Image: Michael Magnan
Illuminated spheres float down the Bow River in 2010.
“A sense of wonder pervaded as, silently, the multicolored constellation emerged from the surrounding blackness. The spheres converged and dispersed, mapping the river’s topography as they disappeared around islands and materialized back into view.” This vivid description comes from Canadian writer Linda Hawkins, who witnessed the 2010 River of Light in Calgary. And in commemoration of the recent World Water Day, we take a look at the origins, aims and future of the River of Light itself.