Free Waterfront Festival at 6:30 PM
Situated along Canada Place Way from Howe Street to Thurlow Street at Burrard Landing, Concord's New Year’s Eve Vancouver on December 31, 2016 is downtown Vancouver’s only waterfront celebration to ring in 2017.
It features free live musical entertainment, sponsor exhibitions, over 20 food trucks, live on-site broadcasts, a Family Fireworks display for families with young children, and a Midnight Countdown with spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour.
Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 80,000 people, making it Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event in terms of attendance.
This year's free event, kicking off at 6:30 pm until 12:10 am, is officially part of the federal government's Canada 150 festivities celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
Two fireworks shows, one spectacular night
9 PM family fireworks
If you have young children who sleep early, celebrating New Year's Eve at midnight can be challenging. Coinciding with the East Coast's midnight countdown, the Family Fireworks at Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver allows families with kids to enjoy and embrace the NYE events and atmosphere.
Family Fireworks consists of a countdown at 9 pm from the stages and concludes with a 5-minute-long burst of fireworks from the offshore barge.
For more information on the Family Fireworks, click here.
Vancouver will welcome 2017 in spectacular fashion with a high-aerial fireworks display, synchronized to music, launched from a barge in the middle of Coal Harbour. The pyrotechnic display begins at the stroke of midnight and lasts for approximately 10 minutes.
For more information on the Midnight Finale Fireworks, click here.
Premium fireworks viewing experiences
Four different ticketed experiences for a more optimal and comfortable viewing experience to both the 9 pm and midnight fireworks are being offered to revelers this New Year's Eve.
The RE/MAX Family Zone is located at the Canada Place pier and consists of an indoor activity area with family-friendly entertainment ranging from face painters to arcade games.
There is also an Outdoor Fireworks Viewing Zone along the north-facing seawall of the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre that provides the best and most direct 'front row' view of the fireworks.
Inside the West Ballrooms of the Vancouver Convention Centre's West Building, TRUE NORTH and TRUE NORTH VIP offers the city's biggest and best indoor party experience packed with concerts, DJs, and complimentary snacks along with both indoor and outdoor fireworks viewing options.
102.7 The PEAK Stage
Come down to the 102.7 The PEAK Stage at Canada Place Way for nearly six hours of free family-friendly performances. Programming starts at 6:30 pm and ends at midnight with the countdown to the fireworks marking the official arrival of the New Year.
The New Pornographers
Dine Alone Records Presents: Wintersleep
Full schedule of performances at 102.7 The PEAK Stage:
|6:30 p.m.||Show Stoppers|
|7:00 p.m.||Crystal Shawanda|
|7:45 p.m.||Special appearance by The Sheepdogs|
|8:20 p.m.||Isabelle Longnus|
|9:00 p.m.||Family Fireworks|
|9:05 p.m.||Tonye Aganaba|
|11:00 p.m.||The New Pornographers|
|12:00 a.m.||Midnight Fireworks Finalé|
93.7 JRfm Stage
New this year to Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver is a secondary free stage at Jack Poole Plaza showcasing some of Canada's best and up and coming country sensations.
Dine Alone Records Presents: Spencer Burton
Full schedule of performances at 93.7 JRfm Stage:
|7:00 p.m.||Show Stoppers|
|7:45 p.m.||Beamer Wigley|
|8:30 p.m.||Spencer Burton|
|9:30 p.m.||Dan Davidson|
|10:45 p.m.||Meghan Patrick|
TRUE NORTH Indoor Experience
The West Ballrooms of the Vancouver Convention Centre will be transformed into spaces that will host the best and biggest indoor New Year's Eve parties the city has to offer. TRUE NORTH is a partnership with BRANDLIVE, the producers of the Squamish Valley Music Festival, and will include a high calibre of live entertainment, headlined by The Sheepdogs, held inside the ballrooms.
Revelers will have the option to either watch the fireworks indoors through the large floor-to-ceiling glass windows or from outdoor Pacific Terrace plaza area (by the Digital Orca statue).
Dine Alone Records Presents: Sheepdogs
Dine Alone Records Presents: Humans
Dine Alone Records Presents: Yukon Blonde
Delhi 2 Dublin
A special performance by MEGHAN PATRICK
DJ Kevin Shui
DJ Andy Clockwork
Full schedule of performances at the True North Indoor Stage:
|9:00 p.m.||Early Eve Fireworks|
|9:05 p.m.||Meghan Patrick|
|9:55 p.m.||Yukon Blonde|
|11:00 p.m.||The Sheepdogs|
|12:00 a.m.||Midnight Fireworks Finalé|
|12:10 a.m.||Delhi 2 Dublin|