Before the fireworks burst over the Burrard Inlet, head down to Waterfront Park in North Vancouver for a bunch of great, family-friendly celebrations.
Time: 10 a.m.
Hosted by the Celebrate North Shore society, the North Shore Canada Day Parade features floats from all around the North Shore community, as well as the Royal Canadian Legion and Cadet Branches. The parade is only in its second year, so go out and support what is quickly becoming an institution of the community.
A full list of floats is still in the works, and will route info will be posted on the North Shore Canada Day Parade website.
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: 325 Esplanade Avenue
Waterfront Park’s Maintage will feature eight acts throughout the day, as well as traditional blessing from representatives of the Squamish First Nations and the national anthem sung by the MoTones Quartet.
The event will also feature an Artisans Craft Market where you can pick up handmade items from local artisans, a food court featuring some of the best food trucks in Vancouver, and games and activities for kids and adults alike.
Time: 4:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m.
Location: John Lawson Park, 17th Street and Bellevue Avenue
Join the people of West Vancouver in John Lawson Park for fun, food, family, and friends. Bring a packed lunch for the whole family or hit up some of the food vendors that will be on location.
At 10:30 p.m enjoy the two simultaneous fireworks displays taking place over the Burrard Inlet.