Fireworks light up Vancouver sky Wednesday

Fireworks fans will once again descend on Vancouver's West End Wednesday night for the second show in this year's Celebration of Light.
Crowds were mostly well-behaved during the first Celebration of Light fireworks show July 30, police said. (CBC)

Fireworks fans will descend on Vancouver’s West End once again Wednesday night for the second show in this year’s Celebration of Light.

A team from Spain will put on a 25-minute display entitled "Odyssey," starting at 10 p.m.

The fireworks are launched from a barge anchored in English Bay, 300 metres offshore from the intersection of Denman Street and Beach Avenue.

The Celebration of Light, now in its 21st year, typically draws hundreds of thousands spectators to each of it events. The July 30 crowd was estimated at 300,000.

That show featured a display put on by the team from China. On Saturday night, it’s Canada’s turn in the final event.

Road closures

Traffic restrictions come into effect at Kits Point at 6:00 p.m. PT and in the West End at 7:30 p.m.

Vehicles owned by local residents and authorized commercial vehicles will still have access to the restricted areas.

City officials have issued a reminder that consumption of alcohol in city park areas is prohibited.

There were more than 600 liquor pour-outs, two dozen liquor seizures, and 10 drug seizures at last weekend's show, said Const. Lindsey Houghton of Vancouver police.

Police also confiscated 26 weapons, including three sets of brass knuckles, eight cans of pepper spray, four knives, and an ice pick.

Two people suffered minor injuries in a knife incident following the event.