Canada Day at Canada Place fireworks show

Vancouver Police put in place tremendous security measures, blocking off all entrances around Canada Place and adjoining areas where Canada Day celebrations were taking place. A row of buses were also placed strategically outside Waterfront Station.
Photos: Rattan Mall

VANCOUVER’S only two-barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza

July 1, Canada Day

10:30 p.m.

Coal Harbour and Dundarave, West Vancouver


Canada Place (West promenade)
Additional viewing locations listed below.

The 2019 Canada Day at Canada Place Fireworks Show is Vancouver’s only two-barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza. Watch as the sky lights up in celebration of Canada’s birthday. The two fireworks barges are located in Coal Harbour, and Dundarave in West Vancouver. Best viewing locations include:


  • Skyllen Pacific Fireworks Viewing Zone at Canada Place
  • Harbour Green Park
  • Coal Harbour
  • Stanley Park (9 o’clock gun)
  • Crab Park
  • West Vancouver Seawall (Dundarave)

Note: The fireworks are NOT viewable from English Bay, Kitsilano or Spanish Banks.

People were flooding in by 7 p.m. to take advantageous spots to view the fireworks.


The 20-minute fireworks show will be simulcast on CFMI Rock 101. Tune in to Rock 101 to hear the official soundtrack to this year’s show as we play a selection of the best Canadian rock hits.



The Skyllen Pacific Fireworks Viewing Zone at Canada Place provides the best viewing to the fireworks in a family-friendly setting with access to indoor bathroom facilities. The outdoor zone is located on the Canadian Trail, along the west promenade of Canada Place. While there is a lot of space in this zone, physical seating will be limited. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15. Children 5 & under are free. To purchase tickets, visit ticketstonight.

Hungry crowds flocked to the food stalls – however, the organizers made a blunder by placing the toilets near the eastern section – the stink grossed out this journalist when he passed by around 7:30 p.m.

Net proceeds from ticket sales go to support the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children program, which raises awareness and funds for after school care programs, youth cooking programs, and day camps for at-risk children in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Canada Place has long supported this program, contributing over $300,000 since 2004, to help feed children in Vancouver’s lowest income neighbourhoods.