This lovely and new holiday attraction on False Creek (located between the Cambie Bridge & Olympic Village) is the largest Christmas light maze in the world. It lives up to the hype as beautiful and unique experience, but most of Vancouver seems to be trying to check it out, so here are some tips for surviving it with kids!
- Rubber Boots Required! This attraction is in a former industrial area, and both the maze and surrounding areas are very, very wet. Don Muddy Buddies and waterproof footwear.
- Taxi, transit or trudge. There is limited on-site parking, and the lots aren’t especially well lit. The Canada Line is conveniently close (get off at Olympic Village) or plan to park a few blocks away and walk.
- Label your kids. If your kids are not at an age where they have your cell memorized, considered a piece of tape with your digits on the back of their jacket. We nearly lost one in the maze!
- Be prepared to line up. The opening weekend was sold out, and there are lineups both to enter the venue and again for the maze itself. If you have pre-purchased tickets, be sure to ask a staff member to direct you to an express line up.
- Buy your tickets in advance. To avoid disappointment, buy tickets online and load onto your mobile device. Also, consider skipping the season’s pass… the line up to convert the mobile tickets to a pass was at least 200 people long!
Elizabeth is a business planning guru who is passionate about working with female entrepreneurs, translating their big dreams into reality. Westcoast born and raised, she is lover of all things BC and needs a daily dose of nature to stay sane as a mother to three completely rambunctious children. She is a runner, a devoted drinker of coffee and wine, and committed to finishing last winter’s knitting project.