Canada Day at Granville Island 2012

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

Canada Day—July 1—is fast approaching. Of the Top 10 Canada Day Events in Vancouver, the all-day celebrations on Granville Island are among the most popular: the entire island comes alive for Canada Day!

Almost all of the festivities at Canada Day on Granville Island are free—from their 13th annual Canada Day Parade that ends at the site of their Official Canada Day Ceremony (“O Canada” plus cake!), to the free jazz concerts, False Creek Ferries Ballet, MELA! South Asian festival, art exhibits, Disco Party in Railspur Alley, and multiple kids’ activities. But there is one that isn’t (which is absolutely worth the $8-per-person price tag): the Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast (7am – 10am), a Granville Island tradition that includes hot cakes, maple syrup and Canadian bacon, with proceeds benefiting the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

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Canada Day at Granville Island 2012

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

Top 5 Canada Day Events – Top 5 Things to Do on Canada Day in Vancouver

Canada Day Parade at Granville Island

Canada Day (July 1) is coming—Do you know how you’ll be celebrating the big day?

From Granville Island’s annual Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast to Langley’s first-ever 1000-person Flash Mob Dance, Metro Vancouver’s Canada Day celebrations get bigger and better every year.

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Top 5 Canada Day Events – Top 5 Things to Do on Canada Day in Vancouver