If you heard explosions that sounded like fireworks, you weren’t mistaken. A number of Vancouverites were treated to a private fireworks show early this evening in downtown Vancouver.
The high-aerial fireworks display began just before 9:50 pm and were fired from a barge towed to the waters in front of the Vancouver Convention Centre in Burrard Inlet.
It’s unclear who exactly was responsible for tonight’s show, but such shows in Coal Harbour are usually staged by larger events and exhibitions happening at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
These events work with a local event production company and are required to acquire permissions from the City of Vancouver, Port Metro Vancouver, and the convention centre. They are not publicly announced beforehand to ensure that large crowds do not form and police and clean-up costs are kept to a bare minimum.
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Vancouver leads the league in fireworks for no reason.
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Um, are there fireworks going on in #Vancouver right now? I’m hearing repeated blasts downtown.
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Happy Tuesday fireworks, Vancouver!
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What’s with the fireworks that were just happening in downtown #Vancouver? What’s the occasion?
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