I have been watching the annual fireworks display from my balcony ever since I moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver. It started out as Symphony of Fire, sponsored by Benson & Hedges, but when the Canadian tobacco advertising laws changed in 2000, another sponsor was found and the competition was renamed Celebration of Light. One of the densely populated neighbourhoods to begin with, on three nights of last week (July 26, July 30, Aug. 2), over a million plus people crowded into downtown Vancouver to see the US, France and Japan compete. I have never actually seen the fireworks display from one of the official viewing areas along the beach. But I do intend to do that in the future: they say there is nothing like experiencing the pyrotechnics and the music at the same time. This pic is from Celebration of Light 2014 when Team Japan competed on Aug. 2nd.