Honda Celebration of Light 2013


Photo credit: Coast and Mountain Photography

Photo credit: Coast and Mountain Photography

July 27, July 31, and August 3 will once again see the night skies above Vancouver’s English Bay dazzle with fireworks, while delighting hundreds of thousands of spectators, as three nations challenge for 2013’s Honda Celebration of Light championship!  All shows begin at 10PM. 
2013 marks the 23rd year of this international fireworks competition; this year featuring teams from the United Kingdom, Thailand, and our own local favourites Canada!
And there is more than just fireworks at the Honda Celebration of Light. Check out the festival home page for more on live music, an airshow, and more!
The Celebration of Light is Vancouver’s largest annual event, and is also one of the largest fireworks competitions in the world. Crowds of 400,000 spectators have been recorded lining the beaches around English Bay for a single evening’s show!
Access to the West End is limited on fireworks nights, so it is advisable to walk to the event. It is an easy walk from this hotel to the main staging area, and it is wise to pack water, a blanket, some snacks, and leave early to secure a good spot on the beach to best view this pyrotechnic spectacular! Use the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville in downtown Vancouver as your jumping off point to a summer’s evening of fun and entertainment at the Honda Celebration of Light!

  We are always sold out on fireworks nights, as our close proximity to English Bay makes us a favourite hotel for fans of this outstanding festival. We are only a short walk to the best vantage points along the beaches of English Bay, and with our casual fine-dining Edge Social Grille and Lounge open for your pre-fireworks dinner, we are certainly a great place to begin your night before you join the crowds migrating to the beaches of English Bay. 

Book your room early to avoid disappointment.  For more on what’s happening in downtown Vancouver, see our events page.  

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