Montreal’s 2018 “Lantern Festival” Is Now Officially Open (Photos)

The magical garden of lights.
Montreal’s 2018 “Lantern Festival” Is Now Officially Open (Photos)

The time has finally come! Montreal's famous Garden of Lights is now open for 2018. 

In recent years, the magical path has become one of the most photographed and most popular events in Montreal, and every year the garden gets better and better! 

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This year's Chinese garden features a massive assortment of colourful paper lanterns. There are fantastic beats like water dragons as well as a mythical Chinese fish called He Luo Yu who has one head and 10 bodies. Legend has it that the fish could turn into a bird in order to escape fishermen. 

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This year, the garden will be open from September 7th to October 31st and for the first time ever you must reserve your tickets in advance. 

Here's a preview of what the Jardin des Lumieres looks like this year: 

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Don’t forget to visit the Japanese Garden which is all about nature and peace. In the evening the garden is lit up to reveal the plants’colours and textures.

The journey continues into the First Nation’s Garden where you'll find a giant illuminated poplar that represents the circle of life and the journey through the seasons. 

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