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Celebration of Light kicks off in Vancouver tonight, road closures start at 6 p.m.

Last Updated Jul 27, 2019 at 5:54 pm PDT

(Source: Twitter via @0EcomarinePaddle)
Summary

For the 29th Annual Celebration of Light Team India goes first, starting tonight at 10 p.m. 

The VPD is encouraging attendees to walk, bike or take transit in order to keep car traffic under control

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Beaches across Vancouver are filling up hours before tonight’s fireworks are set to start.

Paul Runnals, Executive Producer for the Honda Celebration of Lights says if you’re hoping for a good viewing spot, you should already be heading to the beach.

“It’s already getting busy,” he says “People really need to plan ahead and think of ways to come down here without using their car whether it’s transit or biking or walking.,”

After 7 p.m., Davie, Denman and Beach Avenue will be closed in the West End, and access roads to Kits Point will be closed starting at 6 p.m.

Details of the road closures are available from the City of Vancouver. 

Hundreds of thousands are expected to flood the English Bay area. Second Beach and Vanier Park are also good spots to catch the show.

RELATED: Ask the Chief: Transit Police prepare for crowds ahead of Celebration of Light

Police in Vancouver are asking people to have a plan in case they get separated from friends and family. A tweet from the VPD account says if you do need help, ask an officer.

The VPD is encouraging attendees to walk, bike or take transit in order to keep car traffic under control.

Team Canada will do its fireworks display on July 31, and Croatia on August 3.