24 Things to Do on Canada Day in Metro Vancouver

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The city and surrounding suburbs will be celebrating Canada Day in style with plenty of entertaiment, food and fireworks to satisfy the national pride of Metro Vancouverites.

Canada Day 2014 Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is hosting the most parties to honour our nations’ birthday. From Granville Island to Canada Place, the city will be packed with locals and tourists alike this Canada Day.

Canada Day at Canada Place 2014

The largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation’s capital is right here in downtown Vancouver. Over 300,000 people will take in the 13 hours of FREE family fun. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. guests will enjoy a wide variety of live performances, breathtaking exhibits and interactive displays at the Waterfront Party.

Canada Day Fireworks Vancouver 2014

Vancouver’s only two-barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza lights up the night sky in Western Canada’s largest fireworks display during Canada Day.

Canada Day Parade Vancouver 2014

Over 300,000 people will take in the annual Canada Day Parade in Vancouver.

Canada Day 2014 Granville Island

At Vancouver’s arts and cultural precinct, there will be loads of family-friendly entertainment, live jazz music, bike decorating, parade and yarn dyeing workshops. More information on Canada Day Granville Island events.

Cannabis Day 2014 at the Vancouver Art Gallery

While many are celebrating at Granville Island and Canada Place, concurrently a giant marijuana love-in will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of the annual Cannabis Day celebrations.

Canada Day Jamboree at Stratchona Park

Cherchez La Femme, Happy Ending Fridays, Livestock & Fortune Sound present the Canada Day Jamboree at Strathcona Park from noon until dusk with live performances by DJ Flipout, Tyler Fedchuk, Cam Dales, Cherchez, Lechance, Andishae, Genie, Christian Flores, Rob Rizk, Gman, Rook Milo, Shy Daughter, Sincerely Hana, Engrish, Dr Seiz, My Gay Husband, Matt Exyouth – plus the Livestock 3 on 3 basketball tournament, kickball, BBQ, Fresh Up Tacos, Kitsch Skate Demo, Lil India Lemonade and much more.

  • More event info HERE.

Crab Park Canada Day Festival

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the annual, free outdoor festival at Crab Park includes performances by Doug Andrew & The Circus in Flames, the Stingin’ Hornets, and Rachel L Davis & the Banned.

Canada Day Concert Series a the Edgewater Casino
Celebrate Canada Day at the Plaza of Nations on the edge of False Creek in downtown Vancouver.

  • Check out the full schedule here.

Canada Day at Sunset Community Centre

From noon to 4 p.m., celebrate Canada Day in one of the city’s most diverse neighbourhoods at Sunset Community Centre. There will be plenty to do for the whole family including live music, face painting, a petting zoo and more.

2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 

The final day of Vancouver’s signature jazz music festival concludes on Canada Day with free outdoor concerts at Granville Island!

Canada Day 2014 Richmond

Steveston Salmon Festival

The annual Steveston Salmon Festival at Steveston Village features a salmon barbeque, parade, and a Japanese cultural.

Canada Day 2014 Surrey

Over 100,000 people celebrate Canada’s birthday in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey. The festival features outstanding musical acts, the Shooting Stars Midway, great food, evening fireworks, and plenty of interactive activities for all ages.

Canada Day 2014 Burnaby

Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum

From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Village Museum, enjoy family entertainment including musicians, displays and demonstrations. Children can participate in heritage games, face painting and more! The village’s official Canada Day parade starts at 1:45 p.m.

Canada Day at Edmonds Park

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., celebrate Canada Day at the new outdoor plaza at Edmonds Park. Also enjoy other Canada Day festivities like carnival games, bingo, cake, multicultural entertainment, and more.

Free Concert! Spirit of the West

Swangard Stadium will host Canadian folk-rock legends Spirit of the West with appearances by Dear Rouge and Dustin Bentall and the Smøkes. A fireworks display will follow. Free admission, but limited to a capacity of the first 4,200 patrons to enter the gates.

Canada Day 2014 North Vancouver 

A craft market will be set up along the seawall, in addition to the many other family-friendly events including an inflatable slide, climbing walls and stilt walkers.

Canada Day 2014 Coquitlam

Head to the Town Centre Park for a day filled with food and entertainment and, of course, a fireworks display at Lafarge Lake.

Canada Day 2014 Langley

Usually overshadowed by their suburban neighbours in Surrey, Langley offers a great day of activities for Canada Day. Willoughby Community Park will host rides, a car show, pony rides, fireworks, and more.

Canada Day West Vancouver 2014

The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. at John Lawson Park and Ambleside Park. Stay for the barge-launched fireworks that begin at 10:30 p.m., as part of downtown Vancouver’s Canada Place fireworks extravaganza. This makes for an amazing display as two separate shows will be going off simultaneously.

Canada Day Abbotsford 2014 

Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Abbotsford Exhibition Park with a family festival featuring a parade and fireworks.

Canada Day Delta 2014 

Chalmers Park in Delta will host a day full of family-friendly festivities capped off with an evening fireworks show. Do not miss the pancake breakfast, live entertainment, crafts, games, food vendors and a fireworks show.

Canada Day Port Coquitlam 2014 

Pancake breakfast, fishing derby, children’s activities, salmon barbeque, musical entertainment and fireworks.

Port Moody Canada Day 2014 

Fee cupcakes, refreshments and live entertainment at the main stage in Rocky Point Park.

Canada Day New Westminster 2014

Head to Queen’s Park for a day full of festivities including a fireworks show scheduled at dusk.

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