May 2, 2019
Responders raise more than $150,000 for Burn Camp
Vancouver, BC – On Thursday, April 25, 2019, local responders gathered at the Terminal City Club for an evening of entertainment and fine dining to raise funds to send child burn survivors to summer camp.
The fourth annual Capilano Group Responder Dinner honoured long-time supporters of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, Nancy Stibbard and the Capilano Group. More than 200 guests gathered to pay tribute to the honourees while supporting Burn Camp through live and silent auctions.
In 2007, Stibbard and her team responded to an urgent need to help the Burn Fund when severe storms caused major damage to Bright Nights, a significant fundraiser for burn survivor support programs. Stibbard, the owner and CEO of the Capilano Group, reached out to help the Burn Fund with the idea of creating a fundraiser to replenish lost donations from the annual holiday event at the re-opening of the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Since then, the Capilano Group has donated more than $475,000 and hundreds of hours of time to the Burn Fund.
November 30, 2018
Nancy Stibbard Awarded Tourism Toronto Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award
North Vancouver, BC – Nancy Stibbard, CEO of the Capilano Group and member of Canada’s Tourism Hall of Fame, received the Tourism Toronto Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Canadian Tourism Awards held in Gatineau, Quebec on Wednesday, November 28.
‘I am truly touched by this honour. Lifetime Achievement sounds quite daunting to me – especially as I am still in the thick of achieving!’ said Nancy on receiving the Award. Held in conjunction with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) annual Tourism Congress, the award recognizes a lifetime of contribution to the success and growth of the tourism industry in Canada. Nancy has been dedicated to advancing tourism in Vancouver, BC and Canada since she purchased Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in 1983.
October 18, 2018
BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund commemorates 40th anniversary with over 40 fire fighters on Capilano Suspension Bridge
North Vancouver, BC – To continue to commemorate their 40th Anniversary, The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund celebrated by hosting over 40 local fire fighters at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, a major sponsor of the Burn Fund since 2007. Click here to watch the video.
2007 was the year that Capilano Suspension Bridge Park met the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund under mutual circumstances. Severe winter storms caused major damage to Bright Nights in Stanley Park severely impacting donations to the Burn Fund. At the same time a 46-ton tree fell onto Capilano Suspension Bridge, closing the park for five months. To celebrate Capilano’s re-opening, owner and CEO of Capilano Group, Nancy Stibbard, decided to hold a fundraiser for the Burn Fund to help replenish lost donations from their annual holiday event. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, as partial proceeds from Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been donated to the Burn Fund ever since.
August 28, 2018
Canyon Lights prepares for another brilliant season after being named one of the most dazzling holiday light displays by CNN Travel
North Vancouver, BC – Canyon Lights – a Winter Festival – has caught the attention of the world. Named one of the nine most spectacular holiday light displays in the world in 2017 by CNN Travel, this local tradition returns to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Thursday, November 22, 2018. Bundle up, gather the family and prepare to be amazed. This is not your ordinary lights display!
Lighting transforms Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s rainforest and canyon. Capilano River flows in currents of blue, green and violet. Giant orbs suspended from the night sky invoke a celestial sensation. Douglas-firs, each with over 8,000 lights extending 200 feet (60m) up their tree trunk, reach for the sky.
November 2, 2017
Let there be lights!
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park expands its popular Canyon Lights event
North Vancouver, BC – In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights! Last year, Canyon Lights imagery was so popular, it was the top trending hashtag in Canada for #ChristmasLights on Instagram!
New this year, the famous Douglas-firs of Treetops Adventure receive the star treatment – dressed in sparkling lights from top to bottom! New and returning park guests will enjoy the changing light display that illuminates Capilano River from the suspension bridge and Cliffwalk, as well as the magical illumination of the West Coast rainforest. Getting into the spirit of the season is made easy at Canyon Lights with holiday craft stations, cookie decorating, a scavenger hunt and sing-a-long tunes with the band!