Where to watch fireworks shows in Metro Vancouver on Halloween 2016

Oct 17 2016, 11:42 pm

For those with limited budgets or desiring to hand off the dangerous explosive task to someone else, a number of professional fireworks shows are planned for Metro Vancouver this Halloween 2016.

Fireworks have long been a traditional part of Halloween revelry in the region, and outside of Vancouver, there are a few communities that are staging professional fireworks shows.

Some areas, like Delta, Surrey and Langley, do not have any sanctioned fireworks events, but may have other community gatherings and safety tips to round out your festivities. In New Westminster, some fireworks are permitted to be set off by adults on Halloween, but you’ll want to follow their guidelines. There’s a similar set-up in West Vancouver, too.

If you’re looking for a Halloween fireworks show in Metro Vancouver, there are a handful of options in Richmond and Burnaby:


Minoru Park Halloween Fireworks Festival

  • What: Organized by the City of Richmond, this is Metro Vancouver’s largest and most impressive professional Halloween fireworks show. There will also be music, dancing demonstrations, children’s activities, clowns, a magic show, and fire juggling. the fireworks finale will be 10 minutes long.
  • Where: Minoru Park (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond)
  • When: 6:30 to 8:45 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016

McLean Park Halloween Fireworks Show

  • What: A 15-minute celebration of ‘spooktacular’ fireworks
  • Where: McLean Neighbourhood Park (22500 McLean Avenue, Richmond)
  • When: 8 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016

South Arm’s Halloween Street & Fireworks

  • What: Come for trick-or-treating, arts and crafts in the Witches Brew and a visit to the Creepy Kitchen and The Darkness Haunted House. Fireworks will be lit from South Arm’s soccer fields.
  • Where: South Arm Community Centre (8880 Williams Road, Richmond)
  • When: 5:30 to 8:30 pm (fireworks start at 8:30 pm) on Monday, October 31, 2016

West Richmond Halloween Fireworks

  • What: A 15-minute-long fireworks display.
  • Where: West Richmond Community Centre (9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond)
  • When: 8:15 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016


  • What: The skies over Gilmore Community School will light up for a professional fireworks display.
  • Where: Gilmore Community School (50 S. Gilmore Avenue, Burnaby)
  • When: 8:15 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016