Play this scenario out in your head. It’s Canada Day and you and your friends are packed and ready to trek out early to a primo spot to watch the fireworks. With a bag of snacks and a cooler full of drinks, you make your way to what you believe is a “lesser-known” location.
But, to your dismay, by the time you arrive, that so-called “hidden spot” is already full of people and the only place available is behind a row of trees, which will no doubt obscure your view.
If only there were a better vantage point available. Somewhere that’s less of a trek, has minimal trees to obscure a view… and a bathroom nearby wouldn’t hurt either.
To avoid the long walk and the disappointment, consider the 31st annual Canada Day celebration at Canada Place. Vancouver’s waterfront will once again play host to one of the largest Canada Day celebrations outside of the nation’s capital.
During the day, the waterfront venue will host great food trucks, activities, and live performances. Daytime events include performances from Kutapira, Early Spirit, En Karma, and country star Jojo Mason headlining the main stage.
At night, the waterfront venue will take Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains and use them as a backdrop, giving way to a mesmerizing view of the fireworks to end the celebration.
Other potential vantage points of the action include:
- Harbour Green Park
- Coal Harbour
- Stanley Park (Vancouver Rowing Club to 9 o’clock gun)
- Crab Park
- West Vancouver Seawall (between Ambleside and Dundarave)
- North Vancouver, Lower Lonsdale.
Note: The fireworks can not be seen from English Bay, Spanish Banks, or Kitsilano.
Admission to view the fireworks from the Canada Place viewing zone is only $15 and children under the age of five can enter for free. Considering that the area is local to downtown, near a wide range of food options, and has easy access to bathrooms, it’s a small price to pay for comfort and an uninhibited view.
The 31st Annual Canada Day at Canada Place event is presented by Canada Place and the Port of Vancouver.
Where: Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Time: 10 am to 11 pm
When: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Admission: Daytime festivities free of charge, viewing zone $15
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of 31st Annual Canada Day at Canada Place