Wildlights shine on B.C. Wildlife Park
The B.C. Wildlife Park in Kamloops has launch its 15th annual Wildlights Celebration.
The highlight of this year’s event is, once again, the Symphony of Lights Show, which features a spectacular laser-light show, with lights synchronized to music with shows each night in the award-winning outdoor Highland Valley Copper Amphitheatre.
Visitors will also be treated to viewing nightly wolf and elk feedings and examining owls in the Birds of Prey Exhibit.
After watching the Symphony of Lights show, visitors can dare to challenge the Giant Maze, take a trip around the park on the Wildlife Express miniature train and then enjoy a wagon ride from the Home Hardware Family Farm.
Young and old alike will be entertained by Uncle Chris the Clown nightly — and can take a leisurely stroll around the park to see all the dazzling lights and light displays.
This year’s event features more than 600,000 lights and 380 life-size light sculptures.
New this year are two rope-light displays, one being, one of which is Flags of the World, featuring light displays of flags of 25 countries.
Finally, visitors can sit back, relax and sip some hot chocolate around crackling campfires.
The festival dates back to 1998 and, since then, more than 315,000 guests have experienced the show.
This year, the Wildlights Celebration runs nightly to Jan. 6, with the exception of Christmas Day.
Operating hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission rates are $11. for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3 to 17.
Children two and under are admitted free.
The British Columbia Wildlife Park is located in east Kamloops, about 15 minutes down the Trans-Canada Highway from the city centre.
For more information, call 250-573-3242 or visit the web site atBCzoo.org.