BC Wildlife Park pivots to virtual tour to help raise money for animals

Wildlights Goes Virtual, a 25-minute experience that includes a behind the scenes tour of how light displays are created, wildlife encounters, a virtual train ride, the antics of Uncle Chris the Clown and a magical light tour.

Like many other events and activities, the 23rd annual Wildlights Festival at the BC Wildlife Park was darkened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with restrictions and bans on gatherings meaning the public was not able to walk through the expansive park and take in the sights and the 800,000 lights.

Wildlights is also a major revenue generator for the park, with an estimated $250,000 loss this year due to the cancellation.

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However, in a bid to recoup some of that much-needed cash — which is used to feed and care for wildlife, which have an average monthly grocery bill of $10,000 — the BC Wildlife Park is presenting Wildlights Goes Virtual, a 25-minute experience that includes a behind the scenes tour of how light displays are created, wildlife encounters, a virtual train ride, the antics of Uncle Chris the Clown and a magical light tour.

Admission to Wildlights Goes Virtual is via a donation to the park, which can be made by clicking here.

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