The City of Vancouver and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre have teamed up to present Vancouver Illuminated: a celebration of Vancouver’s night sky and opportunity to engage residents about the City’s Outdoor Lighting Strategy.

We need lighting to keep our outdoor spaces safe and accessible after dark, but it’s also important to use lighting responsibly to avoid wasting energy and disrupting wildlife. That’s why the City of Vancouver is working to develop a healthy, safe, and energy efficient Outdoor Lighting Strategy.

Join us for an evening of discovery about Vancouver’s night sky! Drop in for information about our strategy, free activities, and prizes. While you’re at it, enjoy a Planetarium show at 7:30pm and 9:00pm for just $5.


6:30pm – 10:00pm - Vancouver Illuminated Open House

Chat with City staff about our Outdoor Lighting Strategy and tell us what you think

  • Take a free walk through the Space Centre’s Cosmic Courtyard
  • Learn what animals depend on natural darkness through Stanley Park Ecology Society’s Interactive dark exhibit
  • Find out what other organizations like the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are doing about light pollution
  • Test your knowledge about outdoor light pollution and you could win a $50 gift card to Dark Table!

7:30pm & 9:00pm - Planetarium Shows ($5 tickets, register to secure your seat!)

Buy a discounted ticket to see a show in the Planetarium projection dome . After each movie, you’ll get a bonus live look and interpretation of Vancouver’s night sky!

7:30 – Planetarium Show: ‘Asteroid Mission Extreme'

9:00 – Planetarium Show: ‘Phantom of the Universe’

To provide feedback on the City’s Outdoor Lighting Strategy, read the consultation paper and send us your thoughts no later than June 12. Visit to learn more.

Tickets: Available at the door or call 604-738-7827 between 10:00am - 5:00pm to purchase.

Event Details

June 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm