Best food events happening in Metro Vancouver on Canada Day 2019

Jun 25 2019, 7:00 am

It’s hard to believe it, but Canada Day is just around the corner already.

And what better way to celebrate your national pride on July 1 than to eat and drink to your heart’s content on our beloved country’s birthday?

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While there will be awesome parties, parades, and firework displays all around town, loads of restaurants will also stay open to offer some awesome Canada Day food specials and just amazing culinary events in general.

We have put together a list of amazing places to get your Canada Day eats and drinks.

Bring your friends, family, and get into the red-and-white holiday spirit!

Grounds For Coffee Maple Syrup Buns


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Grounds For Coffee will be bringing back their much-adored maple syrup buns for Canada Day long weekend. You can also enter their contest to win a six-pack for you and your bun buds.

When: June 28 to July 1
Where: Ground For Coffee Kits – 2565 Alma Street, Vancouver; Ground For Coffee Commercial – 2088 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Port Moody Golden Spike Days Food Trucks

A number of food trucks and snack-food vendors will be on site on Canada Day during Port Moody’s Golden Spike Days celebration. Items for sale will include flavoured shaved ice, fresh lemonade, mini doughnuts, ice cream, and a variety of ethnic and North American festive-style foods.

When: July 1 from 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park — 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody

Great Canadian BBQ at H2 Rotisserie & Bar


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Enjoy the Great Canadian BBQ at H2 on July 1 prepared and served outdoors (weather permitting). The menu will offer 25 choices like sushi, build-your-own grilled corn, grilled Pacific salmon, and more. There will be an acoustic live performance throughout the afternoon as well.

When: July 1 from noon to 5 pm
Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $45

Grouse Mountain Canada Day 2019

Celebrate Canada at the peak of Vancouver this year. After you conquer the Grouse Mountain Trail, stop by their Canada Day barbecue or grab a BeaverTail, some classic poutine, or an ice cold beer at their mountaintop plaza beer garden. The Canada Day BBQ and Mountaintop Beer Garden runs from 11:30 am to 5 pm.

When: July 1 from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Grouse Mountain — 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

Steveston Salmon Festival

Steveston Salmon Festival

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Steveston Salmon Festival presented by YVR is Richmond’s marquee Canada Day Celebration. The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the rich heritage of the community. The festival is famous for its salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. A Canada Day Parade through historic Steveston village kicks off the festival.

When: Monday, July 1 from 10 am to 10:30 pm
Where: 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Price: FREE, salmon BBQ $16 per plate

Canada Day at the Cannery

At 12 noon, enjoy cake (while supplies last) and celebrate the 125th ‘Canniversary’ since the historic cannery was built in 1894. Look for face-painting, caricatures, and snack vendors, as well as performances throughout the day at the Salmon Festival’s Celebration Stage in front of the Cannery.

When: July 1 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Price: FREE

Surrey Canada Day Food Trucks


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Surrey Canada Day is Western Canada’s biggest Canada Day celebration. It will be hosted at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with a carnival midway, entertainment, and family activities. There will also be more than 20 food trucks, with options ranging from donairs to bacon sandwiches.

When: July 1 at 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre — 17728 64th Avenue, Surrey
Price: FREE

Canada Day Long Weekend Party at CRAFT

CRAFT will be featuring all-Canadian beer flights, poutine, and Caesars, plus live DJs, and birthday festivities.

When: June 29 to July 1
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

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