Celebration of Light fireworks 2014: Schedule, closures and transit info
WATCH ABOVE: The full show from Team France
VANCOUVER – Hundreds of thousands are expected to head into downtown Vancouver for three nights of the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks.
There will be three shows in all – Saturday, July 26, Wednesday, July 30, and Saturday, August 2. The show starts at 10 p.m. and lasts about 25 minutes.
Team USA is up first, followed by France and then Japan.
WATCH: The full show from Team USA
Police say they will be keeping a close eye on all of the crowds and a series of road closures will be in effect.
Access into the West End will be restricted from 7:30 p.m. and into Kits Point starting at 6 p.m.
Spectators are encouraged to take public transit to the event as parking is limited.
— Stephane Mouttet (@StephaneMouttet) July 26, 2014
Translink is providing extended service for the fireworks crowds to make sure everyone gets home safely.
They have also provided details on the disruptions to buses due to the fireworks:
The following detours will apply
005 Robson: Regular route to Robson & Denman then via Denman, Georgia, Pender, Homer, Hastings, Richards.
005 Downtown: Starting from Denman & Robson, via Denman, Georgia, Pender, Regular route. 005 Robson/Downtown map
006 Davie: Regular route to Davie & Thurlow then via Thurlow, Pacific, Seymour, Cordova, Richards.
006 Downtown: Starting from Seymour & Davie, then via Seymour, Regular route.
C21 Beach/Yaletown: Regular route to Pacific & Hornby then via Hornby, Pacific then regular route as C21 Yaletown. No Service west of Hornby. C21 Beach/Yaletown map
C23 Davie/Main: Regular route to Davie & Thurlow then via Thurlow, Pacific, Hornby, Davie then regular route as C23 Main. No Service west of Thurlow. C23 Davie/Main map
Effective: Saturday July 26, Wednesday July 30, and Saturday August 2 from 9pm-11:30pm (approximately)
022 Macdonald: Regular route to Burrard & Davie then via Davie, Howe, Granville Bridge, 4 Ave, Macdonald then regular route. 022 Macdonald map
022 Knight: Regular route to Macdonald & 4Ave then via 4 Ave, Hemlock, 5th Ave, Granville Bridge, Davie, Burrard then regular route. 022 Knight map
Effective: Sat July 26, Wed July 30, and Sat August 02 from 6pm-2am.
002,005,022,N22 Stop 50043 Burrard Stn Bay#1 Southbound at Burrard and Dunsmuir is temporarily discontinued & moved to the otherside (north) of Dunsmuir on Burrard during the Honda Celebration of Lights event nights.
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