As their American neighbors prepare to celebrate their independence day, Canadians across Vancouver are lining up to put on a fireworks demonstration for their own epic celebration of Canada Day with a show of patriotic pyrotechnics that even their southern counterparts will be hard pressed to beat.
Take that, Ottawa: Vancouver tops you when it comes to the best spots to celebrate Canada Day.
A Hotwire.com survey found that Vancouver is the second-most-booked destination for the national holiday. (Toronto takes first place.)
So, you're in Vanncouver for Canada Day. Now what should you do?
If it's fireworks you're after, head to Canada Place, where the sky over Burrard Inlet will erupt with a symphony of sparkles at 10:30 p.m.
Make an evening of it and arrive early to see Canadian rocker Bif Naked headline a free concert from 6 p.m., check out the extreme sports show or the exhibition of Canadian inventions. There will even be a citizenship ceremony taking place.
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