Discover an illuminated wonderland at this FREE Vancouver event next month

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Photo: @lumiereyvr / Instagram

Do you like things that glow, sparkle, and shine?

Now in its sixth year, Lumière Vancouver returns with a number breathtaking light installations in four locations across the city.

Each location will have a different theme, and free Vancouver trolley shuttles will transport viewers between each site. The theme for English Bay is Nature, while the theme for the Jim Dev Plaza is Pride. Lot 9 will have the theme of Local, and the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square will have the theme of Interactive.

There will be 25 interactive art installations to enjoy between the four stops, and light-inspired performances will further mesmerize audiences at all four sites. Public Disco will host a free outdoor dance party each night of the event, which will take place at Jim Deva Plaza in the Davie Village.

Luna, by MK Illumination, is a 7 metre long and 2.5 metre high orca that has a white powder-coated frame. He contains over 6,000 LED white environmentally friendly bulbs and was named after the well-known orphaned orca whale that inhabited the waters of the Nootka Sound from 2001 to 2006. He will be appearing again in English Bay.

“Lumière has been an incredible, ever-growing success since its launch in 2014,” says Stephen Regan, Executive Director of the West End BIA.

“Huge thanks to our event and lighting partners for making Lumière one of the first great family-friendly events of Vancouver’s fall/winter calendar. We look forward to hosting thousands of viewers throughout the three days.”

The event will run from Nov. 1 – 3, from 5:00 to 10:00 pm nightly. In addition, organizers note that select installations will remain up for the remainder of the fall season.

Lumiere Vancouver

When: Nov. 1 – Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: English Bay, Jim Devi Plaza, Lot 19, and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery)
Cost: Free

You can find out more information about the event here.