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VanDusen’s Glow in the Garden cancelled for second year amid COVID-19 concerns

The garden is hoping to offer a holiday event this winter but details are still being worked out
VanDusen Glow Garden
Once again the VanDusen Botanical Garden will not be hosting its annual Halloween event over coronavirus (COVID-19) constraints and uncertainties.

For the second year in a row, Vancouverites will miss out on another spooktacular event this fall: VanDusen Botanical Garden's Glow in the Garden light display.

A spokesperson with the Vancouver Park Board told Vancouver Is Awesome via email the garden’s staff made the decision some time ago due to resource constraints and uncertainties around coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. The news comes on the heels of the Stanley Park Ghost Train being cancelled over coyote concerns.

In 2019, Glow in the Garden's guests went on a journey to help Anna the hummingbird and her friends lift the "hootenanny" glowing spell cast over the garden by a tricky old owl, collecting treats along their way. In 2020 the event went dark amid the pandemic. 

“We are hoping to offer a holiday event this winter, but staff are still working through those details,” the spokesperson added.

Last year Metro Vancouverites could still get their holiday lights kick with Glow Langley, a spectacular, holiday-themed drive-through light show.