Giant Beavers Return: Canada Day 2012 Party at Canada Place, July 1

The beavers are back.

Remember the three-storey-tall, inflatable, buck-toothed critters from the 2010 Olympic Closing Ceremony?   They’re back for a special appearance at the 2012 Canada Day Celebrations at Canada Place on July 1.

But you can expect more than just beavers at this party.

In honour of Canada’s 145th birthday, Canada Place (downtown’s waterfront convention complex) is throwing the city’s biggest bash.  It’s a full day (10 a.m-11 p.m.) of live music from Juno-award winners, street food galore, interactive exhibitions, a huge parade and – to top it all off – a dazzling, two-barge fireworks show in Burrard Inlet.

Planning to check out the fun? Here are some can’t-miss highlights:

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Giant Beavers Return: Canada Day 2012 Party at Canada Place, July 1

Canada Day 2012 in Vancouver: Top 10 Canada Day Events & Celebrations

Vancouver’s Canada Day Parade. Photo: Stuart Davis, PNG via The Province

Canada Day is Sunday, July 1, 2012, and all of Metro Vancouver will be celebrating!

Top 10 Canada Day 2012 Events in Vancouver

1. Canada Day on Granville Island
Possibly the most Canadian Canada Day in Vancouver, this annual celebration kicks off with the $8 Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast followed by free events all day: an official Canada Day ceremony (with cake!), parade, MELA! Festival, live jazz from the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and more.

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Canada Day 2012 in Vancouver: Top 10 Canada Day Events & Celebrations

Canada Day 2011 – Top 10 Canada Day Events Around Vancouver

Flag-waving at the Vancouver Canada Day Parade. Photo: Canada Place Corporation

Canada Day is coming and all of Greater Vancouver is getting ready to celebrate on Friday, July 1!

Canada Day 2011 – Greater Vancouver’s Top 10 Canada Day Events

1. Canada Day on Granville Island – Vancouver
One of Vancouver’s most beloved and patriotic Canada Day events is the all-day extravaganza on Granville Island, where the party starts 7:30am with the $8 Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast and continues with a Canada Day Parade, free Official Canada Day Ceremony, free concerts courtesy of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the international MELA! bazaar, and more!

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Canada Day 2011 – Top 10 Canada Day Events Around Vancouver

5 Reasons to Celebrate Canada Day at Canada Place

Canada Day at Canada PlacePhoto: Canada Place Corporation

If you’re going to be in downtown Vancouver for Canada Day (July 1), and you want to party all day long, then look no further than the FREE festival at Canada Place, the iconic heart of downtown’s harbour front.

Now in its 23rd year, Canada Day at Canada Place has become an all-day extravaganza that starts with a street festival at 10am and continues to the grand finale, the Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show, at 10:30pm.

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5 Reasons to Celebrate Canada Day at Canada Place