Fireworks For All

I live in Vancouver, and we are currently enjoying our annual ‘Festival of Light’, 4 nights of fireworks every July. These fireworks take place in English Bay, which is a picturesque location. However it is somewhat secluded in my opinion, and the festival could be better enjoyed by many more people.

I’ve often asked this growing up: why don’t they just set the fireworks off the tallest building or landmark in the city? That way, the entire surrounding city could enjoy it, instead of being crammed into one area.

In Vancouver, that would mean setting the fireworks off at the Shang-Ri-La Hotel downtown. In the GVRD, perhaps one of the buildings near Metrotown. Maybe Grousse Mountain on the north shore would benefit everyone?

I believe Paris does this appropriately – igniting fireworks off of the Eiffel Tower so all of Paris can enjoy the show.

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