Random Coal Harbour Fireworks in Vancouver


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 — 10:30pm PST
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What were those random Coal Harbour fireworks? It’s a question many take to social media to ask and they often get the same answer from the Vancouver Convention Centre, and me if they haven’t yet posted anything.


The random fireworks — random meaning they were not advertised and they’re not part of the Honda Celebration of Light — are usually attached to a convention, conference, or major private event at the convention centre. However, The Province reports that there are other ways to get a private, unpublicized fireworks show to happen:

…”If you happen to have the cash, say $25,000 to $50,000, BC Event Management can set up a pretty impressive fireworks display just for you — and whoever else happens to be in the neighbourhood, specifically Coal Harbour. The Vancouver-based company specializes in big events like opening ceremonies, gala banquets and openings — but it also serves as the agent for GFA Pyro, which was formerly Fiatlux.”

Fireworks in Coal Harbor
Photo credit: Bill Kwok on Flickr

These fireworks surprise locals, can be heard quiet clearly across the city, and playfully disrupt late nights with bursts of colour and curiosity. So the next time you see the reflections on glass buildings and hear the distinctive, repetitive booms, know that it’s a mining conference, union convention, or simply someone’s (big) birthday bash.

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3 comments

  1. RSM says:

    FYI – This show was not a GFA production. There are a couple other companies capable of providing this style display. Archangel Fireworks was the fireworks group behind this most recent show.

  2. @ RSM This post was published on May 13th, at the time that particular fireworks display was with the Vancouver Convention Centre. This post now serves and a general hub for those wondering what random fireworks could be taking place.

  3. Jane Burkart says:

    How is the public protected if they aren’t allowed to know who puts on event or when it occurs,then get no straight answers from City Hall or Port Authority. My pet was injured by the sudden unannounced noise eruption July 4th 2014 celebration, I’m getting stonewalled from all directions.I’m not allowed to know who caused the injury. The taxpayer is merely collateral damage, with nowhere to turn.. lesson learned the elite Liberal voting folks can party without the nasty hindrance of policing costs, garbage removal,which generate city tax revenue. While taxpaying residents are left with the noise pollution,and no recourse for liability claims. Seems fair.

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