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

Waldorf Hotel Hosts Canada Day Block Party with Food Cart Festival, July 1

Where can you find all the elements of an epic bash in one place? The Waldorf Hotel’s first annual Canada Day Block Party that takes place Sunday, July 1.

Planning what to do on Canada Day can be as tricky as planning New Year’s Eve. But the Waldorf makes it easy. The festivities, which are free and family-friendly, run from noon to 6pm and include 9 food carts, live music, djs, a carnival and a beer garden all in the Waldorf’s newly-opened outdoor summer space.

If you’re still craving more after eating your way through the food-filled Waldorf bash, you have time to hop over to the Canada Day Parade at Canada Place (7pm) and Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show (10:30pm).

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Waldorf Hotel Hosts Canada Day Block Party with Food Cart Festival, July 1

Canada Day on Granville Island 2011

Free cake for kids at Canada Day on Granville Island. Photo: Dana Lynch

Canada DayFriday, July 1—is fast approaching, and the Top 10 Canada Day Events around Vancouver include two huge celebrations right here in the city: Canada Day at Canada Place and Canada Day on Granville Island.

Canada Day on Granville Island is an all-day celebration packed with fun for all ages. There’s a free Canada Day Parade, an official Canada Day Ceremony (complete with cake), free concerts from the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and much, much more. Here’s a quick guide to the essentials:

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Canada Day on Granville Island 2011

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