***Update, tickets have all been reserved! Please join us for our Holiday Potluck happening the following Wednesday -- there'll also be Tarot Readings by Ghada***
This event will be taking place on the ancestral, unceded, and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
Van Dusen's Festival of Lights is here!
Come join us in visiting the Van Dusen gardens for a festive display of lights, and possible carousel rides, all with a hot drink in hand. :)
We will be meeting at the Mpowerment Lounge at 5.30pm, and we will leave to the Van Dusen Gardens by 6.00pm.
As we only have limited tickets for this event, please confirm via the RSVP below!
Mpowerment is a queer centered, trans-inclusive, and gender affirming space for young people to hangout, and talk about sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure! We work to create safer spaces for all young people including those of us living with HIV.
We are located on the 2nd floor and our lounge space is accessible by elevator or stairs. There are 2 all-gender washrooms, one of which is larger and wheelchair accessible.
*Due to the venue being an open-air environment, this will not be a scent-reduced event, and we cannot ensure that others at Van Dusen Gardens won’t bring food containing nuts or peanuts. There is a possibility of exposure to airborne particles from nuts, peanuts, and fruits for those with airborne allergies.
*Certain sections of the light display may have flashing strobe lights, or bright moving lights, like in the carousel section, which could affect folx differently.
Van Dusen's wheelchair accessibility is as follows:-
The Conservatory is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair on site that can be borrowed if needed. Drop off area in the round-about before proceeding to parking lot. Parking lot designated sites for mobility limited guests.
There are stalls located at the front (northeast side) of the parking lot reserved for limited mobility guests. Vehicles using these stalls must display the special wheelchair/limited mobility decal issued by the City of Vancouver.
There is also a drop-off/pick-up area to facilitate the arrival and departure of limited mobility guests who may not be using a vehicle that has a decal.
Wheelchair paths/routes in the garden itself are marked on the Visitor Guide Map with a blue dotted line.
Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located in the Visitor Centre as well as adjacent to Shaughnessy Restaurant, which are unfortunately gendered.