Welcome to the 20th Sparkling Season
of the BHP Enchanted Forest

Get Social with the BHP Enchanted Forest!

Saskatchewan Blue Cross LightWalk

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park
Forest Drive off Attridge Drive
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Walk the forest, then warm up by the bonfire & enjoy a hot chocolate in the Forestry Farm Hall

SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS LIGHTWALKS
Fri, Nov 16 and Sat, Jan 5
5:30 - 9:00 PM

$5 Per Person, $20 Per Family
5 years or under Free
for this event only.

Cash is preferred at the gate to speed up the admission process, however Debit, Visa, and Mastercard will be accepted
• No vehicles or pets allowed
• Park vehicles nearby at the church or school parking lots

Saskatchewan Blue
Cross LightWalk
Watch for 2018/2019 Dates

Warm up by the bonfire and enjoy a hot
chocolate in the Forestry Farm Hall


Media Release


January 12, 2018
For Immediate Release January 12, 2018
Contact: Hugh Vassos, hvassos@sasktel.net or (306) 222-5392

19th Year a Record Breaker

The 19th edition of the BHP Enchanted Forest attracted a record crowd of 77,000 visitors to the popular seven-week light show that was voted “Saskatoon’s Favourite Winter Event”. This surpasses the previous record of 72,000 set in the 2015/2016 Season. This, despite a bitterly cold spell that lasted a couple of weeks over the Christmas Holiday. New records were also set for the Saskatchewan Blue Cross Push2Play Light Walk that drew just over 5,000 walkers on Opening Night on November 17th and more than 4,000 on closing night January 7th. The BHP Enchanted Forest at Saskatoon’s Forestry Farm Park proved once again to be a major tourist attraction drawing approximately 30,000 visitors from throughout Saskatoon’s tourism marketplace. Many out-of-town visitors combined Christmas shopping, a Blades hockey game, or a RUSH lacrosse game with their tour of the forest. Others were in town visiting friends and family over the holiday season.

The BHP Enchanted Forest is presented by the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. The partner Foundations would like to recognize and thank the outstanding support of BHP, who signed on for another three years as the title sponsor this past November. Fifty-five light display sponsors and partnering media joined BHP in making the event a reality. The Foundations also express their gratitude to the Saskatoon Rotary Club and the Saskatoon Nutana Rotary Club for providing the front gate attendants every evening of the show. Although final figures are not yet available, it is expected the two Foundations will share approximately $250,000 in net proceeds from this year’s Holiday Light Tour.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the BHP Enchanted Forest, making the event one of the longest running light shows of its kind in Canada. Display set-up begins October 1st and the show opens November 16th with the first of two Saskatchewan Blue Cross Push2Play Light Walks. November 17th is the first night for drive-thru vehicle traffic. The last drive-thru night is January 5th and the final Push2Play Light Walk will take place on January 6th.

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Media Release


January 2, 2018
Re: BHP Billiton Enchanted Forest

Happy New Year

FINAL WEEK
We have now entered the seventh and final week of the 2017/2018 BHP Enchanted Forest. With the deep freeze behind us and warmer weather in the forecast, we are looking for a great finish to the popular Holiday Light Tour.
Visitors are reminded that the Forest will be open for drive-thru traffic every evening this week including Saturday January 6th 5:30PM – 10:00PM. $28 Enchanted Express Passes can still be purchased at any Saskatoon Shoppers Drug Mart, Safeway, or Sobeys. Otherwise the gate admission is $10/person or $33/vehicle with a maximum of 7 passengers. Ages five and under are admitted free of charge.

The Saskatchewan Blue Cross Push2Play Light Walk on Sunday January 7th is the last opportunity for visitors to experience the 19th edition of the Light Show. The Walk is open 5:30PM – 9:00PM and admission is $5/person or $20/family. Ages five and under are admitted free of charge. Debit and credit cards will be accepted at the gate however, cash is preferred. No vehicles or pets will be allowed. Parking is available nearby, or walkers may be dropped off and picked up at the Holy Family Cathedral. The Cathedral Hall doors will be open. Once inside the Forestry Farm Park, walkers can warm-up inside the Forestry Farm Hall or by the bonfire. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available compliments Saskatchewan Blue Cross while supplies last. Net proceeds from the BHP Enchanted Forest are shared by the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. Merry Christmas to all those celebrating Ukrainian Christmas.

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