The best fireworks events in Vancouver

small_3228637838There are three time a year in Vancouver where you can see some of the best fireworks displays in Canada.

Canada Day Fireworks: The annual Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show is a unique multi-community event that draws people and numerous communities together to celebrate Canada. This unique two barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza lights up the sky and is visible from numerous locations including Coal Harbour seawall, Stanley Park, West Vancouver and North Vancouver.

When / where to see them:
July 1, 2014
Coal Harbour seawall
Stanly Park
West Vancouver
North Vancouver

Celebration of Light: If there is one event that defines summer in Vancouver, it’s the Celebration of Light international fireworks competition and festival: three nights of the best fireworks displays you’ve ever seen.  Since 1990, the annual Celebration of Light has become one of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world, attracting the world’s best fireworks pyrotechnicians and designers.

When / where to see them:
English Bay
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
All shows begin at 10pm

New Years Eve Fireworks Cruise: There aren’t any large Vancouver New Years fireworks celebrations for the general public, though you are likely to see fireworks lighting up the sky at some point once midnight approaches. Some of the Vancouver New Years Eve cruises promise a fireworks show at midnight, and this is just one of the reasons why they are worth keeping in mind. Take a New Years Eve cruise in this wonderful western Canada city, and you can also expect to enjoy a rewarding dining experience, some drinks, plenty of dancing, and complimentary champagne at midnight. Party favors are also provided, so you won’t have to worry about bringing any. Although fireworks aren’t a 100% guarantee, you’re more than likely to see them on your cruise through the inlet.

Where / When to see them:
Aboard a New Years eve dinner cruise
December 31, 2014