Happy Canada Day: fireworks information


So it’s Canada Day.  Hopefully you all have a great day.  If I were back in Kelowna I might make a note about boat safety, since basically all anyone does is drink and then go ride around the lake until the city shoots its fireworks off by the Okanagan bridge.

Of course once again Vancouver is going to have its own fireworks display [cdfw] with fireworks platforms on the water in both West Vancouver and Coal Harbour.  The fireworks start at 10:30 pm and while there’s a ticketed controlled area at Canada Place for watching them you can see them for free at a number of local spots, which I’ve listed below.

Barge 1: West Vancouver Barge

  • West Vancouver Seawall from Ambleside to Dundarave
  • The Stanley Park Seawall, West Side
  • Kitsilano
  • Jericho

Barge 2: Coal Harbour Barge

  • Canada Place – a controlled access point – Tickets are sold through Ticketmaster. Net proceeds go to support the Strathcona Community Centre Food Security for Children Program.
  • Harbour Green Park
  • Stanley Park Seawall, East Side
  • Harbour View Park, North Vancouver
  • Lonsdale Quay

2 Comments so far

  1. dwainj on July 1st, 2008 @ 6:49 am

    I would try to stay east of Coal Harbor if you want to get parking – it’s already filling up down there.

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    Canada D’eh

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