Tens of thousands of people braved wet conditions for the 43rd annual Lunar New Year parade in Vancouver's Chinatown.
In recent years, the parade has seen as many as 100,000 people in attendance, however for 2016, the event didn't have the same kind of turnout.
"I think the rain might have some impact on the people," said Jun Ing, a parade organizer. "I'm hoping to have at least half or even more."
Those who did brave the rain saw more than 3,000 marchers on 76 teams make their way along a 1.3 kilometre route around Chinatown.
With his son on his shoulders, Brad Reine admitted his family was soaked but they maintained their high spirits.
"It's a Vancouver morning, nothing different," said the father.
"We weren't going to let it dampen our mood. We're here to have a good time."
Rain isn't stopping this group from performing. pic.twitter.com/ZHsrRN7zib— @cbcnewsbc
Politicians from all levels of government were on-hand to meet constituents and recognize the occasion.
It is a pleasure to be in Vancouver today celebrating Chinese New Year. Happiness, prosperity and longevity to all. pic.twitter.com/MU8VZ9c5bK— @ThomasMulcair