Canada Place once again hosted one of the nation’s largest birthday celebration outside of Ottawa. An estimated one million people celebrated Canada’s 148th anniversary at the 28th Annual Canada Day at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver.
This year’s event featured a full day of free family fun, highlights of which included live music and performances on three stages, a new family-friendly licensed area on the North Point, food carts, street hockey, the Canadian Forces Zone and the Vancouver Circus School. Live music included performances on the mainstage featuring headliner Hannah Georgas, Tim Chaisson, Don Amero, and Rumba Calzada, and the North Point Stage, with performances by The Hairfarmers, Watasun, and Bellwoods.
The traditional Canada Day citizenship ceremony welcomed 60 new Canadians. The evening featured a Canada Day parade on downtown streets, topped off by fireworks.
An estimated 250,000 people enjoyed the daytime activities at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and on the surrounding streets. The popular Canada Day parade attracted an estimated 300,000 spectators, followed by an estimated 450,000 enjoying the fireworks display.