VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Special Events

Milner Gardens & Woodland is now closed to the public for the winter season.  

Stay tuned,... we will update our hours and events as the dates are confirmed for our upcoming 2022 season.   

Milner Christmas Magic 2021 Poster

Milner Christmas Magic 2021

December 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19

5:00pm - 8:00pm with viewing until 8:30pm

Milner Christmas Magic 2021 returns as an outdoor stroll!

Experience the magic of thousands of holiday lights and festive window displays!

The Milner Christmas Magic outdoor festival highlights include:

  •       Stroll over half a km of pathways decorated with Christmas lights
  •       Shop for Christmas gifts & 3D Holiday Specs at the Gingerbread Cottage Gift Shop
  •       Stop for a photo opp at Santa's Sleigh & share your post us #MilnerChristmasMagic
  •       View the Gardener's Cottage and Milner House seasonal window displays
  •       Enjoy food and beverages from the outdoor Refreshment Stand
  •       Drop off your letters to Santa in the North Pole Mailbox, ... with a wave to Santa & Mrs. Claus!  

See About Meeting Santa for more info.

Milner Christmas Magic is a fundraiser in support of Milner Gardens & Woodland with entrance by suggested donation at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre:

Adult $5, Child $2.50, or Family (2 adults & up to 3 children under 19 yrs) $12

Advance tickets are not required or available.

COVID-19 protocol is in effect: 

  • Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor event entry 
  • Masks are required for entry to the Gingerbread Cottage Gift Shop
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located near buildings
  • Please read Visiting During Covid-19

See ‘Magic’ Tips & Suggestions to enjoy this outdoor festival of lights.

Refreshment Stand Menu Milner Christmas Magic 2021 18Dec2021

A Magical Thank You to our Sponsors poster

A ‘Magical’ Thank You to our Sponsors:

Milner Christmas Magic 2021 Presenting Sponsor:  Windsor Plywood

Milner Christmas Magic 2021 Sponsors (in alphabetical order):

Coastal Community Credit Union

Ian Lindsay of Lindsay & Associates - RE/MAX Anchor Realty

McGorman MacLean - Chartered Professional Accountants

Quality Foods

The Beach FM 88.5

The Lounge 99.9FM

Vivien Sears - RE/MAX First Realty


Milner Gardens & Woodland is not open to the public during the daytime in November through January and will reopen in February 2022.

The Camellia Tea Room is closed for the season reopening in February 2022.


View the Event Calendar

Ongoing Events & Activities:

Guided Tours - Cancelled until further notice

Guided tours are available to groups of 10 or more with prior arrangements.
To arrange a guide, please contact the main office at

Tea Service -

The Camellia Tea Room is closed for the season reopening in February 2022.


Hours & Admission