Each year gets better and better... get ready for the brightest year yet! With over 1 million lights, endless photo opportunities and new light displays, WILDLIGHTS presented by  MJB Lawyers returns. 

To our team and volunteers that continue to work incredibly hard to set up hundreds of thousands of 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 15 - January 7, 2024 from 4:00pm - 9:00pm nightly, excluding Christmas Day. Over 1 million magical lights will turn on at 5:00pm each night.

In partnership with the Canucks Autism Network, December 15th is a 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.

Annual Passholder Wildlights Tickets

Purchase General Admission Wildlights Tickets

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 15th 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 throughout the Park, 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 
4 children and 2 adults laughing at Clown, with Christmas star in background  

Performers Schedule

 Meet Anna & Elsa every  Saturday and Sunday from 5-8pm *excluding December 24 + 25.  When temperatures drop below -10, be sure to look for Anna & Elsa inside, at the Winter Wonderland display. 

Uncle Chris the Clown: Performs nightly (excluding Dec 24, 26, 31, Jan 1) from 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Shows will take place every 30 minutes at the Splash Park. When temperatures drop below -10, you can find him inside the Wildlife Presentation Theatre. 

Animal encounters will occur nightly at 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm inside the Education Centre.

What's New?

We know we said last year was our brightest year yet... but we couldn't resist adding even more lights! With over 1 MILLION lights, this will be our brightest year yet!

We heard you loud and clear... more photo opportunities are wanted!

We've added on to last year's already magical Winter Wonderland, and included a snow globe, perfect for family photos!

That's not all... step into Santa's Village and you'll be welcomed by a warming station, a 12ft Christmas present and igloo, and a newly redesigned Santa sleigh!


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 -10 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 15th - December 23rd from 5-9pm each night. Don't forget your camera, you'll want to capture this magical memory for years to come. 

Wildlife Express Miniature train decorated with Christmas lights, pauses outside train station waiti 

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