Canada Day is one of our favourite days of the whole year, and not just because of all the parties! There’s something a little bit magical about getting together to celebrate this great big beautiful country of ours. Check out some of our favourite, free, family-friendly events happening around the Lower Mainland this Friday, July 1!
Starting at 10am – Free
Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, Surrounding Streets
One of the largest Canada Day celebrations features a daytime festival, evening parade through downtown Vancouver and a two barge fireworks spectacular.
10am-6pm – Free
Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, spectacle, food, fun activities, street entertainment and more!
9am-8:30pm — Free
McArthur Glen Outlet Mall
Celebrations and extra savings happening all day long! Come for the yoga classes, amazing foods, a kids zone, musical performances and special sales.
1pm-5pm — Free
Renfrew Community Centre
This youth-organized event celebrates Canada’s history and multiculturalism with a variety of food, games, arts and crafts, performances and inflatable fun!
12pm-4pm – Free
The Rotary Club of Lions Gate and the North Vancouver Canada Day Committee welcomes you to this annual celebration. Highlights include main stage performances, roving entertainers, a craft market, Food Trucks and lots of activities for all ages.
10am – Free
13th Street and Grand Blvd.
Enjoy festive floats, community groups, marching bands and more at this annual Canada Day Parade celebration. The Lion’s Club Pancake breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. at Grand Boulevard, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118, 123 W. 15th St., is having a barbecue after the parade.
10am-10:30pm — Free
Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheater, 176th & 64th
Highlights include musical performances including headliner Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, lots of food, midway rides and games, activities for all ages, and a spectacular fireworks finale.
BURNABY / NEW WEST:
11:30am-3:30pm – Free
A day of fabulous fun and celebrations for the entire family in Queen’s Park with performances. Enjoy exciting entertainment, interactive community display booths and our celebrated ‘Pick-a-Box’ silent auction.
6:30am – 4:30pm — Free
The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the rich heritage of the community. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, Canada Day parade which features more than 100 entries, main stage entertainment, the Japanese Cultural Show, a car show, craft fair, trade show, children’s festival, food fair and the famous salmon barbecue.
TRI-CITIES / MAPLE RIDGE:
12pm-10:30pm – Free
Town Centre Park
Free community festival with live music and entertainment, food, beverages, family activities and fireworks.
12pm-10pm – Free
Check out the Annual Fishing Derby, opening ceremony and cake cutting , followed by children’s activities, live entertainment, an international bazaar, salmon barbecue, and main stage evening entertainment and fireworks.
10am-3pm — Free
Memorial Peace Park
Enjoy lots of free interactive activities for children and families. Begin your day with a visit to the Haney Farmers Market and BIA Summer Market and watch the official flag- raising and awards at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun will continue throughout the day.
11am-8pm – Free
Willoughby Community Park
This family event features old fashioned fun with a country feel. Enjoy a barbecue, family fun zone, live music, a spray park and more.
11am-10pm – Free
Abbotsford Exhibition Park, Rotary Stadium
Celebrate Canada day with a parade, talented local performers, family fun zone, food trucks, pony rides and sports zone.
11am-3pm – Free
Grandstand Field at the Cultural Centre, Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre
Start your day with a pancake breakfast, followed by lots of family-friendly fun including an entertainment stage, free swim and ice skating events, old fashioned games, bouncy castles and face painting, Food Trucks and market vendors, evening concerts and fireworks.
Featuress a beautiful sandy beach, outdoor activities, a local parade, pet parade, cake cutting ceremony, free live music and fireworks.
All Day – Free
Whistler celebrates Canada Day with street entertainment, free concerts, crafts, a parade through the Village Stroll and cake.
Pemberton Community Centre
Activities include SUP and Yoga courses at One Mile Lake, dog show, Spud Run, and Canada Day Parade. Check out the Canada Day Market, featuring local businesses and food vendors. The mayor will also make a quick speech followed by the cutting of the Canada Day cake and live music.