If you passed by the local watering holes today in Vancouver, you were probably greeted by a sea of green.

Packed pubs

St Patrick's Day

Shane Freeman enjoys his Guinness. (Daniel Beauparlant/CBC)

St Patrick's Day

The Vossi family was out celebrating St. Patrick's Day together. (Daniel Beauparlant/CBC)

Green beer

Green beer anyone? A Blarney Stone waitress serves some green beer. (Daniel Beauparlant/CBC)

St Patrick's Day

Matthew Sushinsky looked festive with a shamrock-patterned jacket. (Daniel Beauparlant/CBC)

Green pool

Canucks don green

4 facts you might have not known about Guinness

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Ireland's website estimates that 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick's Day.


The annual St. Patrick's Day parade was this past Sunday.

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With video from Michael Mcarthur