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Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Premium Venues

Celebration of Light Fireworks

The Honda Celebration of Light is one of the biggest and most amazing events in Vancouver. You can enjoy the fireworks in style at one of its exclusive venues.

Hundreds of thousands of people attend the three nights of the event each year. English Bay Beach is the best place to watch the fireworks from, but it’s crazy crowded. For folk wanting to pamper themselves, the absolute best places to enjoy the shows from are the English Bay Grandstand, Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, and Scotiabank Lounge. If you can watch from one of these locations, you won’t be disappointed!

 


For tickets and full details about the event’s official ticketed venues, see the Honda Celebration of Light‘s website.


 

Ticketed Events for the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival

The Honda Celebration of Light is a massive fireworks festival that takes place over English Bay. The dates for this year’s festival are July 23rd, 27th and 30th.

The festival functions as a fireworks competition and a pyrotechnic company from a different country performs a show on each of the three nights. In 2022 the participating companies are Akariya Fireworks from Japan, Midnight Sun Fireworks from Canada and Pirotecnia Zaragozana from Spain.

To learn more about the festival itself, check out our article about the Honda Celebration of Light or visit hondacelebrationoflight.com. For details about some of the most comfortable and exclusive places to watch the fireworks, continue reading below.

 

Ticketed Venues for the 2022 Festival

There are many places from which you can watch the fireworks as they are massive displays that can be seen from a long distance. For those who want more of a VIP treatment there are a few venues that offer ticketed events on the nights of the festival. They are the English Bay Grandstand, Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk and Scotiabank Lounge. All three are amazing and well worth the price!

 

English Bay Grandstand

As the name implies, this section of seating is located just off the beach at English Bay. While large crowds of people gather on and around the beach itself, the Grandstand provides reserved seating that is elevated for better sightlines of the fireworks. The section is open for those of all ages. The venue has a liquor license with a small alcohol-free zone that is available upon request.

The Grandstand opens at 6:30 pm on each of the event dates. Tickets start at around $50 to $55 (plus online fees). Along with the ability to reserve your seats, patrons also have reserved washrooms meaning much shorter lineups compared to the majority of those at the beach. Above the Grandstand there are private cabanas that can be rented as well.

To buy tickets for this venue see the Celebration of Light website.

 

Grandstand at English Bay
The Grandstand at English Bay

 

Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk

Concord Lounge is even closer to the water than the Grandstand. It’s set up around the large Inukshuk installation overlooking English Bay. In addition to providing a place to watch the fireworks from very close range, admission to the Concord Lounge includes a meal, two drinks and access to a private bar for those who want to enjoy more.

Tickets here range from about $190 for regular admission and around $230 for those who want to reserve specific tables (including online fees). Tickets for children cost about $116. Like the Grandstand, the lounge opens at 6:30 pm on event nights and has its own private washrooms. There is also live music accompanying the fireworks show.

To buy tickets for this venue see the Celebration of Light website.

 

The Concord Lounge at English Bay
Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk

 

Scotiabank Lounge

The third and final ticketed venue for the 2022 Honda Celebration of Light is the Scotiabank Lounge which is located on the roof of the English Bay Bathhouse. Set a little bit further back from the water, the elevation of the lounge gives it a clear view of the fireworks as they blast off into the sky.

Unlike the other two venues mentioned, the Scotiabank Lounge is for folks ages 19+. Admission comes with two complimentary drinks as well as hors d’oeuvres provided by the Stanley Park Brew Pub. As is the case with the other venues, the lounge opens at 6:30 pm and has its own washrooms. There is also live music there as well. Tickets start at around $160 for general admission and $220 for reserved tables (including online fees).

To buy tickets for this venue see the Celebration of Light website.

 

Celebration of Light Lounge at the Inukshuk
Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk

 

Fireworks Video

To give you a really good idea of what the fireworks look like, especially as viewed from the Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, check out the video below.

As you’ll see in the video, the premium venue from where this video was taken is beautiful! It’s not crowded and it has exceptional views. Guests there also get a delicious dinner and comfortable seating. They are also the only people who get the absolute best view of the fireworks behind the silhouette of Vancouver’s world-famous Inukshuk.

 

 

Other Information

For more information about the fireworks event and its premium venues, visit the Honda Celebration of Light website.

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