Wow. So, it’s been a week of incredible things. Through some inexplicable twist of fate, Christmas is this weekend and I haven’t even begun to wrap any of the presents. We didn’t even get any of the decorations up this year and we’ve never been especially ambitious about that sort of thing. There’s always next year, right?

The good news is that this is the third week in a row that I’ve been able to put a vlog together. What’s more, this is the first vlog that features my daughter, so prepare yourself for some cuteness overload. We braved the cold and ventured up to Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver to check out the Canyon Lights display. Oddly, this was our first time. Ever. And I’ve lived in Vancouver all my life.

It goes without saying that your perspective on just about everything changes when you become a parent. It’s not that I am any more aware of the various holiday-themed festivities happening around town, like the 4D flight with Santa at FlyOver Canada or the Bright Nights Christmas train in Stanley Park. It’s that I’ve become more motivated to visit them, because there is nothing more precious than seeing the joy in my daughter’s eyes.

Despite the freezing temperatures, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park was overrun with people on Saturday night. From what I could gather, there was a good mix of locals and out-of-towners alike, most of whom were likely trying to avoid the snowpocalypse that was forecast to follow the next day. And yes, the snow did come. And yes, the park ended up closing early on Sunday night as a result.

Thankfully, we were able to enjoy the “pretty lights” before getting snowed in the next morning. Check out vlog #3 below.

Are there any specific holiday traditions that your family observes every Christmas? Do you always drive over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house you go? Is there a particular festival that you love attending or a movie that you absolutely have to watch? A Charlie Brown Christmas? Elf? Die Hard? Comment below and let me hear it!

Canyon Lights is on until January 8, 2017 (except Christmas Day). Regular adult tickets are $39.95 with discounts for seniors, youth, children and families. Kids under 6 are free. If you’re a BC resident, visit Guest Services on your way out to upgrade your single admission ticket to an annual pass for no additional charge.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Disclosure: As a Healthy Family Expo blog ambassador, I was provided with complimentary tickets to Capilano Suspension Bridge. All opinions are my own.