Yesterday’s Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver were well attended, with an estimated 350,000 to 400,000 people at its peak. Larger crowds arrived downtown earlier than initially anticipated for the family-oriented event, likely due to the beautiful weather.
“We had a visible presence, and worked closely with our fellow first-responders, event organizers, and transit,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “We were all committed to ensuring a safe and worry-free celebration.”
Some of the notable incidents police dealt with were:
- one person arrested for being too intoxicated in a public place
- two people were arrested for breach of the peace and later released
- approximately 80 liquor pour-outs took place at various locations, with the exception of Canada Place where they were no pour-outs
“The crowds were patient and generally well-behaved,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “I guess you could say they were very Canadian.”