Honda Celebration of Light Launches New Smartphone App for 2016 Festival

2015 Honda Celebration of Light | Photo: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC

2015 Honda Celebration of Light | Photo: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC

Festival Organizers of the 2016 Honda Celebration of Light have launched an all-new smartphone app to coincide with the 26th year to aid festival goers in enjoying the fireworks competition, the SHOREFEST Concert series and the whole day of festivities. Honda Celebration of Light Event Guide is now available for a free download in the iTunes and Android App Stores.

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Honda Celebration of Light Launches New Smartphone App for 2016 Festival

Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition Brings Out International Colours

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With less than one week remaining until the 26th annual Honda Celebration of Light fireworks competition, festival organizers are encouraging festivalgoers to “wear their colours” in the spirit of competition, supporting their competing countries- The Netherlands, Australia and the United States.

With a line-up of competitors from The Netherlands, Australia and the United States, festival organizers encourage attendees to get in the spirit of the competition and come out wearing team colours, bring flags and to have fun on social media using the hashtag #celeboflight and their country’s flag emoji. Continue reading:
Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition Brings Out International Colours

Honda Celebration of Light Announces New Summer Line-Up for Vancouver

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Even if it’s not in your love life, everyone needs a little fireworks in their lives. Now in its 26th year, Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light is the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition and BC’s largest public event, with approximately 400,000 spectators along Vancouver’s English Bay each evening. Continue reading:
Honda Celebration of Light Announces New Summer Line-Up for Vancouver

Canada Day Fireworks at Canada Place, July 1st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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This award winning event, presented by the Port of Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside our nation’s capital, Ottawa. Canada Day at Canada Place has been Vancouver’s premier event for 29 years, bringing communities together to share our special bond of living in one of the greatest country’s in the world and celebrating our freedom, values and diversity. Continue reading:
Canada Day Fireworks at Canada Place, July 1st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Nostalgia rules as Loverboy, Trooper headline this year’s SHOREFEST

Trooper.

Trooper.

Get ready for some classic rock at this year’s Celebration of Light. The annual fireworks competition features three stages of free music on English Bay and Sunset Beach over three nights, July 23, July 27, and July 30.

Presented by the radio station LG 104.3, the concerts showcase local and national talent at the LG 104.3 Stage at the Keg Lounge in English Bay and the Sunset Beach Stage at beautiful Sunset Beach. This year’s headliners include eighties Canadian rock bands Loverboy (“Turn Me Loose,” “Working for the Weekend”) and Trooper (“Raise a Little Hell,” “We’re Here for a Good Time”), as well as some newer artists.

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Nostalgia rules as Loverboy, Trooper headline this year’s SHOREFEST

Your Essential Bucket List for Summer in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Bun Lee | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

The summer in Vancouver seems to fly by with countless beach days, hiking adventures, and camping exploits. However, if you really want to make the most of the three sunniest months in the year this summer in Vancouver, you’ve gotta make yourself a bucket list.

Whether you’re just visiting or having a staycation, a summer bucket list can help motivate you to do a few things outside of your comfort zone – and hopefully have fun doing them!

To help you get started with your bucket list to tackle this summer in Vancouver, we’ve put together a few ideas. Try one, try them all, or use them to start a bucket list of your own… Here’s some ideas on what you can do to make this summer your most interesting one yet:

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Your Essential Bucket List for Summer in Vancouver

Experience the 2015 Celebration of Light Fireworks in Vancouver, July 25-Aug 1

Photo credit: Stefan Ritt | Wikipedia

Photo credit: Stefan Ritt | Wikipedia

An estimated 400,000 people (per night) are ready to descend on Vancouver’s English Bay for one of the most explosive parties of the summer.

The Honda Celebration of Light fireworks are back for their 25th instalment, this July 25-Aug. 1.  The unique fireworks competition sees three different national teams “face off” on separate nights for pyrotechnic supremacy.  This year, China lights up the sky on Saturday, July 25, followed by Brazil on Wednesday, July 29, and finally home team Canada on Saturday, Aug. 1.

While the nightly fireworks are the big draw, the party begins well before that. As part of Shorefest, there will be live music on the beach, starting at 2 p.m. on Sunset Beach and culminating with performances at 7:15 p.m. on English Bay. (Headliners this year include Plantinum blonde, Randy Bachman and Chilliwack.) Food trucks and the Stanley Park Brewing Bistro beer garden at Sunset Beach keep revellers well fed and hydrated throughout the day and into the evening. Continue reading:
Experience the 2015 Celebration of Light Fireworks in Vancouver, July 25-Aug 1

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