Vancouver is known for its year-round charm and scenic beauty. New Year's Eve in this city is far more than just a countdown to midnight. Here, you will experience celebrations for the whole family, from a boat cruise with fireworks as the background to late-night parties. Even though winter is a non-touristic season in Vancouver, there are always more visitors during New Year's.
On December 31, the countdown celebration will be taken to Concord Pacific Place and East False Creek—the harbor area between the Science World at TELUS World of Science and Cambie Street Bridge. At the new spot, festivities will evolve into a dazzling show of fireworks using numerous fireworks barges, setting it apart from Concord’s New Year Eve’s previous fireworks at Coal Harbor and other fireworks events around the city. The new location is also blessed with a fascinating backdrop of famous landmarks such as Science World and BC Place Stadium.
Moreover, the exterior lighting displays of buildings such as Science World and Concord Pacific Place areas will be synchronized with the fireworks. Other special effects and activations will add to the enthralling annual experience that is to come.
Visiting Vancouver for New Year's means that you should expect cold, rain, and short days, but the weather is not as cold as in other parts of Canada. Even though the snow is rare here, dress in layers anyway.