Celebrate Canada's 150th in Metro Vancouver!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada Day this year is bound to be one for the books! Our ENTIRE country is gearing up to celebrate a special anniversary – our 150th Anniversary of Confederation – with what promises to be one of most memorable parties of the century!

Months of planning have gone into the organization of daylong and weekend-long celebrations across the Lower Mainland; most of which are set to close off with a bang, too!

And can you blame us for celebrating our nation’s birthday with such panache? It’s our good fortune to live in one of the most desirable countries in the world - so here’s to our people, our diversity, and cultures, traditions, and histories!

We’ve compiled some of the hottest Canada Day events happening across Metro Vancouver:

Canada Day in the Tri-Cities

Port Moody
Canada Day @ Rocky Point Park

“We’re here for a good time…” Any Trooper fans out there? Port Moody firefighters host their 40th annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Inlet Centre Fire Hall (150 Newport Dr.) in Port Moody on July 1. Spend the day at beautiful Rocky Point Park and hang out in the City’s Canada 150 Zone! Games (ring toss, mini golf) and prizes to be won. Canadian rock legends Trooper hit the stage as part of Golden Spike Days Festival at 9PM. Fireworks will begin once the band is done.

  • When: Saturday, July 1st, 8 am to late night
  • Where: Inlet Centre Fire Hall and Rocky Point Park – 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody

Port Coquitlam
Lions Park and Castle Park

Something for everyone in Port Coquitlam! Start the day with a pancake breakfast and our annual fishing derby.
  • When: Saturday, July 1st, 8 to 11 am
  • Where: Lions Park – 2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam

Tons happening all day at Castle Park; from live entertainment, a community marketplace, food vendors, and even a salmon BBQ from our local firefighters! Top it all off with a grand finale of fireworks put on by the firefighters, too!

When: Saturday, July 1, noon till late
  • Where: Castle Park

Town Centre Park

Named one of the top 20 festivals in Metro Vancouver by Business in Vancouver, this is a free community festival with live music and entertainment, food, beverages, family activities and fireworks.
  • When: Saturday, July 1, events happening all day, fireworks at 10PM
  • Where: Town Centre Park – Pipeline Road, Coquitlam

and beyond…

Burnaby Village Museum
Live Music and Fireworks @ Swanguard

Feeling nostalgic? Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel is offering visitors a backdrop of our village streets in the 1920’s, plus multicultural family entertainment with musicians, displays, and demonstrations. You can even receive admission into the museum at no charge.
  • When: Saturday, July 1st, 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

Following a big concert at Swangard Stadium, the City of Burnaby is hosting a fireworks show! You can enter the concert at 5 pm when the gates open, and the fireworks show will begin at dusk. Stay connected with family and friends on Canada Day, too. Free Wi-Fi access will ​be available on the event site.
  • When: Saturday, July 1st, gates open at 5 pm, and fireworks will begin at dusk
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby

Maple Ridge

Head to Memorial Peace Park for a summer festival and ceremony for Canada’s birthday! The colour guard party leads a parade into the park at the start of the formal protocol ceremony and awards presentations. There will be three stages presenting arts, culture, music and dance! Farmer’s Market, a fire department community barbeque, children’s games, informative community displays and family friendly recreation activities. Grande finale with Canadian music and the biggest birthday sing-along.
  • When: July 1st, 10 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Memorial Peace Park

Canada Day @ Canada Place

What better time to hop on the Evergreen Extension Line? If you’re bringing the kids, come prepared – this Canada Day @ Canada Place has been Western Canada’s “go-to” Canada Day event for over 30 years – and it’s expected to be busy! Live entertainment with Sam Roberts, FEFE, Emerson Drive, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Madeline Merlo, The Matinee, and many more. A citizenship ceremony will be welcoming 150 new Canadians, too! Fantastic show of fireworks will conclude the day. If you’re still feeling celebratory the next day, there’s a parade and a pancake breaky too!
  • When: Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd
July 1 – fireworks at 10:30 pm. See full sched here: http://www.canadaplace.ca/events/canada-day/
  • Where: Canada Place and Jack Poole Plaza

North Shore

Twin fireworks display!!! Take in the show from the fireworks near Canada Place, and West Vancouver will have their own off the shores of Ambleside.
  • When: Saturday, July 1st , fireworks kick off at 10:30 pm
  • Where: John Lawson Park – 17th Street, West Vancouver

Have we missed any? Comment below and tell us what you’ll be checking out!

With pride, from the Hawthorne & Francis team. No matter the occasion – we’ve got you covered.

Happy Birthday, Canada.

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