The celebrations will be happening in rain, snow or shine and we’re prepared for all weather conditions with indoor ticketed areas and free outdoor programming. Revellers are strongly advised to take public transit to reach the celebrations in downtown Vancouver. We’re looking forward to a family-friendly, safe and fun celebration tonight!

9 PM Family Fireworks

Celebrating Concord's New Year's Eve with young children, who are prone to dozing off early in the evening, can be a challenge. That is why Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver will include a Family Fireworks celebration option, an early countdown event that coincides with the East Coast's midnight countdown.

Families with children can celebrate Family Fireworks, which includes a 5-minute-long burst of fireworks from the offshore barge in the middle of Coal Harbour beginning at 9 pm.

Midnight Fireworks

Fireworks will erupt from a barge over Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver at the stroke of midnight to properly mark the arrival of 2017 on the West Coast.

The spectacular high-aerial 10-minute pyrotechnics display will be synchronized to music. A countdown to midnight will precede the fireworks.

Fireworks Viewing Locations

Download the 2017 Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver Fireworks Festival Map (PDF)

The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the middle of Coal Harbour just west of the Canada Place pier and north of the Vancouver Convention Centre's West Building.

While free community viewing areas are also available, the best viewing locations for both fireworks shows at 9 pm and midnight are Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver's ticketed Premium Fireworks Viewing Experiences.

RE/MAX Family Zone at Canada Place - SOLD OUT

The RE/MAX Family Zone is ideal for families with young children, offering indoor washrooms and both an indoor family fun activity area within the ballrooms at Canada Place and an outdoor fireworks viewing area along the West Promenade of the Canada Place pier.

Outdoor Fireworks Viewing Zone at the Vancouver Convention Centre's North Seawall

The Outdoor Fireworks Viewing Zone provides revellers with the closest and most optimal view of both fireworks shows; the fireworks barge is strategically positioned to provide the North Seawall of the Vancouver Convention Centre's West Building with the best sight lines. Consider this the front row fireworks experience, without having to wait and save your space for hours. Click here for tickets.

TRUE NORTH Indoor Party at the Vancouver Convention Centre

TRUE NORTH is Vancouver's biggest and best indoor NYE party. Running from 8 pm until the early morning hours of January 1, it is the only indoor NYE party in the city with a high-calibre band and DJ lineup and the only indoor NYE party with a close-up, direct view of the fireworks.

Revellers at TRUE NORTH can either watch the fireworks indoors through the 3-storey-high windows of the convention centre or outdoors from the ticket holder-only Pacific Terrace area. Complimentary snacks are included, and food and beverages are also available for purchase. Please note that this is a 19+ event. Click here for tickets.

TRUE NORTH VIP EXPERIENCE at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Along with everything offered by the TRUE NORTH Indoor Party, VIP ticket holders at TRUE NORTH will also have access to complimentary premium snacks, complimentary champagne at midnight, access to a VIP-only lounge, and VIP-only washrooms with luxury amenities and attendants. VIP attendees will be able to watch the fireworks from either a VIP-only covered outdoor terrace or a VIP-only indoor area through large floor-to-ceiling windows. This is a 19+ only event. Click here for tickets.

Free community viewing locations

  1. Vancouver Convention Centre East Plaza
  2. Coal Harbour Seawall
  3. Stanley Park Seawall facing Coal Harbour between the Rowing Club and 9 O'Clock Gun

Important: Please note the fireworks are not viewable from English Bay, False Creek, and Kitsilano.

Radio Simulcast

The countdown to the stroke of midnight and the midnight fireworks are best experienced with synchronized music. Listen to the live radio simulcast of the fireworks soundtrack on 102.7 The PEAK FM or 93.7 JRfm.

Live Broadcast: 'Happy News Year' With Global BC

Celebrate the New Year with Global BC! Join Global News Hour at 6 pm and again at 11 pm for an hour-long special of Global News with anchors Chris Gailus & Sophie Lui, Meteorologist Kristi Gordon and Sports Anchor Squire Barnes broadcasting LIVE on-location at Canada Place Way as we ring in the New Year at Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver.

While on site, don't forget to take your snapshot behind the Global BC news desk.

In addition to the live broadcast, Global BC and BC 1 will be broadcasting and streaming LIVE online at the 9 pm Family Fireworks and the Midnight Fireworks.