Huge Crowds Expected in Downtown Tonight

Dec 19 2017, 8:02 am

Downtown Vancouver will be busy as close to 500,000 people are expected to be descend upon the regions core for Celebration of Light, Red Bull Air show, Vancouver Pride Week and/or Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert.

On any given summer evening there are 200,000 people in the downtown core, add an additional 300,000 people that are expected to take in the two larger events and many will think twice about heading out this way.

Once again public liquor consumption will be the biggest issue. Last Saturday, police poured out more than 600 bottles of booze and arrested nine people for public drunkenness.

If you hate large crowds you’ll want to avoid downtown tonight.