February 1, 2016

 

Vancouver's first public New Year's Eve bash in more than a decade achieved a record-shattering 80,000 attendees, making it the biggest NYE party in Canada. The revellers - consisting of families, couples, visitors and locals, all united in the spirit of merriment - convened on the downtown waterfront at Canada Place to groove along with local bands Current Swell, Dear Rouge, We Are the City and more; take in a spectacular fireworks show; nosh on the city's renowned food truck fare; and even witness a surprise marriage proposal.

Comprised of a collective of local businesses and associations, the Vancouver New Year's Eve Celebration Society includes representatives from Vancity Buzz, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Port Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver, Starbucks Coffee, Vanterre Projects, Boughton Law Corporation and BDO Canada.