On July 1st, Downtown Vancouver hosts a variety of celebration events starting at 10am, including live entertainment, exhibits, giant beavers from 2010 Olympic Winter Games, parade, and fireworks.
The time for Canada Day parade is 7pm to 8pm along West Georgia Street and Burrard Street. The two-barge Canada Day fireworks display starts at 10:30pm at Burrard Inlet along north shore of Downtown Vancouver (between Vancouver Convention Centre and the boat-shaped Canada Place / Pan Pacific Hotel) and simultaneously at Dundarave in West Vancouver. The fireworks is organized by Burrard Inlet Fireworks Society and is visible from numerous locations in Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, West Vancouver and North Vancouver. The fireworks is synchronized with music from radio station Classic Rock 101, and broadcasted live by Shaw TV.
My favourite fireworks viewing area is CRAB Park, formerly known as Portside Park, by Gas Town or east of Sea Bus Terminal. This spot is less crowded and offers amazing city skyline panoramic views of Harbour Centre (revolving restaurant), Canada Place, Stanley Park, and Lions Gate Bridge. All four popular tourist attractions in one shot!
Tell us…what is your favourite viewing location for Vancouver Canada Day’s fireworks?
You may think two-barge fireworks display at two different locations simultaneously is great, but I don’t think so. Most people like to go to Downtown Vancouver Harbour for fireworks anyway, instead of West Vancouver. In my opinion, the fireworks in West Vancouver is kinda a waste. It will be much nicer to use the fund for New Year’s Eve Fireworks!!! Seriously, Vancouver doesn’t have any fireworks for New Year’s Celebration. I mean…even Seattle has one at its famous Space Needle on New Year’s Eve, so why not Vancouver at its Science World location??? Tell me what your thoughts are. :D