VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

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Milner Christmas Magic 2021

WELCOME TO MILNER CHRISTMAS MAGIC 2021: 

  • December 3-5, 10-12 & 17-19 evenings 5:00 – 8:00pm with viewing until 8:30pm
  • Visit early and often to enjoy the evenings of ‘Magic’ and avoid larger crowds closer to Christmas

CLOSURE NOTICES:  

  • Any weather closure notices will be posted online at:
    • milnergardens.viu.ca Special Events
    • Facebook @VIUMilnerGardens
    • Twitter @MilnerGardens

DRESS WARMLY FOR THIS OUTDOOR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS:  

  • Bring an umbrella, flashlight, rainwear, hats, scarves and gloves
  • Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate walking shoes/boots

ADMISSION & PAYMENTS:

  • This festival of lights is a fundraiser in support of Milner Gardens & Woodland with entry by suggested donation of:
    • $5 Adult, $2.50 Child, $12 Family [2 adults & up to 3 children under 19 yrs]
  • Advance tickets are not required or available
  • All donations are welcome
  • Credit Cards, Interac/Debit & Cash accepted at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre and Refreshment Stand
  • Credit Cards & Interac/Debit only accepted at the Gift Shop
  • No ATM on site

ACCESSIBILTY, MOBILITY & SHUTTLE CARTS:

  • The Milner driveway is a long gentle hill of packed gravel & may be challenging for visitors’ wheelchairs, scooters & walkers
  • Open Shuttle Cart service is available between the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, Gingerbread House Gift Shop, Gardener’s Cottage and Milner House:
    • Please ask a volunteer at these locations to page a Shuttle Cart
  • Shuttle Cart service is prioritized for those with accessibility/mobility needs who can move unassisted from wheelchair to cart and accommodates foldable wheelchairs, walkers & strollers
  • On-site wheelchair lending service is not available

ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS: 

  • Located at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, Gift Shop plus portable toilets

PETS: 

  • Only certified guide and service dogs are permitted on site

SANTA:  See About Meeting Santa for info

FOR YOUR SAFETY:  See Visiting During Covid-19

  • Please stay on the trails & pathways
  • Proof of vaccination is not required for this outdoor festival entry 
  • Masks are required for entry to the Gingerbread Cottage Gift Shop
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located near buildings

LIMITED PARKING at the WELCOME & INTERPRETIVE CENTRE:

  • 4 Accessible Parking stalls are located close to the Welcome & Interpretive Centre:
    • Please prominently display your parking sticker
  • Overflow parking on Hwy 19A shoulders:
    • Please be aware of traffic
    • Do not block driveways
  • Please follow all Parking Attendant and Traffic Control instructions

SMOKING:

  • Smoking of tobacco products and e-cigarettes permitted only at the Gift Shop cul-de-sac
  • Use of cannabis products is prohibited on site

LOST & FOUND:

  • Lost & Found items are located at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre

QUESTIONS: 

  • Please ask our amazing volunteers on site or leave a message at:  250-752-6153

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