Charlottetown fireworks show expected to be largest in Canada

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A rotating firework, during the 100th anniversary celebrations of Kensington, demonstrated why organizers restricted viewers from the surrounding field.

Canada Day is going out with a bigger bang than usual this year.

 The weather forecast is calling for hot temperatures and clear skies when the fireworks go off over Charlottetown on Tuesday night.

Organizers say the capital city’s waterfront will be lit up like never before as Canada Day is capped off with the largest fireworks display in the country.

That’s right — the country. In years past, organizers would always boast the display of pyrotechnics was the best in eastern Canada.

Not this year. Not with Prince Edward Island celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, a meeting that led to the creation of a nation.

There will be two fireworks shows this year, going off at the exact same time.

Two barges will be stationed one kilometre apart in the Charlottetown harbour, making the fireworks very visible from Victoria Park, Confederation Landing Park (where the P.E.I. 2014 Inc. celebration zone is located) and the Charlottetown Event Grounds.

Organizers say this year’s fireworks feature shapes and colours come from the best shell manufacturers in Spain, Italy, Portugal and China and will shoot more than 1,000 feet into the Charlottetown skyline.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Canada, Prince Edward Island Victoria Park Confederation Landing Park Spain Italy Portugal China

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  • These Eyes
    July 02, 2014 - 00:21

    The band's were outstanding, what performances that rocked Charlottetown, special thanks to George Canyon and The Barenaked Ladies. Music was no short of exceptional. The "fireworks" were good! and short like they usually are! ....if this was the largest fireworks in Canada I am truly disappointed! ...I did not notice any difference from this year or any other and will never make a special trip for the "Charlottetown fireworks" again! ...seen better fireworks in Charlottetown and even Rustico other years!