A sea of red and white in downtown Vancouver, as hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the seventh annual Canada Day parade.
The parade features marching bands, choirs, dance groups and floats, which was popular among the kids in attendance.
“It’s so fun”
“My favourite one is the panda one”
“My favourite part was the stickers.”
So what does Canada Day mean to our next generation?
“I think we celebrate Canada Day because it’s awesome”
“Becuase Canada is an awesome country”
“The celebrate all people of different cultures”
“Because it’s the birthday”
At Canada Place, an impromptu “Oh Canada” as Canada Day fireworks lit up the sky.
Up to 400-thousand people are estimated to have taken in the two-barge pyrotechnic display.
“They were great.”
“I thought they were really nice.”
“It was exploding, and big, and everything.”
“Very big, and huge.”
Officials say there were no policing issues related to the Canada Day festivities.
An estimated 250, 000 enjoyed the daytime at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and on the surrounding streets. While, the Canada Day parade attracted an estimated 300,000 spectators, followed by an estimated 450,000 enjoying the Coast Capital Savings Fireworks displayed from two barges.