Good things to know before the show

Common questions about

Fireworks in Western Canada

At Pyro FX we’ve done our best to create a website that anticipates our customer’s needs. With that goal in mind, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please get in touch with us.

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How much does a display cost?

Displays vary significantly in cost. Some of our displays have cost over $20,000. Our basic display package starts at $3,500 plus GST and expenses (travel, hotel, permits, etc.). A good rule of thumb to budget for a pyromusical display is between $500 and $1000 per minute of display and $250 to $500 for a traditional display.

How much land do I need available to host a display?

The size of the effects will dictate the fallout area required. The minimum fallout distance we could work with using our smallest effects only is 50 meter radius (about the size of a ball diamond). Our typical display uses shells that require a 95 meter radius (slightly larger than an athletic track). If your show is located near a body of water we may be able to offer a floating display.

How far away will spectators be able to see the fireworks?
Depending on the size of the shell, some of our effects can be seen from many kilometers away. However, for most of our shows it is best if they are viewed within 500 meters of the shoot site.
Do you require a deposit to book?

Yes, we require 10% of the display value in advance to secure the product, staff, insurance, permits and equipment for your event. The deposit is non-refundable.

How much time do you need to plan an event?

The more time we have to plan your event the better. If you are planning a Canada Day, New Years or Christmas display, contact us as soon as possible to ensure availability as we are often booked several months in advance during these holidays.

What happens if our event is postponed or canceled due to weather?

We will work with you to reschedule your event. Display deposits are non refundable but can be put toward a future display.

Do you provide pictures/video of the display?

Yes! We have several drones that are specially equipped for flight at night in proximity to our displays. We do not recommend you use your own drones as we are not liable for any damage resulting from flight near effects.