This year is the second year in which an individual will need a permit to light off fireworks at their home in Vancouver. It takes 5 minutes to get the permit so make sure you apply for one otherwise you will be fined by the cops. If you reside in Surrey you to will be able to get a permit this year.
This is only for fireworks and not firecrackers, which are illegal.
Here are the steps in obtaining a fireworks permit as listed by the City Of Vancouver. How to get a fireworks permit: