Canada will wrap up the Celebration of Light tonight, the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition.
Royal Pyrotechnie, a 6-time world champion team hailing from Quebec, will close off the festival with a highly anticipated performance, coinciding with our nation’s 150th birthday.
- Japan’s Dazzling Show Opens Celebration of Light (Photos)
- United Kingdom’s Jubilee Fireworks Leaves Crowds Speechless (Photos)
If you’ve attended a recent show, you’ve likely noticed each team strategically incorporates music into their visual presentation. Tonight, Team Canada will synchronize the iconic Canadian hit song Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams into their fireworks presentation.
Rain or shine, the fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. sharp from the barges located in English Bay. You can find the perfect viewing area for the show here. Given the large crowd of people expected, this etiquette guide on do’s and don’t’s might also come in handy.
It’s also important to note that road closures will be in place from 6:00pm in Kits Point and 7:00pm in the West End.
Given the festival overlaps with Pride Festivities in the downtown area, it’s recommended to plan ahead for an enjoyable night.
You can view performances by Japan and the United Kingdom below to see what Canada will be up against tonight: