Vancouver's first free Vancouver New Year's Eve celebration in more than a decade was an enormous success with a record-breaking 80,000 attendees gathered near Canada Place to ring in 2016. The world-class bash hosted by Vancouver's New Year Eve Celebration Society featured local bands, waterfront fireworks, a family-friendly 9 p.m. countdown, and a surprise marriage proposal!

Made up of a collaborative group 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.

For further information on sponsorship or to become involved with New Year's Eve 2017, please contact Charles Gauthier at the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association via email at charles@downtownvancouver.net. For photo/video assets around the New Year's Eve celebration, please contact michelle@brixmediaco.com.