June 4, 2023

Revelers heading to Canada Place to have fun Canada Day is not going to take part in fireworks this 12 months or every other 12 months.

The Port of Vancouver, which is co-hosting town’s Canada Day competition with the federal authorities, has confirmed that the choice to not host a screening in 2022 is everlasting.

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July 1st Celebration Returns to Canada Place

It has been practically 4 years since a pyrotechnic present lit up Coal Harbor to commemorate the founding of recent Canada.

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The festivals had been canceled in 2020 and 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of restrictions on mass gatherings.

Though the Canada Day occasion returned in 2022, Port of Vancouver spokesman Alex Munro stated the group determined to cancel the present “primarily as a result of rising prices.”

The 2023 occasion will focus extra on daytime actions and proceed with a brand new theme launched in 2022, which Munro known as a “enormous success” with an estimated 150,000 attendance.

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Canada Day 2022 celebrates reality and reconciliation

“Final 12 months, we additionally determined to take our July 1st occasion at Canada Place in a brand new route, following nationwide conversations about how greatest to have fun Canada Day in gentle of the tragic findings at boarding faculties,” Munro stated.

“The occasion has been renamed Canada Collectively and is deliberate along side representatives from the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations underneath the theme of ‘weaving the material of the nation’.

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This system of occasions for the 2023 festivals has not but been printed.

Locals seeking to see the fireworks will nonetheless be capable of head to Surrey, the place a Canada Day competition headlined by Damaged Social Scene and Crown Lands is scheduled at Invoice Reid’s Millennium Amphitheatre.

Fireworks at this occasion will start at 22:15, and the show is scheduled for 22:15 on July 1.

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