Four Best Ways To Celebrate Canada Day
Celebrate Canada Day and it’s 151 years with everything from traditional parades and fireworks, to cultural performances and cozy barbecues with friends. Whatever your celebration style is, on Saturday, July 1st, we’ve got you covered with a guide to the best places you need to check out!
Celebrate Canada Day At Canada Place
Arguably Vancouver’s largest — and busiest — Canada Day celebration is held right down in Coal Harbour at Canada Place. Live performances (the likes of Sam Roberts Band serenaded crowds in 2017, while JoJo Mason headlines this year), the Citizenship Ceremony, youth zone, evening fireworks show and food trucks are just some of the activities you can expect. Visit CanadaPlace.ca for full details.
Visit the Steveston Salmon Festival in Richmond
Steveston Village, is located in Richmond, a beautiful trek via SkyTrain and bus from Downtown Vancouver. Steveston’s self-appointed “Canada’s Biggest Little Birthday Party Since 1945” is a full day event. The day starts with a 6:30 am pancake breakfast, followed by the parade along Moncton St. There is something for everyone at the Steveston Canada Day Celebration: Japanese Cultural Fair, Food Fair, Car Show, Children’s Festival, Artisan Gallery, and of course, the notorious salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of grilled wild salmon will be served up.
Celebrate Canada Day at Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Host – Whistler
Like most of us, as soon as summer’s near, we begin to have feelings of wanderlust! Within a two hour drive from Downtown Vancouver, along the beautiful Sea To Sky highway, you’ll be immersed in Canada Day celebrations located in central Whistler. The morning parade is followed by a full day of special activities and free, outdoor performances by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, with spectacular mountain backdrops. Check the full schedule of activities and locations here.
The Best Way to Celebrate Canada Day – BBQ At Home
Just moved to Vancouver? Why not enjoy the comforts of your new home and throw a Canada Day barbecue! Shop at the Farmer’s Market for all your homegrown goods, light up the grill, and forego the crowds for some quality time with family and friends. Here’s HGTV Canada’s guide on how to throw a laidback-meets-chic Canada Day party in the city.
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