One of Metro Vancouver’s oldest and longest-running family events returns to Port Moody on Canada Day weekend.
Golden Spike Days Festival has been a tradition for 42 years, attracting more than 40,000 people with its free entertainment, live music, and a giant inflatable slide for all ages.
While the festival runs from Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2, the real Canada Day fun starts at 11 am on Sunday, July 1.
The pop-up city hall, the giant inflatable slide, and the community college art project are where you want to be, and you can spend the morning colouring some paper and climbing up and down the slides.
Then, at 1 pm, Port Moody’s Mayor and Council will host a patriotic ceremony to celebrate our nation’s birthday. The 2017 winner of Tri-Cities Got Talent, Jada McKenzie-Moore, will lead everyone in singing O Canada.
But what’s Canada Day without tons of food? The festival organizers have it all prepared with shaved ice, baked potatoes, japadogs, and Portuguese sandwiches, just to name a few. There will also be a variety of craft beer vendors.
At 9:15 pm, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts take the stage as the headliners. Additional entertainers will include Toy Zebra, Rocky Jr And the C4D Band, and The Squares Barbershop Quartet.
So, bring a blanket, sit on the lawn, and enjoy some live music, all while celebrating 151 years of our beautiful country.
For more information on the festival, or to get involved as a volunteer, visit the festival’s website.
When: July 1
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park — 2800 Murray Street
Price: By donation