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Celebration of Light, Photos, Events, News

United Kingdom lights up the night with spectacular Honda Celebration of Light fireworks (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Celebration of Light, Photos, Events, News

United Kingdom lights up the night with spectacular Honda Celebration of Light fireworks (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Aug 03, 2017 2:38 am 2,124

A longtime, cherished summer tradition in Vancouver continued on Wednesday at English Bay with this year’s second of three Honda Celebration of Light fireworks shows.

Large shells, synchronized to a wide variety of predominantly British music, ripped over the night skies as pyrotechnics company Jubilee Fireworks, representing the United Kingdom, delivered its theme of ‘Kiss The Sky’.

But the crowds were smaller than the last show on Saturday, July 29 by Japan, which saw 250,000 fireworks fans fill the beaches and viewing points.

Last night, approximately 200,000 people hunkered down at the beaches and parks in and around English Bay, according to Vancouver Police estimates.

This lower attendance was expected, as the weekday shows typically draws smaller crowds, and the wildfire smog likely also played a role and deterred people from the show.

As has been the case consistently in recent years, police say the crowd was well-behaved. There were only 30 liquor pour outs, two disturbance arrests, and one marijuana seizure.

Significantly larger crowds are expected for the final performance on Saturday, August 5, when Canada stages its show. The last show always falls on the same weekend as the BC Day long weekend, and shows performed by a team representing Canada historically see a higher attendance at the Celebration of Light.

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The British are coming! Great show by the UK tonight. Saw it from a different perspective this time, from the water on a boat with a skyline backdrop. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ #Vancouver #CelebrationOfLight #fireworks

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Final countdown 2. team UK #hondacelebrationoflights #fireworks #englishbay #vancouver #vancitybuzz #westend #dailyhive #colours #uk #vancity #shotfromthegalaxy #samsunggalaxys8 #snimezadva #terkaluba

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Top notch fireworks from Team UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ #smokyhaze #celebrationoflight #vancouver #englishbay #vancity #vancitybuzz

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Sparkly loud explosions in the sky πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸŒπŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ . . . . #explorebc #infinitepotential #yvr #canadiancreatives #vancityvibes #northwestcreatives #exploremore #justgoshoot #nomadstory #allaboutadventures #stayandwander #gooutside #createexplore #pnwcollective #beautifulbritishcolumbia #enjoycanada #vsco #huffpostgram #thepnwlife #northwestcollective #vscocam #dailyhivevan #illustration #thankyoucanada #visualsoflife #vancouver #britishcolumbia #instagood

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Quite the show, UK! What did everyone think of their fireworks? (Also note the number of phones/cameras in the bottom right. I guess I was one of them too, but it was pretty funny to see.) // . . . #celeboflight @celeboflight #fireworks #vancouver #vancity #dailyhivevan #vancouverisawesome #vancouverbc #vancityhype #igersvancouver #explorecanada #explorevancouver #vancityfeature #veryvancouver #canadiancreatives #yvr #thecanadiancollective #vancityfeed #mustbevancouver #pnw #pnwcollective #artofvisuals #illgrammers #vancitynow #longexpoelite #longexposure #canonphotography #englishbay #ig_captures

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Last nights fireworks were something else! #celeboflight @celeboflight

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#celebrationoflight2017 #dailyhivevan

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Honda Celebration of Light 2017 Team UK Arc & hammock #celeboflight #hammock #chillin #fireworks #vancity #vancitybuzz #dailyhivevan #nikon_canada

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Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night πŸŽ‡ #celeboflight

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Team UK tonight #vancity #vancityfeature #dailyhivevan #mustbevancouver #veryvancouver #cbcvancouver #vancouvercanada #vancouver_ig #Explorecanada #canadaday #hellobc #huffpostbc #Canada #vancouver #bc #wednesday #teamuk #celebrationoflight #fireworkshow #fireworks

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Fireworks show by team UK. Great music and amazing fireworks. Thank you for playing Coldplay’s song πŸ™‚ #fireworks @celeboflight #UK #celebrationoflight

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Work #2 was pretty alright tonight . . . #celebrationoflight #celeboflight #vancity #dailyhivevan

