In the darkness of night, Vallea Lumina returns to Whistler's coastal temperate rainforest

The self-guided walk takes place amid towering trees, soft sounds, and visual effects

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      Vallea Lumina is back for its second season in Whistler.

      The illuminated night walk has been fine-tuned since its 2018 launch but otherwise tells the original tale of a pair of lost hikers. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk the 1.5-kilometre trail, as you’re surrounded by music, sounds, videos, visual effects, and lights.

      It takes place at Cougar Mountain, about 10 kilometres north of Whistler Village. That’s the home of The Adventure Group (TAG), which books activities like the Treetop Adventure Course (a ropes course), Superfly Ziplines, and Wedge Whitewater Rafting.

      For the immersive after-dark rainforest stroll, TAG partnered with Moment Factory, a Montreal-based multimedia studio. Moment Factory’s Lumina Night Walk series has been mounted in other parts of the world, with locations including Singapore’s Changi Airport, Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

      Vallea Lumina runs rain or shine until October. Show times vary, beginning at sundown and running every 20 minutes. Organizers suggest bringing insect repellent and a camera, and dressing in layers.

      Included in the ticket price is a shuttle to the show site from various locations in Whistler and back. (Kids five and under are free; youth aged six to 15 are $34.99; and those aged 16 and up or $39.99).

      See here for more details.