Weyburn is sparkling with holiday lights and on cold nights a family adventure can be as simple as hopping in the vehicle and taking a tour of the best lights in the city. Iann Gorrill Chief Illuminator of Sparkletour.ca shares how he began curating these online maps, "We started this back in 2012 and our kids were quite little at that point, and I've always been a big fan of Christmas Lights and the Christmas Vacation movies are on repeat around our home and I've always related to Clark Griswold. I thought it would be really nice to have an option for people to find all the best lights in and around their communities without having to drive around and waste a tank of gas.” 

As you plan for a busy Christmas break, which might include visiting family in other parts of the province, you can find twinkle tours along your route explains Gorrill, “If you go to Sparketour.ca at the top of the page you can choose your community, if you don’t see your community that means that no one has submitted anything yet, which is a good opportunity to do that.” 

If you have a beautifully lit home and yard, consider joining the map and the provincial Best of List. It’s an opportunity to showcase your hard work. “Just check out the map, if something is really amazing, you’ll see they make the Best Of List for 2022. If you would like to submit your location visit the site. If you have a Best Of light display, reach out on Facebook and send some pictures and videos.” 

Over the years, Sparkletour.ca has continued to grow in popularity says Gorrill, “The amount of hits is usually between 20,000 and 40,000 people visiting the site per year. I always equate that to 20,000 to 40,000 families visiting the site, with one person driving and one using the map on their phone.” 

If you would like to visit the map and take a tour visit sparkletour.ca