Canada Day events to check out in Metro Vancouver this week

Jun 29 2020, 7:14 pm

On July 1, put on your favourite red T-shirt, grab a flag, and check out this selection of virtual and physically distant Canada Day events taking place around Metro Vancouver.

Physical-distancing events

Canada Day Drive-Thru at the Lynn Valley Legion

What: The Lynn Valley Legion will be hosting a Canada Day Drive-Thru during which participants can pick up a box of pancakes and a “party in a box.”

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 8 to 11 am
Where: Lynn Valley Legion – 1630 Lynn Valley Road
Admission: Free

The PNE’s drive-thru Canada Day celebration and parade

What: The PNE will be hosting a drive-thru Canada Day celebration and parade, which allows participants to order their favourite fair foods and a chance to decorate their cars with flags and Canadian-themed items.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 10 am to
Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 available online

Virtual Events

Abbotsford Canada Day

What: Abbotsford’s first virtual Canada Day will include a virtual pet parade, a community concert stage, and a number of recorded activities from the Fraser Valley Bandits and other community participants.

When: July 1 to 31, 2020
Time: All day with a 7 pm O Canada sing-a-long and virtual fireworks
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Canada Day House Party

What: Some of Canada’s top artists will be joining together for a unique, virtual festival experience. Performers include the Sam Roberts Band, Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip, Cadence Weapon, Dean Brody, and Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine.

The online event will benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association and viewers will have the opportunity to donate online or via text throughout the event.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 12 pm PST
Where: Online at Canada Day House Party
Admission: Free

Canada Day at Maple Ridge

What: On July 1, Maple Ridge will be celebrating with live performances, including Cross Parallel with Canadian country star Aaron Pritchett. There will also be a photo contest, a local convoy, and new citizenship awards.

When: July 1, 2020
Where: Online at Canada Day at Maple Ridge
Admission: Free

Canada Day in Richmond

What: Richmond’s virtual Canada Day celebration will include a Mayor’s address, a home parade, the singing of O Canada, and virtual fireworks.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: Activities will take place between 9:45 am and 10 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day at Home 

What: The City of Coquitlam is inviting residents to celebrate with their family at home. Their Canada Day celebration will include live music, dance, interactive activities, and more.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 1 to 7 pm
Where: City of Coquitlam website
Admission: Free

North Shore Virtual Canada Day 2020

What: The North Shore’s Canada Day celebration will celebrate local culture, people, places, and organizations. The family-friendly event includes performances by local musicians and personalities such as Melanie Dekker, Adam Woodall, The Benders, and North Shore Celtic Ensemble.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm PST
Where: Online at Rotary Club Lions Gate
Admission: Free

New Westminster’s Virtual Canada Day

What: New Westminster’s virtual celebration includes a bubble picnic, a Century House picnic kit, celebration kits, and a virtual fireworks show at 10 pm.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: An O Canada sing-along begins at 7 pm; a virtual fireworks shoe starts at 10 pm
Where: Participants will need to download the Snapd Hub App
Admission: Free

Surrey Canada Day

What: Surrey’s free, online celebration will be hosted and celebrated by Canadian Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser. Participants can expect musical and cultural entertainment, virtual tours, a rodeo tribute, and a virtual fireworks finale. 

When: July 1, 2020
Time: Family hour from 10:30 to 11:30 am; regular programming from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Viewable on Facebook and YouTube Live
Admission: Free of charge

Mission’s Canada Day 2020

What: A special Canada Day broadcast will stream live on the District of Mission’s Facebook page, including a national anthem, a flag-raising ceremony, and a number of musicians, dancers, and artists.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Online and on Facebook
Admission: Free

Virtual Canada Day at Langley

What: The Township of Langley’s virtual Canada Day celebration will include an O’Canada sing-a-long, contests and virtual activities, and a ceremony and performance by three-time Juno winner Jim Byrnes.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: Activities begin at 9 am; sing-a-long at 7 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

White Rock’s Canada Day at the Bay

What: Famous Country artists The Washboard Union will headline White Rock’s Canada Day at the Bay. Local favourite Ludic will open the evening, as well as comedian John Cullen.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Available on Facebook and YouTube
Admission: Free