A protestor at Sunset Beach for the 4/20 event. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

VIDEO: Crowds gather for Vancouver’s 4/20 celebration

Event at Sunset Beach remained calm

Despite legalization being just over a year away, thousands of people gathered at Sunset Beach for 4/20 celebrations on Thursday.

Vancouver Police had warned residents Wednesday night that streets would be closed and traffic would be slow downtown but in a statement released Thursdasy night, the department said the crowd of vendors, marijuana enthusiasts and the curious remained mellow.

During the busiest times of the day, Vancouver Police say that about 40,000 people and 525 vendor tents gathered at Sunset Beach. Another 150 people were at smaller 4/20 event at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Emergency responders attended to 39 incidents and sent 19 people to hospital for further treatment.

@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in you inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image