Welcome to the 20th 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 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

Next Saskatchewan Blue
Cross Light Walk
January 5, 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 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 16, 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 20th “AWESOMEVERSARY” of the BHP Enchanted Forestry the Forestry Farm Park Two Saskatchewan Blue Cross Light Walks on November 16th and January 5th

Warm-up with a bonfire and hot chocolate (while supplies last) at the Forestry Farm Hall.
BHP Enchanted Forest Drive-thru Nights November 17th – January 4th 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

This year’s new display is Charlie Brown’s Christmas sponsored by Orano.

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 including sports event tickets and all the fixings for Christmas Dinners

One lucky visitor will win a Polar Safari for two to Churchill Manitoba next November, simply by posting a photo of any light display in the “Gateway to the North” display section; on Facebook, Instagram, or twitter hashtag # tefpolarbears. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on January 7th.


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

18/77,000 visitors in 2017/2018

19/$250,000 in net proceeds shared by the Zoo Foundation and the City Hospital Foundation in 2017

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