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YVR Observation Deck at the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:40am PDT
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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:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win #YVRObservationDeck tickets for the @CelebofLight from @Miss604

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!

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  1. Jason says:

    I would LOVE to win!!

  2. Chris Belcourt says:

    Heres to hoping!

  3. Lindsay says:

    Would love to win!

  4. Randy Walberg says:

    Love us some fireworks!

  5. Tracey Leighton says:

    I’d love to go!

  6. Mydhili Furtado says:

    I would love to go and see the fireworks again.

  7. christophe says:

    Me me me!

  8. Jason says:

    This is fantastic

  9. Gabriel says:

    Great event to attend!

  10. Greg says:

    Sounds awesome!

  11. jan says:

    very cool – haven’t gone before

  12. Kathleen Thom says:

    I would love to win!

  13. Amy says:

    Me please!

  14. Brenda says:

    I would love to win!

  15. Ana says:

    This would be an awesome place for the family!

  16. Kelly says:

    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. Kong says:

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

  18. Ting says:

    This would be the best birthday gift ever!

  19. Victoria chan says:

    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 Sicuro says:

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

  21. Yasuko says:

    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. Vicki says:

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

  23. Lauren says:

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

  24. Tom Lyle says:

    I love Vancouver!

  25. Joon kim says:


  26. Christine W says:

    I would so love to win this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Kam says:

    My wife and I would love this!!!

  28. L.M.S says:

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

  29. luc says:

    I’m already on fire!

  30. Susan says:

    We’ve never been to the fireworks before!

  31. linda says:

    It’s going to be spectacular display!

  32. Stephanie says:

    Love fireworks every year!

  33. Paula Rasmussen says:

    Would make a magical long overdue date night with my husband

  34. Angela says:

    I would LOVE to go to this!!!

  35. Angela says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  36. Faye says:

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

  37. Greg L says:


  38. Steve Vanderwoerd says:


  39. Lindsay says:

    Me please!

  40. wen says:

    Wowzer! Looking forward to the fireworks!

  41. Shannon says:

    Great prize!!

  42. Scott says:

    looking forward to the fireworks this year!

  43. adam says:

    fingers crossed

  44. Ariel C says:

    love fireworks!

  45. Tania says:

    Iโ€™d love to go!

  46. Rino says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  47. mike k says:

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

  48. Harold says:

    Want big time.

  49. Amy says:

    This would be so fun; thanks for the giveaway!

  50. monique says:

    would love to win this

  51. Peter Khoo says:

    This sounds like a fun night out!

  52. Fingers crossed. Thanks

  53. Parnian says:

    Ooh me me me!

  54. bjh says:

    Would love to watch from these seats!

  55. Phyllis says:

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

  56. Melissa Bedasee says:

    Pleeeeease. Just moved here.

  57. Renfrew says:

    A beautiful event in a beautiful city.

  58. Jae says:

    Awesome event

  59. Vicky says:

    Fingers crossed!

  60. June says:

    I would love to attend this awesome event!

  61. Bonnie R says:

    This would be so fun!

  62. Lorena says:

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

  63. Tram says:

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

  64. Thien says:

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

  65. Jessica says:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Jen says:

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

  67. Megan says:

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

  68. Catherine says:

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

  69. Keeleyhodge Hodge says:

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

  70. Rebecca says:

    This sounds like an amazing experience.

  71. Melissa Pedreira says:

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

  72. Jenny Chung says:

    Sounds cool! Would love to take my sister ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Alecia L says:

    Sounds like fun!

  74. Amy says:

    Winning these tickets would be awesome!!

  75. Chere Croteau says:

    Awesome prize!

  76. Holly says:

    Sounds like a great first date.

  77. Dilara says:

    Would love this!

  78. Jeff says:

    Yes please

  79. adam says:

    Sounds great!

  80. Kim says:

    Would love to win this

  81. Cheuk says:


  82. Caroline says:


  83. Andy C. says:

    Sounds great, looks great too!

  84. Donald says:

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

  85. Jason B says:

    Love the fireworks never been to the Observation Deck…

  86. Peter Chun says:

    If I win I’ll take my staff.

  87. Chista says:

    would love to win!

  88. Gary says:

    Would be a great date.

  89. Ana says:

    Good luck everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Eileen says:

    I love watching the fireworks every year!

  91. Kevin says:

    Hopefully the weather cooperates for this!

  92. Laura says:

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

  93. Maryanne says:

    So much fun!

  94. denise says:

    My hubby and I would love to watch the fireworks.

  95. Rachel Exley says:

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

  96. Ana says:

    This is a great prize! Good luck everyone!

  97. Giulietta says:

    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!!

  98. Samantha says:

    can’t wait for the fireworks!~

  99. Kelly says:

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

  100. Kulvir says:

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

  101. Nance Bass says:

    … another great opportunity to view this spectacular event.

  102. Pick me!! Would love to take my newly imported boyfriend to the fireworks in style ๐Ÿ˜‰

  103. Nicole-Ann Poitras says:

    What a prize! Would be excited to win this!

  104. Niki says:

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

  105. Janet Holton says:

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

  106. Steph says:

    Pick me!

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