YVR Observation Deck at the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks

Comments 108 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks are a summertime staple in Vancouver, where you can enjoy the spectacle of the longest running offshore fireworks competition in the world at twilight on the shores of English Bay — along with almost half a million others. This year, the YVR Observation Deck gives families a fun and safe option for fireworks viewing, with reserved seating, access to washrooms, food service, simulcast music, and more.

YVR Observation Deck

at the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks


Visitors will have a premium experience in a family friendly, all-ages setting. A cash bar will be available, but you can also request to be seated in the alcohol-free zone.

July 23, 2016 Royal Fireworks, representing Netherlands
July 27, 2016 Howard’s Fireworks, representing Australia
July 30, 2016 Walt Disney Entertainment, representing United States

The YVR Observation DeckYVR Observation Deck opens at 6:30pm each of those nights. Limited tickets remain for $49 (plus tax and ticket outlet fees) for each of the three nights.


Other ticketed viewing options include the Inukshuk Lounge and the Keg Lounge. Be sure to also check out the sounds of SHOREfest concerts when you head down for the festivities.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away for the YVR Observation Deck on Saturday, July 23rd (Netherlands). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win #YVRObservationDeck tickets for the @CelebofLight from @Miss604 http://bit.ly/29VFoVc

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Follow the Honda Celebration of Light on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Update The winner is @dineoutwithdee!

108 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. JasonThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:47am PDT

    I would LOVE to win!!

  2. Chris BelcourtThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:49am PDT

    Heres to hoping!

  3. LindsayThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:52am PDT

    Would love to win!

  4. Randy WalbergThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:56am PDT

    Love us some fireworks!

  5. Tracey LeightonThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:57am PDT

    I’d love to go!

  6. Mydhili FurtadoThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 11:02am PDT

    I would love to go and see the fireworks again.

  7. christopheThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 11:21am PDT

    Me me me!

  8. JasonThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 12:11pm PDT

    This is fantastic

  9. GabrielThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 1:23pm PDT

    Great event to attend!

  10. GregThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 1:30pm PDT

    Sounds awesome!

  11. janThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 1:47pm PDT

    very cool – haven’t gone before

  12. Kathleen ThomThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 2:01pm PDT

    I would love to win!

  13. AmyThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 2:46pm PDT

    Me please!

  14. BrendaThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 2:50pm PDT

    I would love to win!

  15. AnaThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 2:54pm PDT

    This would be an awesome place for the family!

  16. KellyThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 3:37pm PDT

    Love watching the fireworks every year! It would be lovely to get the chance to see it from the YVR Observation Deck with the family!

  17. Janet Y.J. KongThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 3:41pm PDT

    Would love to watch the fireworks and not have to fight for a spot! lol

  18. TingThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 8:35pm PDT

    This would be the best birthday gift ever!

  19. Victoria chanThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 8:36pm PDT

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

    I haven’t been to the fireworks in so long and it would be awesome to be able to view it from the Yvr observation deck… Especially since I’m 7 months pregnant!

  20. Cassandra SicuroThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 8:39pm PDT

    It would be awesome to win the tickets and take my Family to watch the fireworks!!!

  21. YasukoThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 8:42pm PDT

    I really love to go and July 22nd is my birthday (I know not on 23rd but) so I want to cerebrate it there

  22. VickiThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 8:56pm PDT

    A wonderful way to enjoy the Fireworks!! My family would be over the moon if we should win!!

  23. LaurenThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 9:00pm PDT

    I love the Celebration of Light! It was our first date!

  24. Tom LyleThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 9:00pm PDT

    I love Vancouver!

  25. Joon kimThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 9:04pm PDT


  26. Christine WThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 9:11pm PDT

    I would so love to win this! 🙂

  27. KamThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:01pm PDT

    My wife and I would love this!!!

  28. L.M.SThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:03pm PDT

    I’ve never seen the fireworks up close so this would be awesome!

  29. lucThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:08pm PDT

    I’m already on fire!

  30. SusanThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:37pm PDT

    We’ve never been to the fireworks before!

  31. lindaThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:41pm PDT

    It’s going to be spectacular display!

  32. StephanieThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:53pm PDT

    Love fireworks every year!

  33. Paula RasmussenThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 11:19pm PDT

    Would make a magical long overdue date night with my husband

  34. bobThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 11:20pm PDT


  35. AngelaThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 11:34pm PDT

    I would LOVE to go to this!!!

  36. AngelaThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 11:36pm PDT

    This sounds wonderful!

  37. FayeFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 1:25am PDT

    What’s summer without some spectacular fireworks?!!!

  38. Greg LFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 2:02am PDT


  39. Steve VanderwoerdFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 7:02am PDT


  40. JudyFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 8:20am PDT


  41. LindsayFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 8:50am PDT

    Me please!

  42. wenFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 9:02am PDT

    Wowzer! Looking forward to the fireworks!

  43. ShannonFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 10:20am PDT

    Great prize!!

  44. ScottFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 10:20am PDT

    looking forward to the fireworks this year!

  45. adamFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 10:27am PDT

    fingers crossed

  46. Ariel CFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 10:29am PDT

    love fireworks!

  47. TaniaFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 10:33am PDT

    I’d love to go!

  48. RinoFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 10:34am PDT

    This sounds wonderful!

  49. mike kFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 11:03am PDT

    i would love to go and experience the fireworks at the YVR observation deck, please pick me

  50. HaroldFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 12:35pm PDT

    Want big time.

