Welcome to the 21st Sparkling Season
of the BHP Enchanted Forest

Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Light Walk

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park
Forest Drive off Attridge Drive
View Map

Walk the forest, then warm up by the bonfire & enjoy a hot chocolate (while they last) in the Forestry Farm Hall

SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS
LIGHT WALKS
Fri, Nov 15 and Sat, Jan 4
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

First Saskatchewan Blue
Cross Light Walk
Friday, November 15th, 2019

Warm up by the bonfire & enjoy a hot chocolate
(while they last) in the Forestry Farm Hall


Media Release


January 7th, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Hugh Vassos, hvassos@sasktel.net or (306) 222-5392

Awesome News!

 

The 20th Awesomeversary edition of the BHP Enchanted Forest will go in the books as a record-breaking event for the popular Holiday Light Tour. 80,520 visitors took in the seven-week show at Saskatoon’s Forestry Farm Park smashing the previous record of 77,000 set during the 2017/2018 Season. Organizers attribute the success of the event to good weather, attractive displays including the new Charlie Brown’s Christmas, special promotions contests and giveaways, and the growing Christmas tradition for Saskatchewan residents to attend with friends and family over the holidays.

The Saskatchewan Blue Cross Light Walk also contributed to the huge numbers by attracting close to 9,000 visitors over just two nights. Net proceeds from the event will shared by the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. Although it will take a while to determine the financials, this year’s numbers are expected to be higher than the $250,000 shared last year. New displays and other event plans are already being discussed for the 21st Holiday Light Tour next year scheduled to open November 15th, 2019.

The winner of the Polar Bear Safari for Two to Churchill Manitoba photo contest courtesy of Classic Canadian Tours is Rebecca Zalaski, at University of Saskatchewan environmental science student. The winner was selected from more than 700 entries on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation express their sincere
THANK YOU to all sponsors and visitors for their awesome contribution.

 

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Forest Facts


The 21st year of the BHP Enchanted Forestry the Forestry Farm Park
Two Saskatchewan Blue Cross Light Walks on November 15th, 2019 and January 4th, 2020

Warm-up with a bonfire and hot chocolate (while supplies last) at the Forestry Farm Hall.
BHP Enchanted Forest Drive-thru Nights November 16th – January 3rd Open 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM every evening

Admission at the gate is $10/person or $35/vehicle maximum 7 passengers

BHP Enchanted Express Passes now on sale at Saskatoon CO-OP Food Stores and Gas Bars, and Shoppers Drug Marts for $30, a savings of $5 off the Gate Price.

1.4 million visitors and $2.5 million raised in 20 years for event partners, Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation

Watch for this year's all new theme display.

For information on taking a Motor Coach through the Forest or how to book a Living Skies Limousine Trolley Tour go to www.enchanted-forest.org/about.html

Great Prizes for our Awesome Visitors One lucky vehicle will be randomly selected every evening and admitted FREE of Charge


Special prizes will be randomly presented.



Top Twenty Trivia Facts


1/ 66 Light Displays

2/ 960 images

3/ Over 11 kms of LED rope light



4/ Over 1 million lights

5/ 64 kms of power cords

6/ Over 2.5 kms of light displays

7/ Tallest display – the Christmas Star 90’

8/ Largest display – Noah’s Ark 160’ long x 70’ high

9/ Most lights on one display – Noah’s Ark – 36,000 lights & 3000’ of rope light

10/Amount of steel in Noah’s Ark – 9,000 linear feet

11/Number of forest animal images - 96

12/Number of hours to set up the displays – 2100

13/24 displays and 300 images in year one

14/Electrical power bill in 2000 was $13,000 with incandescent lights
 – in 2014 after conversion to LED lights - $2,200

15/Giant Evergreens – 65' tall with 14,000 lights

16/New light display added each year

17/Voted Saskatoon’s Best Winter Event – Planet S Magazine

18/Over 80,000 visitors in 2018/2019

19/$250,000 in net proceeds shared by the Zoo Foundation and the City Hospital Foundation in 2018

20/A Saskatchewan Family Christmas Holiday Tradition for 20 years


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Media Contact: Hugh Vassos, hvassos@sasktel.net or (306) 222-5392