It’s Canada’s 148th birthday. And Vancouver is ready to celebrate.
Bashes across the city, not to mention the big parade and fireworks, will commemorate Canada Day on Wednesday, July 1. Here’s a look at where you can join the excitement:
Canada Day at Canada Place
The city’s biggest party – and the largest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa – is Canada Day at Canada Place, a full day of live music, food and entertainment downtown. Musical headliners this year on the big stage include local singer Hannah Georgas and Latin-inspired group Rumba Calzada. A separate stage features a beer garden and performances by local favourites Watasun and the Hairfarmers.
There’s also plenty of street food and interactive games, as well as a display by the Vancouver Circus School and, of course, the annual Canada Day citizenship ceremony for new citizens. Also stop by the Vancouver Convention Centre’s open house, where you can learn about its six-acre living roof, enjoy a brew on the Pacific Terrace and even see the Olympic Cauldron lit for Canada Day. Activities start at 10 a.m. Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre and Jack Poole Plaza.