Canada Day Events

This year, Canada Day falls on a Friday and Canada turns 149 years old. If you’re looking for something to do to celebrate Canada’s Birthday, here are some events happening around town.

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day

Friday, July 1

12 – 10:30pm with fireworks at 10pm

Town Centre Park

Admission: Free

As part of Coquitlam’s 125th birthday, it’s needless to say that this year’s Canada Day celebration will be a bit more special in Coquitlam. The free community festival will feature live music and entertainment, food, beverages, family activities, and fireworks in the evening.


Surrey Canada Day

Friday, July 1

10am – 10:30pm

Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

Admission: Free

As one of the biggest communities in western Canada, the Surrey Canada Day celebration is set to attract up to 100,000 people on July 1st. With free entertainment, concerts, amusement rides, Science World activities, food trucks, and sports zone, there is something to do whether you’re 1 year old or 100 years old.


Canada Day at Granville Island

Friday, July 1

8am – Midnight

Granville Island

Admission: Free

One of Vancouver’s most iconic locations will be hosting a parade, live jazz performances, a south asian cultural fair, and many more family oriented activities and events. Stop by Granville Island and experience one of Vancouver’s most diverse area.


Canada Day at Canada Place

Friday, July 1

10am – 6pm

Canada Place

Admission: Free

Canada Place hosts downtown Vancouver’s largest party with live music and entertainment on three stages. Kids can stay occupied with street hockey, a circus show, and dozens of food carts. You may even see yourself on TV as CTV news and Global News usually air their 6pm News hour shows Live from the event. At 7pm you can catch the parade that starts at the corner of Georgia and Broughton streets and cap the night off with the largest fireworks show of the day with barges both at Coal harbour and Dundarave harbour.