free-flying birds. But the special festive-minded December-to-January festival adds some sparkling extras, including holiday illuminations, Christmas plants, Yuletide music, a kid-friendly Scavenger hunt and more. Always a good-value attraction whatever time of year you visit, if you're planning to hit VanDusen's sparkling Festival of Lights this year, you'll also receive a free ticket to Bloedel's Festivale Tropicale.
When: December 7, 2019 to January 5, 2020 (10am-9pm)
Where: Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
Cost: Adults $6.75; seniors & youths (aged 13-18) $4.55; children 12 and under $3.30; children 4 and under free