Canada Day is the day we celebrate confederation. However with the recent and incredibly devastating discovery of children’s remains at former residential school sites across the country, celebration may not feel appropriate for some. Family Fun Vancouver recognizes that Canada has work to do in righting past wrongs and forging a more equal and inclusive future. Furthermore, we understand that, for many Canadians, Canada Day isn’t a day of celebration. While the mandate of Family Fun Vancouver is to share family-friendly events all year long, as we promote events surrounding Canada Day know that our goal is to give everyone the best information possible enabling families mark July 1 as it best suits them and their community. However you choose to commemorate the day, know that we wish you peace, love and comfort as we work to become a more united Canada.
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Canada Day Car Procession: The community of Mt Lehman, in Abbotsford, is hosting a neighbourhood procession. If you have a classic car, join in the parade for a “drive through the country”. Meet at the Mt Lehman Hall at 9:45am on July 1st. Stay in your car. The parade will depart at 10am. You can find the parade route and all the details on the Mt Lehman Community Association Facebook page.
Canada Day in Abbotsford offers families a chance to Drive Across Canada with a fun, interactive event at Tradex (July 1), and a Food Truck Festival (July 1-4).
Get out your red and white attire, hang your Canadian flag and celebrate with your family at home on Wednesday, July 1 as Coquitlam presents its annual Canada Day celebrations online with live music, dance, interactive activities and more. The 12th annual Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day will be a full day of family fun, broadcast here at coquitlam.ca/canadaday that will bring the festivities into living rooms, patios and backyards across the city. Featuring a mix of live and pre-recorded segments, the broadcast will go live at noon (12pm) July 1 and run until 7 pm with many of the much-loved aspects of the celebrations traditionally held at Town Centre Park. The recorded stream will remain online until the evening of July 5.
Township of Langley: Come celebrate with the Township of Langley on July 1 and be entertained, informed, creative, proud, and local with tons of activities and resources all day long. Don’t miss the virtual Canada Day Concert with Tiller’s Folly and Glisha, will be hosted by Cambree Lovesy! The performance starts at 11am.
Celebrate Canada Day in Maple Ridge with a special drive-thru experience that will take you and your family on a cross country road trip! Soak in the sights and sounds of Canadian history, music, dance and more as you follow along from the comfort of your vehicle. Finish your journey with a taste of Canadian cuisine at the Canada Day Food Truck Festival featuring diverse cultural favourites.
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.
2021 North Shore Canada Day Celebrations will be brought to you via Facebook and YouTube live starting at 1:00pm. This free online event and includes performances suited to all ages, exciting contests and much more!
Sidewalk chalk art, scavenger hunts, and Canada Day kits are all part of the celebratory fun happening on Canada Day in Pitt Meadows.
A drive thru pancake breakfast, a drive thru salmon BBQ, art demonstrations in the park, a farmer’s market and more make up the Canada Day celebrations in Port Coquitlam.
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! Big Sugar is performing on Canada Day!
The 75th annual Canada Day Salmon Festival in Steveston starts with a pancake breakfast, a parade, a salmon BBQ, and live entertainment.
McArthurGlen’s annual Canada Day celebration is back! Starting with free yoga classes in the morning, the centre will transform into a family-friendly block party in the afternoon. From a DJ playing your favourite tracks to fun and games, there’s something for everyone!
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 Our Lady Peace, Biff Naked, The Hip Show, Buckman Coe, and many more ! Gates open at 10am; fireworks take to the skies at 10:15pm.
Spend Canada Day at The Shops at Morgan Crossing and enjoy treats & goodies in the breezeway between Buildings F & G (between Menchie’s & Sushi Castle). PLUS, enter to win a $100 The Shops at Morgan Crossing gift card by using the Canada themed photo booth and uploading a photo to Instagram!
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. The goal for this year is to try and have the largest drum roll in history! The Guinness Book of World Records will be there.
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 32 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!
It’s only $2 admission all day when you spend Canada Day at MOV.
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.
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.
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.