10 Canada Day fireworks celebrations in Metro Vancouver

Jun 27 2017, 2:39 am

This year’s Canada Day promises to be a special anniversary for our country and one of the most significant national celebrations in generations, and what better way to do that than with fire in the night sky?

Fireworks will conclude many major day-long festivities across the region commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and we’ve compiled a list of spectacular fireworks displays that will make you want to shout “O, Canada!”

Here are nine Canada Day 2017 fireworks celebrations happening around Metro Vancouver.

Surrey Canada Day

Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations is at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, and features performances from morning until midnight. The headliner this year is Hedley, which will be followed by fireworks.

  • Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176 Street & 64th Avenue, Surrey
  • When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10:30 pm.


The City of Burnaby will be letting off fireworks following a huge free concert at Swangard Stadium. The gates at Swangard open at 5 pm and the fireworks grand finale commences at dusk.

  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • When: July 1 – gates open at 5 pm, fireworks start at dusk


Coquitlam will be celebrating with a fireworks spectacular at 10 pm in Town Centre Park on Canada Day. Preceding that will be a free community festival with live music and food.

  • Where: Town Centre Park – Pipeline Road, Coquitlam
  • When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10 pm

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam’s Canada Day involves family friendly fun, along with a fireworks show at dusk.

  • Where: Castle Park – 2252 Castle Crescent, Port Coquitlam
  • When: July 1 – fireworks start at dusk


Delta will be showing off their fireworks prowess in Chalmers Park this Canada Day, following a full day event with crafts and food.

  • Where: 11400 76A Avenue, North Delta
  • When: July 1; 5:30 to 10:45 pm

White Rock

More than 25,000 people turn out each year to visit the waterfront on July 1. A day of fun is followed up with fireworks at dusk.

  • Where: Semiahmoo Bay, West Beach, White Rock
  • When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10:15 pm

New Westminster

Live music, kids activities and fireworks over the Fraser River are what you can expect at New Westminster’s Canada Day celebrations.

  • Where: Downtown New Westminster waterfront between River Market and the Inn by the Quay
  • When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10 pm

Canada Day in downtown Vancouver

Celebrate Canada’s birthday with the festivities in and around Coal Harbour. From headlining artists on the mainstage to citizenship ceremonies, take part in everything Canadian. And of course, don’t miss the fireworks.

  • Where: Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, and surrounding area
  • When: July 1 – fireworks at 10:30 pm

North Shore

Not only will the fireworks near Canada Place be visible to North Vancouver residents, but West Vancouver will have its own display off the shores of Ambleside as part of the twin display.

  • Where: John Lawson Park – 17th Street, West Vancouver
  • When: July 1 – fireworks start at 10:30 pm


You can head to the the historic Steveston waterfront later in the evening to bring your Canada Day to a magnificent end. Gaze up at the sky as it’s illuminated with a fireworks show presented by Dueck GM.

  • Where: Throughout Steveston Village, Richmond
  • Price: Free
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