The Competitors Have Been Announced for This Year’s Honda Celebration of Light!

photo: The 2016 Celebration of Light | Seaside Signs / Flickr

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It’s an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of people to the shores of English Bay in Downtown Vancouver’s West End and this year is expected to be no different.

Organizers of the annual Celebration of Light have announced this summer’s line-up. Continue reading:
The Competitors Have Been Announced for This Year’s Honda Celebration of Light!

12 Spots to watch the Celebration of Light in Vancouver

photo: Colin Knowles / Flickr

photo: Colin Knowles / Flickr

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Vancouver is never more alive than it is during the summer, and the yearly-anticipated Celebration of Light plays a big part in bringing some of that lively magic to the city! The fireworks show takes place every July in Vancouver over 3 nights and these are some of the best viewing points to experience the fun whether it’s on your own, with your partner, or in the company of family and friends!

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12 Spots to watch the Celebration of Light in Vancouver

Italian buffet, fireworks and craft beer – take a cruise in Vancouver this summer

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Ahoy ye landlubbers! If you haven’t been out on the water yet this summer, there’s still plenty of opportunity. From live music and Italian buffet to the fireworks to local craft beer, there’s plenty happening on Vancouver cruise ships this summer. Here are a few choices.

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Italian buffet, fireworks and craft beer – take a cruise in Vancouver this summer

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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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

Vancouver Fireworks Schedule Announced for Summer of 2015

Vancouver fireworks schedule 2015

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Not only is the Honda Celebration of Light the biggest event of the summer, it’s also BC’s biggest outdoor event that is free to watch! 2015 is the 25th year that the fireworks have been lighting up English Bay and to celebrate, this year is going to be huge.

The details of the 2015 Vancouver Fireworks Celebration of Light were announced recently, and this year Canada is coming back to enter the competition. In addition, along with the firework show, there will also be live performances, an Urban Adventure seawall challenge, and two new areas for prime viewing opportunities.

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Vancouver Fireworks Schedule Announced for Summer of 2015