An Experience to Remember

Come join us for the Annual Lights on Lightning Lake Festival!

Each year on the Saturday of the August long weekend Manning Park comes alive with lantern building during the day and then lantern floating on beautiful Lightning Lake in the evening. Come be part of this spectacular event!

Lantern construction will take place at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area from 10am-3pm. Lantern kits will be for sale providing access to the materials needed to build your very own floating lantern – plus expert help. If all the creative construction makes you hungry, there will be a barbecue on the go from 11am-2pm.

Lantern lighting will take place at the Spruce Bay Beach, just down the hill from the Lightning Lake Campground. Lantern builders and spectators alike will begin to gather on the beach at 9:30 as the sun goes down, ready to light and launch the lanterns as the sky goes dark. Staff volunteers will be on hand to rescue lanterns and return them to shore after everyone has enjoyed the magical display.

If you don’t want to take your lantern home afterwards (or don’t have room), just leave it on the beach and we will take care of it for you after 10am the following day.

For 2015 the Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, August 1st.  Kits are available for $20 each or two for $30.  Glow jewelry will also be on sale at Spruce Bay Beach during the Launch.  Looking forward to seeing you there!