Trout Lake Festival
Trout Lake Lantern Festival
I've known about the trout lake festival for
but since I've owned an apartment with a view of the fireworks, seeing
the fireworks (and the dates always collide) was a priority. This
year the lantern festival was the priority. Since it was a
lantern festival I made a lantern (price of admission right?) and
packed a camera on a tripod. We had a BBQ to attend earlier in
the day, so we didn't head in the direction of the lake until early in
the evening. Completely out of style for Vancouver, we had a
massive thunder storm with lightning. Vancouver rarely gets
lightning and this one was a big storm so we were delayed quite a
bit. By the time we got the park there was an eerie orange sky
sunset and soft rain to temper the experience. We brought large
The Lantern festival is organized by the Public Dreams Society - the
same people who organize the Parade of Lost Souls. There are
several fixed displays set up around the park and there is a band that
plays and slowly migrates.
My favorite part of these kinds of events is that it encourages public
participation. People dress up, bring lanterns and walk around
showing off their work. There is no shortage of people taking
photos of the once a year exhibition.
Given the choice between the lantern festival and the fireworks, I'm
glad I chose the lantern festival. There is no way it can compete
with the show put on by millions of dollars, but the show it does put
on is none the less impressive.
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