Canada Place fireworks discontinued due to rising costs

May 26, 2023

After careful consideration, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority decided in 2022 to permanently discontinue the evening fireworks display for July 1 at Canada Place primarily due to rising costs.

The port authority also decided last year to take the July 1 event at Canada Place in a new direction, following national conversations about how to best celebrate Canada Day in light of the tragic findings at residential schools. The event was re-named Canada Together and is planned collaboratively with representatives from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations under the theme of “weaving together the fabric of a nation”. It was a huge success in 2022, attracting an estimated 150,000 people.

The port authority looks forward to welcoming everyone back in 2023 under the same theme—chosen to honour Canada’s diversity and set an intention for the day to gather, celebrate, learn and share.