With more than 350 thousand people taking part in last night’s Celebration of Light finale, transit was the way to get home for a lot of people leaving English Bay and heading home to the suburbs.
Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan says for the most part passengers displayed exemplary behaviour.
“It was a good night considering the amount of people who were using transit last night. The crowds were huge – we had crush loads for a lot of the night. Generally people were behaved for a lot of the night, responsible and very respectful of one another.”
One incident of note involved two 18 year old Chilliwack men who allegedly pepper sprayed a cab driver outside Surrey Central sky train station after the driver refused to give them a free ride.
Both were arrested, and one of the men who is known to police faces multiple weapons charges.