Get ready for the brightest year yet! With over 1 million lights and new displays, WILDLIGHTS presented by  MJB Lawyers returns. 

To our team and volunteers that continue to work incredibly hard to set up over 1 million lights, build and install endless light displays, and decorate the most picture perfect scenes to capture holiday memories for the community: we appreciate you, and without you Wildlights wouldn't be what it is today!

To the thousands of visitors that support Wildlights each year: we thank you for making Wildlights a part of your holidays traditions, and and can't wait for you to see this year's display! Make sure to tag @bcwildlifepark and use #wildtimesawaityou in your social posts. 

When is Wildlights?

Wildlights will run December 9 - January 2, 2023 from 4:00pm - 9:00pm nightly, excluding Christmas Day. The lights will be turned on at 5:00pm each night.

In partnership with the Canucks Autism Network, December 9th will be our first ever sensory friendly night.  Please find more details on our sensory friendly night below. 


How do we get tickets?

To expedite the check in process, we recommend purchasing tickets online in advance. 

Tickets can be purchased online, in advance, via the button below. For those with Annual Passes and Annual Memberships, please have your pass / membership number handy (located on the top left corner of your pass), to receive your discount.

Please note, those who have purchased Annual Pass or Annual Member tickets must bring valid photo ID, along with your annual pass / annual membership card for entry. Inability to provide photo ID and valid annual pass / annual membership will result in denied entry, and no refunds will be provided.

Purchase Wildlights Tickets NOW

sensory friendly night

Accessibility and inclusion are important to us, which is why we have planned a Sensory Friendly Evening for anyone who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience. Join us on December 9th for a quieter, more supportive Wildlights experience. No music will be played, and we will have a designated quiet space for anyone needing a break from the sensory-rich environment.

In addition, we have partnered with Canucks Autism Network (CAN) who will have trained staff stationed at the busier areas, providing support to anyone who needs it. The CAN team has also created a Visual Storybook to help prepare visitors for what to expect at the park and will have sensory kits available for loan for anyone who may need one. Please click the button below to download the storybook.

Included in each of the sensory kits will be:

  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Visual Supports
  • Visual storybook
  • Sensory toys
  • Map of the facility and Park

Download the visual storybook


Families gather around fire pits and children look at frosty the snowman light display, with the Nor 

What to Expect

With over 1 MILLION lights, this will be our brightest year yet!

Walk through the castle walls and into over 13,000 glimmering lights inside the Kamloops Princess Parties Magical Forest. Meet Anna & Elsa every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5-8pm *excluding December 24 + 25.  Just in case the princesses aren't in the Magical Forest on cold nights, be sure to look for them at the Winter Wonderland display. 

Don't worry, we're still keeping your favourites: Uncle Chris the Clown, the Canadian Tire Kamloops Holiday Gazebo, endless light displays, the 250ft Tunnel of Lights, 10 cozy fire pits to warm up with your hot chocolate, and a 20 ft tall outdoor light tree!

What's New?

This year the Eco Gallery will be transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland, complete with a 10 ft wide wreath and endless photo opportunities. 


Home Hardware Family Farm

The Home Hardware Family Farm will be open every night from 5:30pm-8:30pm*, with limited capacity. Please be patient, as there may be a line. 

*Schedule subject to change without notice.  Please note the Family Farm contact area will close when temperatures are colder than -15 degrees celsius.  

will santa be there?

Santa, Mrs. Clause, and an elf have travelled all the way from the North Pole to take in the magic of Wildlights with you! They'll be cozied up inside the Winter Wonderland display inside the Discovery Centre December 9th - December 23rd from 5-8pm each night. Don't forget your camera, you'll want to capture this magical memory for years to come. 


Uncle Chris the clown

What's Wildlights without Uncle Chris the Clown?! You can laugh with Uncle Chris at his stage located near the splash park most days (excluding December 23, 24, 27, and 31st). First show begins at 5:30pm, and last show is 8:30pm.

Please note there is limited seating for each performance, and you may be required to wait until the next performance. 

wildlife express train

The Wildlife Express Miniature train will be operating nightly from 5:00pm - 8:30pm* (last train ride departs at 8:30pm). Tickets are $1.00 each, including tax, (cash only), and can be purchased at the train station.

*Schedule subject to change without notice.  Please note the train cannot operate when it's colder than -14 degrees Celcius.



Wildlights Partners

Wildlights 2022 was made possible by many generous community partners, including:


Home Hardware, hardware store