Happy Canada Day B.C.

The largest celebration outside the nation's capital is at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver today starting this morning at 10 a.m. PT until 6 p.m. PT followed by a Canada Day Parade at 7 p.m. PT that kicks off at West Georgia and Broughton Streets.

Thousands in B.C. share Canada Day with their friends and neighbours

The largest celebration outside the nation's capital is at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver today starting this morning at 10 a.m. PT until 6 p.m. PT followed by a Canada Day Parade at 7 p.m. PT  that kicks off at West Georgia and Broughton Streets.

The parade will proceed down West Georgia Street to Burrard Street, then down Burrard to Canada Place.

The Canada Place celebration will feature 20 performers on three stages, interactive displays, an artisanal market, logger sports, street hockey, food trucks and a citizenship ceremony.

Acts include Crystal Shawanda, the Paperboys and headliner Said the Whale, a West Coast Lumberjack show and Salty's Market featuring vendors from Portobello West.

The Canadian Forces Zone and the Go Canada! Sports Zone will also have displays.

Canada Place Program

10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. Waterfront Festival

  • citizenship Ceremony - 11:00 a.m.
  • main stage featuring acts throughout the day
  • West Coast Lumberjack Show
  • Salty's Market, featuring vendors from
  • Canadian Forces Zone
  • Go Canada! Sports Zone

7:00 p.m. —  8:00 p.m. Canada Day Parade - starts at West Georgia Street and Broughton Street

10:30 p.m. Coast Capital Savings Fireworks Show at Canada Place

Vancouver Canada Day Fireworks

The Canada Day Burrard Inlet fireworks show can be seen from downtown, West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Vancouver's west side.  July 1, 10:30-11 p.m.

Around the Lower Mainland

Abbotsford Canada Day Parade and Family Festival

Celebrate Canada's birthday with a Canada Day Parade, Family Festival featuring lots of fun activities for all ages and the evening Fireworks Finale.  Abbotsford Exhibition Park, Abbotsford  July 1.

Burnaby Canada Day Concert

Celebrate Canada's birthday with this family-friendly concert featuring Spirit of the West, Dear Rouge and Dustin Bentall & the Smokes.  Swangard Stadium, Kingsway & Boundary, Burnaby  July 1, 6:30 p.m.  Free, tourismburnaby.com

Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby's Official Canada Day celebration offer visitors the backdrop of 1920s village streets, multicultural family entertainment, displays and demonstrations.  6501 Deer Lake Ave.  July 1, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Free admission, 604-297-4565

Canada Day at Fort Langley National Historic Site

Celebrate Canada's 147th birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and family activities.  23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley  July 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free, 604-513-4777, 604-513-4777

Canada Day at Granville Island

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, live jazz music and a South Asian cultural extravaganza, which includes traditional dances, Bollywood fashion and ethnic food.  July 1, 7 a.m.-midnight.

Canada Day at the FCA

Celebrate Canada Day with the Federation of Canadian artists. Plein air painters, guided gallery tours and a child-friendly art activities.  Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright St.  July 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  $1 suggested donation, 604-681-2744604-681-2744.

Canada Day Canoeing

Celebrate Canada Day with a very Canadian activity - canoeing! Ages 13+  Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby  July 1, 2:30-5 p.m.  $21.25, register at 604-432-6359604-432-6359.

Canada Day Chilliwack 2014

Features the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Evergreen Hall, lots of free activities including a ice skating and swimming, face painting and live entertainment, plus Fireworks Finale at Townsend Park. 

Chilliwack  July 1, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day

A fun-filled day of festival favourites including entertainment, food, cultural village, artisans and a spectacular fireworks display.  Coquitlam  July 1, noon-9:15 p.m. at Town Centre Park, 10 p.m.: Fireworks at Lafarge Lake  Free, coquitlam.ca

Crab Park Canada Day Festival

Annual, free outdoor festival includes performances by Doug Andrew & The Circus in Flames, the Stingin' Hornets and Rachel L Davis & the Banned.  Crab Park, North foot of Main Street  July 1, 1-4 p.m.  Free,

Delta Canada Day Celebrations

Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly festivities. Includes a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, crafts, games, food vendors and a fireworks show.  Chalmers Park, Delta  July 1, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.  Free.

Farm Museum Canada Day Celebration

Live entertainment, demos of Canadian pioneer life, scavenger hunt, carriage rides, balloon twisting, petting zoo and more.  9131 King St., Fort Langley  July 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free, celebratecanadaday.ca

North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations

Includes an array of entertainment and activities for all ages. From live multicultural performances to interactive crafts and activities, there is something for everyone.  Waterfront Park, North Van  July 1, noon-4 p.m.  Free.

Picnic in the Park at Haney House Museum

Visit Haney House Museum this Canada Day. Enjoy a picnic in the park, refreshments, guided tours and family games.  Haney House Museum, 11612 224th St., Maple Ridge  July 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  By donation, 604-463-5311604-463-5311.

Port Coquitlam Canada Day Celebrations

Lions Park, 8-11:30 a.m.: Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and Twelfth Annual Fishing Derby  Castle Park, noon-dusk: Opening ceremony, children's activities, International Bazaar, Firefighters' Salmon Barbeque, evening entertainment and Grande Finale Fireworks  July 1  Free.

Port Moody Canada Day Celebration

Canada turns 147 years old this July 1st. Join Port Moody Mayor and Council for an official ceremony, free cupcakes, refreshments and live entertainment.  Mainstage at Rocky Point Park, 2800 block of Murray Street, Port Moody  July 1  Free.

Steveston Salmon Festival

Canada's biggest little birthday party since 1945. Features a parade, followed by entertainment, a Japanese cultural show, craft fair, trade show, children's festival, mini midway and more. The main attraction is the salmon barbecue.  Steveston Village  July 1  Free, 604-238-8094, 604-238-8094.

Surrey Canada Day

Lots of activities for the whole family, plus evening fireworks (10:15 p.m.) and one of the biggest outdoor concerts in B.C. featuring headliner Matthew Good.  Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176th Street and 64th Avenue, Surrey  July 1, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.  Free.

West Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations

Pack your own a picnic, or try something from the community barbecue while enjoying live entertainment. Performers take the stage from 4:30-10:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks show.  John Lawson Park, West Van  July 1, 4:30-11 p.m.  604-925-7000604-925-7000, westvancouver.com

Langley Canada Day Celebrations

Family activities, rides, main-stage entertainment, a car show, an assortment of ethnic foods, dog show, fireworks, pony rides and much more are all on the menu for this fun-filled and exciting event.  Willoughby Community Park, Langley Events Centre, Langley  June 30 and July 1  Free, langleycanadaday.ca


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