05/22/2015 03:03 EDT | Updated 05/22/2015 03:59 EDT

Vancouver Lightning Puts On A Beautiful Show


Vancouver certainly has a flair for the dramatic.

The popular filming location didn't need any Hollywood stars to stop people in their tracks on Thursday night.

A stunning late-spring sunset soon made way for a ferocious lightning storm, which was captured by many people on social media:

It doesn't really get better than this. #Vancouver

A photo posted by Nhi Le (@noyocreative) on

Just some #lightning. 2 separate strikes but they almost look the same. #slomo

A video posted by Chris VanderKooi (@chrisvanderkooi) on

A rare lightning storm in Vancouver. #lightning #vancouver #nofilter

A photo posted by Michaela (@mnd01) on

A little light show over #vancity tonight. #tropicalstorm #lightning

A video posted by Greg Bartels (@gabfilms) on

I'm still a little bit afraid of lightning storms... #vscocam #Vancouver #lightning

A photo posted by Emma Fennell (@emmacfennell) on

It was unclear if the lightning storm had anything to do with a fire that broke out on the guideway of the SkyTrain Expo line. It led to a communications failure for all trains between Waterfront and Edmonds stations, said TransLink late Thursday night. A bus shuttle was being set up to transport passengers.

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