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Review of Botanical Gardens' Lantern Festival
5 / 10

Review of Botanical Gardens' Lantern Festival

Pros: Beautiful setting, dramatic lighting

Cons: Long lines, several buildings under construction, getting a bit worn out

I've been to Montreal's lantern festival 3 times. It's gone from amazing - to okay - to really pretty mediocre. They've been doing less upkeep than necessary over the years and are also still running it despite undertaking a multi-year renovation on the main buildings which means there's scaffolding everywhere and half the buildings are closed.

But… I'd still recommend it! It's really beautiful and a wonderful experience. It could just be so much better if they could reboot it again - and maybe after the renos they will.

I paid $15.50 (resident)

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