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“GOD SAVE THE QUEEN” Bravo to UK during tonight’s fireworks. That was phenomenal, but I think Japan has the lead

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πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ† . . . . . #pnw #downtownvancouver #yvr #fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries #fuji #celebrationoflight #dailyhivevan #englishbay #celeboflight #vancity. #fireworks #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #pnwcollective #vancouver #canada150 #vancouverisawesome #downtown #canada #explore604 #hellobc #britishcolumbia #explorecanada #explorebc #πŸŽ† #thecreatorclass #jointheclass #agameoftones #artofvisuals

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Honda Celebration of Light tonight was lit! Literally πŸŽ†The United Kingdom put up a great show! #honda #fireworks #bc #vancouver #dailyhivevan #dailyhive #vancity #vancitybuzz #celeboflight #kitsalano #uk #unitedkingdom #canada #potd #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday #sony #a7r2 #2470gm

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Fantastic performance from Jubilee Fireworks team representing United Kingdom. . . . # vancity #explorebc #celeboflight #dailyhivevan #teamuk #HondaCelebrationofLight #beach #vancitybuzz #nightsky #nightscape #summer

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Boom! The U.K. represented tonight at the @celeboflight Here are my fav 10 images from tonight! πŸ’₯ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ . . . . . . . . . #vancouver #vancity #vancitybuzz #explorebc #bc #britishcolumbia #fireworks #beautifulbc #igersvancouver #canada #vancouvercanada #dailyhivevan #dailyhivevancouver #fireworkshow #downtownvancouver #festivaloflight #festivaloflights #honda #curiocityvan #vancityscape @vancityvibe @dailyhivevancouver @curiocityvancouver @vancityscape

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Team UK | Honda Celebration of Light . . . . . . . . #Vancouver #dailyhive #vancitybuzz #vancity #agameoftones #artofvisuals #aov #visualsgang #way2ill #heatercentral #fatalframes #fotografiaunited #createcommune #lensculture #exploreBC #beautifulbritishcolumbia #vancity #yvr #vancityhype #vanlife #vancitylife #fireworks #hondacelebrationoflight

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UK #fireworks were fine considering all the haze in #vancouver . . . #vancity #dailyhivevan #vancouverisawesome #vancityhype #vancitybuzz #vancityscape #igersvancouver #exploerecanada #explorevancouver #vancityfeature #veryvanvouver #yvr #tourismbc #celeboflight #longexpoelite vancityfeed #agameoftones #vancitynow #downtownvancouver #cityscape #lightshow #nightmagic

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Celebration of Light 2017 : The United Kingdom

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Celebration of Light 2017 : The United Kingdom

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Lighting up the port! #vancouverfireworks #hondacelebrationoflight #celebrationoflight #lonsdalequay #presentationhousegallery #polygongallery #vancouver_bc #portofvancouver #fireworks

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UK light up Vancity😎😎 . . . #vancouver#vancityvibes#vancityhype#mustbevancouver#dailyhivevan#604now#vancity#hellobc#globalbc#narcityvancouver#vancouverfireworks#enjoyvancouver#discovervancouver#insidevancouver#vancouver_ig#instavancouver#igersvancouver#gjm_photos#pocket_canada#ig_great_shots_canada#vancitybuzz#moodygrams#illgrammers#way2ill#shotz_times#westcoast_exposures#vancouverisawesome#ig_skyvibes#exceptional_pictures#vancouver_canada

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Sneaking up on the sunset like: πŸ‘€ πŸ“Έ @rasberrymedia πŸŒ… πŸŒ„ πŸ”₯ @dailyhivevancouver @vancitywild #sunset #dailyhivevan #vanlife #vancouverlife #boats #ocean #hellobc #explorebc #travel #westcoast #explorecanada #imagesofcanada #pnw #summer #happy #canon #canada #canoncanada150 #beach #beautifulbc #beautiful #nature #sharevi #beachlife #citylife #canon5dmkiii #nofilter #vancitybuzz #vancouversunset #vancityscape

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It’s starting to get busy at English Bay

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