  51. AmyFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 1:01pm PDT

    This would be so fun; thanks for the giveaway!

  52. moniqueFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 1:45pm PDT

    would love to win this

  53. Peter KhooFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 1:49pm PDT

    This sounds like a fun night out!

  54. Lewis MorrisonFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 2:00pm PDT

    Fingers crossed. Thanks

  55. ParnianFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 3:45pm PDT

    Ooh me me me!

  56. bjhFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 7:53pm PDT

    Would love to watch from these seats!

  57. PhyllisFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 8:01pm PDT

    Would be great to watch the fireworks to celebrate my birthday.

  58. Melissa BedaseeFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 8:32pm PDT

    Pleeeeease. Just moved here.

  59. RenfrewSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 7:21am PDT

    A beautiful event in a beautiful city.

  60. JaeSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 7:53am PDT

    Awesome event

  61. VickySaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 9:22am PDT

    Fingers crossed!

  62. JuneSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 10:24am PDT

    I would love to attend this awesome event!

  63. Bonnie RSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:00am PDT

    This would be so fun!

  64. LorenaSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:05am PDT

    This sounds like the most comfy and enjoyable way to be in a crowd!

  65. TramSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:07am PDT

    This would a great event to attend! Hope to win these seats!!

  66. ThienSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:09am PDT

    Would love to win these seats to watch a great event!

  67. JessicaSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:16am PDT

    Would love to go to this and have such an amazing view! I’ve never been able to catch any Canada Day fireworks (which is also my birthday), and I miss all of the 4th of July ones (I’m an American, but I’m a resident of BC) – I miss ALL of the fireworks! ::crosses fingers:: I don’t miss this event this year! 🙂

  68. JenSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:39am PDT

    This would be a great way to experience the fireworks! Haven’t been to Celebration of Light in years.

  69. MeganSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:46am PDT

    What a fanatic way to celebrate! I would love to win this.

  70. CatherineSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:48am PDT

    Love the food trucks and the fireworks are pretty cool too!

  71. Keeleyhodge HodgeSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:49am PDT

    Wow what a way to spend my birthday! ????

  72. RebeccaSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 2:00pm PDT

    This sounds like an amazing experience.

  73. Melissa PedreiraSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 3:35pm PDT

    I would love to take my family to watch the fireworks in Vancouver for the very first time!!!

  74. Jenny ChungSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 4:05pm PDT

    Sounds cool! Would love to take my sister 🙂

  75. Alecia LSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 4:56pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  76. AmySaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 6:29pm PDT

    Winning these tickets would be awesome!!

  77. Chere CroteauSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 8:00pm PDT

    Awesome prize!

  78. HollySunday, July 17th, 2016 — 1:11am PDT

    Sounds like a great first date.

  79. DilaraSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 1:46am PDT

    Would love this!

  80. JeffSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 7:11am PDT

    Yes please

  81. adamSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 8:17am PDT

    Sounds great!

  82. KimSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 9:33am PDT

    Would love to win this

  83. CheukSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 9:35am PDT


  84. CarolineSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 8:04pm PDT


  85. Andy C.Monday, July 18th, 2016 — 2:22am PDT

    Sounds great, looks great too!

  86. DonaldMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 12:37pm PDT

    Looking forward to seeing the new countries for this years fireworks.

  87. Jason BMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 12:49pm PDT

    Love the fireworks never been to the Observation Deck…

  88. Peter ChunMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 2:29pm PDT

    If I win I’ll take my staff.

  89. ChistaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 2:41pm PDT

    would love to win!

  90. GaryMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 2:47pm PDT

    Would be a great date.

  91. AnaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 5:16pm PDT

    Good luck everyone! 🙂

  92. EileenMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 10:53pm PDT

    I love watching the fireworks every year!

  93. KevinTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 6:55am PDT

    Hopefully the weather cooperates for this!

  94. LauraTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 9:53am PDT

    This sounds like such a great festival! I’m looking forward to attending this year for my first time. Can’t wait!!

  95. MaryanneTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 11:56am PDT

    So much fun!

  96. deniseTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 12:26pm PDT

    My hubby and I would love to watch the fireworks.

  97. Rachel ExleyTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 12:48pm PDT

    Would love to win this – haven’t been to Vancouver fireworks in a while.

  98. AnaTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 1:42pm PDT

    This is a great prize! Good luck everyone!

  99. GiuliettaTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 2:18pm PDT

    I would love to win this!! My boyfriend and I are going on a day trip to Vancouver to catch some Pokemon and this would be an amazing way to end the night!!

  100. SamanthaTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 2:27pm PDT

    can’t wait for the fireworks!~

  101. KellyTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 2:31pm PDT

    I haven’t been to the fireworks for 3 years, would love to win

  102. KulvirTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 5:00pm PDT

    Love the fireworks – would be very cool to win!!

  103. Nance BassWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 7:58am PDT

    … another great opportunity to view this spectacular event.

  104. Claus GurumetaWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 10:29am PDT

    Pick me!! Would love to take my newly imported boyfriend to the fireworks in style 😉

  105. Nicole-Ann PoitrasWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 10:48am PDT

    What a prize! Would be excited to win this!

  106. NikiWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 10:57am PDT

    Thanks for the chance & Good luck to All!! Off to post on Twitter! ?

  107. Janet HoltonWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 12:13pm PDT

    I would absolutely love to win these tickets!!!!!! Pick me!!

  108. StephThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 6:27pm PDT

    Pick me!

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