Ultimate Guide to an Awesome Canada Day in Metro Vancouver (2018)

Canada Day Event GuideHappy 151st birthday Canada! What an amazing country we live in…full of tolerance, compassion, and fun! After last year’s amazing Canada 150 celebrations, clearly everyone enjoyed the fun and the celebrations are just as prolific in 2018.  To help you narrow down your options, we have put together our Ultimate Guide to Canada Day Celebrations in Metro Vancouver. We thought organizing the events by city may be helpful (all of these events happen on July 1st).  Happy Canada Day! Have fun, take oodles of photos and make loads of memories.
Abbotsford | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Coquitlam |Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | Mission | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Coquitlam | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver

Abbotsford:

At 9:30am the Canada Day parade in Mt. Lehman starts! The day is full of fun & FREE celebrations including cake & games for the kids.

Talk about a fun-filled day of fun! Canada Day in Abbotsford is actually a 2-day celebration in honour of Canada’s milestone birthday. The fun starts with South Fraser Way Parade (11am). Then it is time to head back to the Exhibition Park for interactive games, pony rides, a food truck festival & more. Don’t forget to come back at 10pm for the Fireworks Celebration at Rotary Stadium.

Burnaby:

Celebrate Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum and enjoy FREE admission, a parade, face-painting, live performances & a Canada Day cupcake!

FREE face painting, games, cake, the very popular bingo game and more are what you can expect to enjoy when celebrating Canada Day at Edmonds Community Centre.

With FREE musical performances by Said the WhaleDJ Khanvict and The Boom Booms who wouldn’t want to spend Canada Day at Swangard Stadium? Gates open at 5pm; concert starts at 6:30. Celebration ends around dusk with fireworks!

Chilliwack:

Plan for a busy day of fun & activities when celebrating Canada Day in Chilliwack. Start with a pancake breakfast, then head to Townsend Park for heritage games, musical & dance performances. In the evening return to Townsend Park for FREE live music and fireworks.

Coquitlam:

Voted one of the top 10 festivals in Metro Vancouver by Business in Vancouver, the Canada Day celebrations in Coquitlam are not to be missed. Two entertainment stages, numerous community participants & demonstrations, free cupcakes, fireworks & loads more!

Delta:

The Canada Day celebrations in Delta are varied and plentiful for our country’s 150th birthday! From hot dogs & cake to heritage games and vintage trucks there is something to keep everyone entertained on July 1st. Throw in live entertainment & fireworks at Chalmers Park and you have a fantastic Canada Day planned.

Langley:

There is much to do when celebrating Canada Day in Fort Langley. The National Historic Site is offering FREE admission on July 1st. In the village of Fort Langley, enjoy face-painting, jugglers, balloon twisters, a literary event, and Bard in the Valley performing Romeo & Juliet.

It is time to head to Willoughby Community Park and celebrate Canada Day in Langley. The free, family-oriented event features live musical performances and entertainment, a spray park, playground, food trucks, and a mini version of the Langley Community Farmers’ Market. There’s also a kids’ zone.

Maple Ridge:

Start the day off with the Haney Farmers Market. Then check out family activities include a fire department community BBQ, children’s games, live entertainment & recreation activities. Kids are going to love celebrating Canada Day in Maple Ridge.

New Westminster:

Canada Day in New Westminster is a day full of FREE fun: crafts, games, entertainment and tasty snacks along with a splash in the spray park and visit to the petting farm.

New Westminster Multicultural Festival offers fun for the entire family includes awesome entertainment at beautiful Westminster Pier Park.

If your kids like face painting, balloon twisting & and live entertainment, they you don’t want to miss Canada Day at River Market. Fireworks end off the celebration at 10pm.

North Vancouver:

Join the Rotary Club of Lions Gate at Waterfront Park to celebrate Canada Day in North Vancouver. This is a fun FREE event and includes a variety of activities, games and entertainment for all ages!

Who doesn’t love a parade? The North Shore Canada Day Parade starts off with a pancake breakfast and ends with a delicious BBQ. Once again the parade is even bigger and better! There is a waitlist for parade participants…that’s how popular this parade is!

Pitt Meadows:

A pancake breakfast, a bicycle rodeo, Click & Clown, and birthday cake are just some of the family-fun planned for Canada Day in Pitt Meadows.

Port Coquitlam:

A pancake breakfast, a FREE fish derby, loads of live entertainment, cake & fireworks. The Canada Day celebrations in Port Coquitlam sound perfect for families. Don’t forget the celebrations are split between two locations: Lions Park (morning) and Castle Park (afternoon & evening).

Port Moody:

Port Moody wraps up their Canada Day celebrations into their 4-day Golden Spike Festival. Live entertainment, oodles of kid-friendly activities and so much fun! TROOPER is performing on Canada Day!

Richmond:

The 73rd annual Canada Day Salmon Festival in Steveston starts with a pancake breakfast, a parade, a salmon BBQ, and live entertainment.

Surrey:

Canada Day by the Bay has something for everyone! Whether you want to check out the Kid Zone at East Beach (along with the Family Sandcastle competition), or the live music performances at West Beach, you will be guaranteed a great day of fun in the sun. Fireworks happen at 10:15pm at West Beach.

The largest celebration in Western Canada can be found at Surrey’s Canada Day festivities. From a massive midway full of kid-friendly rides to live performances by Serena Ryder, Brett Kissel, Toque, DJ Flipout, Warren Dean Flandez, Kutapira, and many more! Gates open at 10am; fireworks take to the skies at 10:15pm.

Vancouver:

Canada Day in Grandview Park offers main stage entertainment, children’s games & activities, a giant inflatable slide, community booths, youth BBQ concession and much more!

FREE carnival rides, a BBQ and concession are part of Canada Day at Sunset Community Centre.

Come run the beautiful trails of Pacific Spirit Park at the Run Canada Day 10K/5K and 1K Kids Run! Wesbrook Village is hosting a FREE family event following the race.

On July 1st you are invited to celebrate Canada Day with drums. Mini hand drums will be distributed to kids and families so they can join the simultaneous drumming with 12 other cities across Canada.

It just wouldn’t be a proper birthday party without some Canada Day Fireworks. Head to Canada Place to see fireworks in Coal Harbour and Dundarave. The light spectacular starts at 10:30pm.

If you haven’t done it yet, try spending this Canada Day at Canada Place. For 31 years, the city has gathered at Canada Place to celebrate our country’s birthday.

I don’t think it is possible for any more events to be crammed into the Canada Day celebrations at Granville Island. A bike parade, Canada Day cake, face painting, live musical performances, workshops & demonstrations, a pop-up Canada leaf mural, a lobster boil, spray park fun, activities at the False Creek Community Centre, ocean kayaking demonstrations and more!

Sit back, relax and get ready to be entertained when celebrating Canada Day in Kitsilano. From 3pm – 9pm, the Kitsilano Showboat has entertainment lined up.

West Vancouver:

In West Vancouver enjoy the Canada Day Red & White Picnic. Pack your own picnic or purchase from the food trucks. Be sure to wear your Canadian colours. The entertainment starts at 2pm. The day ends with fireworks at 10:30pm.

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