Before and after: rainstorm hits Car Free Day Vancouver 2014 (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)


Tens of thousands of Vancouverites celebrated Father’s Day by flooding some of the city’s major streets for the sixth annual Car Free Day Vancouver festival.

A thunderous wet start emptied streets of both cars and people, and the high winds even blew some tents away, but by mid-afternoon the sun emerged, dried the pavement and brought out the massive crowds that the event has always been known for.

Car Free Day turns extensive lengths of car-heavy arterial streets and turns them into hip-happening, car-free community parties with food, music, performances and much more.

Main Street was the longest festival, with a street closure of 20 city blocks, followed closely by Commercial Drive’s 17 city block event. Denman Street between Robson and Davie was also closed and Kitsilano took a different approach this year by hosting multiple block parties.

If you missed last weekend’s Italian Day on Commercial Drive and today’s city-wide Car Free Day, be sure to attend Sunday, June 22’s partial closure of West Broadway to celebrate Greek Day Vancouver.

During the rainstorm

After the rainstorm

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