Canada Day at Granville IslandGet your flags ready Granville Island is throwing a HUGE Canada Day party! Be ready for free jazz performances, face painting, roving characters, tattoos, a parade, and more!

You can participate in the parade! Bring your decorated bike (or decorate it at Granville Island) and get ready to entertain the crowd! The parade starts at 1:30 at Ocean Construction and ends at Ron Basford Park.

The official opening ceremonies take place at Ron Basford Park and will include the singing of our national anthem, greetings from the Government of Canada, and a piece of Canada Day cake (compliments of the Dockside Restaurant).

False Creek Racing Canoe Club is offering FREE Dragon Boat rides. Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes and provide the opportunity to experience the thrill of dragon boating with a team in a supervised and safe environment. Participants will be provided with PFDs and paddles. Dragon boats hold 20 paddlers, 1 steersperson and a drummer/coach. The session consists of preparation time on land followed by paddling on the water.  No registration required.  Just show up and get ready to enjoy!

The False Creek Community Centre will be hosting a day of fun & games for the whole family. Enjoy FREE activities, a silent auction, a BBQ & concession. Take time too cool off at the nearby water park.

Curious to try paddling? Ocean Kayaks are giving FREE Canada Day demonstrations. Head over to the Public Docks in Alder Bay between 11am – 3pm.

The Lobster Man is having a cookout! Enjoy freshly boiled lobster and between 10 – 3:30 (while quantities last). This event sells out every year.

There are a ton more Canada Day activities planned: face painting, a pop-up Canada leaf mural, wool tie-dying demos, the family pavilion, tattoos (non-permanent and maple leaf shaped), crafts with Arts Umbrella, glass blowing demonstrations, roving dragons, a disco party, and more!

Canada Day at Granville Island

When: July 1st, 2019
Time: 10am – 7pm
Where: Granville Island
Address: 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver