Get ready to embrace the night at British Columbia’s newest attraction – Vallea Lumina Whistler. It’s a spectacle that brings light into the darkness of the mountain forests north of the mountain resort community. Vallea Lumina Night Walks is a multi-media experience of light, sounds and music set at the base Cougar Mountain. In terms of new and amazing things to do, Vallea Lumina Whistler is where it’s at.
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Vallea Lumina Night Walk
The forest floor crunches softly behind your feet as you begin the night walk through the forest. Eyes are drawn to the lights that dance like fireflies, while ears listen for animal and bird calls of the forest. Vallea Lumina is an immersive night walk that illuminates the beautiful forest floor and canopy over the course of a 1.5 kilometer walking route. The spectacle was created by Montreal-based Moment Factory, and Whistler’s Adventure Group.
This is the first Lumina installment in British Columbia. It will run daily in summer starting July 18th until October. The night walk experience begins at sundown and walks will take place every twenty minutes. The trail will take approximately one hour to complete, and has some uphill portions. Wear comfy shoes and layers as it can get cool once the sun sets in the mountains. A complimentary shuttle is provided to transport visitors between Whistler Village and Cougar Mountain.
Don’t forget your camera, though be sure to have it set for night mode and long exposure photography. The lack of light will make it challenging. Consider taking a few photos, then putting your camera away to be in the moment and enjoy the show as you wind your way through the forest.
Take a peek at the Vallea Lumina experience.
Cost: Tickets cost $29 for visitors over the age of 16, $24 for ages six to 15, and children under the age of five are free. It’s wise to purchase tickets ahead of time to ensure availability.
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Disclosure: The writer experienced Vallea Lumina as a guest of Adventure Group.
Photo Credits: Photos courtesy of Vallea Lumina, Whistler, British Columbia, Moment Factory; Claudia Laroye.