HSBC Celebration of Light Fireworks in Canada
Started in 1990, the HSBC Celebration of Light (Formerly known as Benson & Hedges Symphony of Fire) has been entertaining the people of Vancouver and indeed visitors from all around the world.
The celebration of Light is one of the favorite fireworks displays in Canada and is one of the most prestigious pyro musical events on the international calendar, attracting professional pyrotechnicians from across the globe.
This is an incredibly exciting pyro-musical competition as it has become a showcase where it is possible to see new designs, effects, techniques and materials as the competitors vie for the coveted crown.
Location: English Bay, Vancouver
Start time: 10:00 p.m. rain or shine
Best viewing points: English Bay, Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Jericho Beach.
The event is free to watch from public parks and beaches.
Music simulcast begins at 10:00 p.m. on radio station SHORE 104fm.
Estimated annual attendance: 1.4 million people.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 – Canada Night
Saturday, July 25, 2009 – S. Africa Night
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 – UK Night
Saturday, August 1, 2009 – China Night
Vancouver is a great venue for this event. A warm and friendly citizenship make for a great atmosphere and there is plenty to see and do in the city besides the fireworks.
If you are able to be in Canada this July 29th don't miss out on UK Night, where the UK will show off its prowess in the skies. Hope to see you there.