It was long overdue, but the lazy days of a sweltering summer have finally arrived, and just in time for our nation’s 141st birthday.
One of the city’s most anticipated Canada Day events is the second annual Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show, a 25-minute display set on two barges.
Prime viewing locations for the first barge are the West Vancouver seawall from Ambleside to Dundarave, the west side of the Stanley Park seawall and Kitsilano and Jericho beaches.
Prime viewing locations for the second barge include the east side of the Stanley Park seawall, Harbour View Park in North Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay. There is also ticketed seating at Canada Place, with proceeds going to the Strathcona Community centre Food Security for Children program.
From 2003 to 2006, the Canada Day fireworks went on a painfully noticeable hiatus prompted by a serious stabbing incident and issues with public disorder.
Another big attraction tomorrow will be the Yaletown Grand Prix, which will see hundreds of participants cycle along a course that covers Mainland, Helmcken, Hamilton, Davie, Homer and Nelson streets. Races range from 25 to 70 minutes, depending on category, and prizes range from $40 to $500.