Photo cred - Carlos Bolivar

Night comes earlier and earlier as fall approaches, and while the late night sunlight of summer wanes, magical autumn evenings are a beautiful substitute. No place in Montreal proves that more than the Botanical Gardens, with the urban arboretum's annual lantern festival known as Gardens of Light.

Already illuminating the evening, Gardens of Light is on until November 2nd. Held every single day, as soon as the sun goes down, Gardens of Light is a magical experience that will shed some new light (pun!) on the flora of the Botanical Garden you may already be familiar with.

Two gardens are part of the Gardens of Light experience, both of which draw from their respective cultural roots (pun!). The Japanese Gardens are illuminated by glowing lighting designs and structures, creating a serene night-time atmosphere, while the Chinese Garden is lit up with The Magic of Lanterns, the coloured glowing orbs of Chinese tradition.

An incredibly romantic event for all fall couples (also just plain cool to look as if you're flying solo) the Gardens of Light is open daily until 9pm. Get all the info at the event listing on the Botanical Garden's website.

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