Unbeknownst to us this weekend, we arrived in Vancouver for the start of the Celebration of Light.
The first we heard about the yearly fireworks festival was from out taxi driver on the ride from the airport to out hotel in Downtown Vancouver.
The annual firework extravaganza is a competition between three countries and this year kicked off on Saturday night with China, followed by Spain and with Canada to finish later this coming week.
We were fortunate to join the thousands of spectators at English Bay Beach to watch the festivities kick off.
Not familiar with the proceedings, we watched from the road above rather than on the beach itself, as we hadn't arrived early enough to nab a prime viewing spot.
People had actually been camped out on the beach all day, enjoying the Summer sun until the 10pm show.
As you can see we still had a fantastic view of the Chinese fireworks display.
I cursed myself for not bringing my big Digital SLR camera to capture the light-show, so had to rely on my trusty Nikon Coolpix camera for these shots.
We'll certainly know for next time. Enjoy this Celebration of Light...