Surprise fireworks light up downtown Vancouver (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Sep 14 2016, 5:28 am

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.

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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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Mystery #Fireworks in #Vancouver 🎆

A video posted by Jayne Mackinnon (@jayne_mack) on

Random Tuesday night surprise #vancouver #fireworks #timeforbed

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That was random for a Tuesday…. #fireworks #vancouver

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Light office nights = Front row seats to spontaneous firework shows 🎉🖥🖥🖥🎉

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