The Celebration of Light is one of Vancouver’s favourite summer traditions. What better way to celebrate BC’s finest fireworks than to enjoy a Happy Hour along with it? Here are just a few Vancouver bars and restaurants featuring great Happy Hours right near prime viewing locations in the city.

    English Bay

    The best place to watch the fireworks is at English Bay. Luckily, there are a host of great bars and restaurants right across the street to help get you through the hours of waiting and huge crowds.

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    Bayside Lounge1755 Davie St

    With a variety of $4-6 drinks and $7 appetizers, you’re bound to find something satisfying for your tastebuds and your wallet! Stop by from 3pm-6pm or 10pm-12am.

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      The Boathouse1795 Beach Ave

      This beach-side favourite has over two dozen delicious drinks and appetizers ranging from $5-8 between 3pm-6pm.

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        Shamrock Alley1184 Denman St

        This Irish pub has pints of beer from $6-8, $10 spring rolls, and $12 fish and chips. Talk about the perfect treats to enjoy by the beach!


        Another popular viewing location is Vanier Park next to Kitsilano Beach, right across the water from the fireworks barge. With fewer crowds and plenty of Happy Hour options nearby, this is a great option if you want to avoid downtown.

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          Chewies Oyster Bar2201 W 1st Ave

          Stop by between 3pm-6pm for $5 drinks and a variety of snacks under $10. Bonus: it’s only blocks away from Kitsilano Beach and neighbouring Vanier Park.

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            Romer’s Burger Bar1873 W 4th Ave

            What more could you ask for than classic seafood, cheesy delights, and bar favourites under $10? Add in $4 shots and $5 cocktails, and this is a must-visit from 3pm-6pm.

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              LOCAL Public Eatery2210 Cornwall Ave

              This Kitsilano favourite is featuring $7 drinks as early as 10am for the entire day. Be sure to stop by!

              West Vancouver

              Can’t be bothered to head into town but still want to enjoy the fireworks? West Vancouver’s Dundarave Beach has great views and even less crowds and traffic. Stop by Park Royal for these Happy Hour deals before making your way to the park.