Vancouver’s most anticipated spectacle will return to light up the skies above English Bay for the 27th year this summer.

Participating countries in the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light include Japan (July 29th), United Kingdom (August 2nd), and Canada (August 5th).

Each team will be represented by a fireworks production company from their own nation—AKARIYA Fireworks will represent Japan, Jubilee Fireworks for the United Kingdom, and Royal Pyrotechnie will be putting on the fireworks display for Canada.

In celebration of Canada’s 15oth birthday, each competing team will be required to incorporate an iconic Canadian song into their fireworks display.

Online voting has decided the three songs and they will be Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, The Tragically Hip’s Ahead By A Century, and Bryan Adams’ Summer of ‘69.

Want to avoid the crowds? Purchase a seat in a special viewing platforms and lounges, with the advance purchase of tickets.

Last modified: May 13, 2017

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