Urban Spaces

Lights of Hope

Over the past 20 years, the St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope display has raised millions of dollars for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. Featuring 10 kilometers of lights and over 100,000 bulbs, the inspiring display has become an important tradition in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

This year, students of the BCIT Computer Systems and Technology Program created a fun addition to the Lights of Hope. Over the summer, the students worked to build an interactive component to the display. The interactive app they created connects with pedestrians on the street who can then control the lights via commands on the app.

group of BCIT students in front of Lights of Hope display


Shaun August and the Eos Lightmedia team worked with the BCIT students to help bring the project to life.

Check out the Lights of Hope in front of St. Paul’s Hospital at 1080 Burrard Street until January 8, 2018.

For more info on how the BCIT student were involved in this year’s Lights of Hope, click here.