The only loud ruckus for the night came solely from the fireworks.
Thousands of people gathered at Downtown Vancouver’s English Bay on Saturday night to watch the summer season’s first fireworks display.
— Matt Lee (@mattlee980) July 26, 2015
— shane woodford (@WoodfordCKNW980) July 26, 2015
Constable Brian Montague with the Vancouver Police says there were no serious incidents.
“The crowds were really well-behaved, not extremely large crowds – we saw probably about two hundred and fifty, maybe two hundred and sixty thousand people Downtown, which, compared to previous fireworks nights, I guess on the low side.”
There were a handful of liquor pour outs, and some tickets written for those who didn’t follow the cigarette ban.
“We saw our typical liquor pour outs, but a lot of it we focused on interdiction, and identifying problem individuals and problem groups before they got into the Downtown core, and turning them away.”
On Twitter, VPD described the mass of people as a great family-oriented crowd.
Montague says the next fireworks event – taking place on Wednesday – will see the same kind of police presence.
Beaches are getting crowded but no reported problems. It’s a great, family-oriented crowd out for @CelebOfLight
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) July 26, 2015