New Year’s Eve at Canada Place
For the first time in more than a decade, Vancouver will reinstate a yearly tradition by ringing in the New Year with a fully-inclusive and family-friendly countdown celebration to midnight. NYE VAN will be a free, public event that will include live music, multicultural programming and entertainment, and of course, fireworks! The event will utilize outdoor space at Canada Place and surrounding areas along Canada Place Way from Howe Street to Burrard Street.
Highlights of the inaugural NYE VAN celebration will include:
- Festival animation beginning at 6pm along Canada Place Way such as food carts, exhibits, roaming attractions and entertainment
- Stage performances on Canada Place Way from 6pm to midnight
- “Early Eve” Countdown Celebration designed for families at 9pm
- Midnight Countdown Celebration, culminating with a major high-aerial fireworks display launched from a barge in Coal Harbour
- Illuminated Sails of Light at Canada Place
Please note the fireworks cannot be seen from English Bay or Spanish Banks. Additionally, fireworks viewing capacity and sight lines on Jack Poole Plaza and Harbour Green Park will be severely restricted. Guests are recommended to view the fireworks along the north side or the east promenade of VCC west, then Canada Place way from Burrard all the way up to the stage, including the west plaza of Canada Place.
The event will be live broadcast by Global TV between 11pm and midnight and the fireworks soundtrack will be simulcast on 102.7 The PEAK for your enjoyment.
Please note: Due to the scale of the event, parking restrictions and street closures will be in effect as follows:
PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT:
- 800-900 Canada Place 16:00 Dec 30 to 12:00 Jan 1
- 200 Howe St 1600 Dec 30 to 12:00 Jan 1
- 1000 Canada Place – 08:00 Dec 31 to 01:00 Jan 1
- 200 Thurlow – 08:00 Dec 31 to 01:00 Jan 1
- 200 Burrard – 08:00 Dec 31 to 01:00 Jan 1
CLOSURES IN EFFECT:
- 800 – 900 Canada Place closure at 17:00 Dec 30
- 200 Howe St., VPD closing to all but local traffic 17:00 Dec 30
- 200 Burrard St., VPD closing to all but local traffic 17:00 Dec 31
- 1000 Canada Place – VPD will close at 17:00 Dec 31
- 200 Burrard – VPD will close at 17:00 Dec 31 – for local traffic only to 1000 Canada Place – parkade access
- 200 Thurlow – VPD will close at 17:00 Dec 31 – for local traffic only to 1000 Canada Place – valet/taxi
Local access to the hotels, parkades (999 and 1055 Canada Place Way) will be maintained during the event. The West end of the multi-way in front of Vancouver Convention Centre West will be maintained as a valet, taxi drop off and pick up loop with access from Thurlow Street for restaurants in the area.
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