Vancouver’s Celebration of Light


English Bay fireworks

Vancouver’s annual fireworks competition will soon light up the summer nights over English Bay. This year the countries competing are Vietnam, Brazil, and Italy—all first time contenders. The show begins at 10:00pm sharp every evening and last for 25 minutes. The dates are as follows:

  • Vietnam: July 28th
  • Brazil: August 1st
  • Italy: August 4th

The festival has been taking place in Vancouver since 1990 and draws the world’s best firework designers and pyrotechnicians. These dazzling displays also draw huge crowds as flocks of people from near and far come to see the display. This year’s crowd estimate is somewhere around 1.4 million spectators. Continue reading