Plan the ultimate backyard Canada Day BBQ

Jun 30 2020, 11:00 am

With Canada Day celebrations staying close to home this year, why not bring the party to your backyard with a BBQ for those in your bubble?

Log on to to stream live entertainment from noon to 7 pm from musicians, singers, and artists who would normally take the stage during the Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day outdoor celebration. It’s an opportunity to watch virtually and show your national pride while keeping it local and getting together with family or friends within your close circle.

Here are some suggestions for places to pick up party supplies close to home, while supporting Coquitlam businesses. Remember: many local retailers may be closed on July 1, so contact them in advance to make your bookings and arrange pickup.

Local Suggestions and Offers

Check out these Canada Day offerings from local businesses.

Beanery Coffee House and Eatery: Kick-start your day with one of their Canada Day features like a cinnamon maple latte or grab a classic Hawaiian pizza or pulled pork sandwich to enjoy at home.

Coffee+Vanilla: Get your Canada Day s’mores package now. These delicious bite-size pastries are made in-house at their store in Austin Heights.

C Market Roastery & Kitchen: Grab your $15 special Canada Day deal – any gourmet sandwich, fries, and cookie. Perfect to enjoy from the comfort of your home while celebrating Canada Day.

Coquitlam Fit Boot Camp: Offering 28 days for $28. Work out and feel great this summer!

Dollar & Cents – Westwood Plateau Village: Celebrate Canada Day in style! Choose how you accessorize this national holiday for only $5.

Me-n-Ed’s Coquitlam: Order two medium pizzas, garlic bread, and a six-pack of pop or jug of pop for $48 plus tax (available until July 5).

Mr Mike’s Steakhouse: Buy a Mikeburger kit for your own backyard BBQ. They also have steaks and ribs available with their signature sauce. Available until July 5.

Rosemarie’s Treasures: Mention Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day to receive 10% off your purchase from June 25 until July 5. Some exclusions apply.

The Taphouse: Canada Day deals include 14 oz sleeves of Canadian draft for $4, bottles of Canadian $5 (plus tax), and half off all locally sourced Rossdown Chicken Wings.

Yoga Gen: Book one month for $50, including unlimited virtual classes and 10 studio classes (max. 3 Aerial / TRX).

Grab Take Out

Don’t feel like cooking? You’ll find plenty of local businesses offering takeout and delivery on Canada Day. Think pizza, fish and chips, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Greek, you name it …

Check out Visit Coquitlam’s Dining Out Map and filter the database of more than 300 restaurants by searching by category or key word.

Meat for the BBQ

Support these independent shops by picking up fresh cuts for the grill. Call ahead to ensure opening hours.

Hanin Meat: Located in Koreatown’s Hanin Village, #520 – 329 North Road, 604-492-3009.

Shin Han Meats: Located in Lougheed Village Shopping Centre, 403 North Road, 604-931-1550.

Shiraz Farm Market and Halal Meat: Halal lamb, beef, veal, chicken and sausage, with online purchases also available. Located in Burquitlam Plaza, #405 – 552 Clarke Road, 604-936-1881.

Urban Gate Deli: Specializing in a broad range of deli products and lamb selection. Located in City Centre at #102 – 1158 The High Street, 604-472-8888.

Party Snacks & Treats

What would Canada Day be without snacks? And don’t forget the red-and-white icing or maple leaf cocktail flags.

Clever Cupcakes: Always a fun option to bring smiles to faces. Located next to Coquitlam Centre at 109 – 2985 Northern Avenue, 604-942-2872.

Dairy Queen: Order your ice cream cake for a refreshing treat. They’re inside Coquitlam Centre on Pinetree Way, 604-464-5911.

Giancarlo Italian Deli: Ask for their deli platter. It won’t disappoint! At 1115A/B Austin Avenue, 604-931-0556.

Marble Slab Creamery: Order your ice cream cake online. They’re in Pinetree Village, near Chapters, 2991 Lougheed Highway, 778-285-7522.

Craft Beer for the Cooler

Feeling thirsty? Mariner Brewing offers keg rentals. Too much? Drop in to the taproom for takeaways. You’ll find them in City Centre, 1100 Lansdowne Drive, 604-467-4160.

Canadian Party Gear

No Canada Day party is complete without flags, t-shirts, and other red-and-white paraphernalia. Coquitlam Centre is a good place to start, where you’ll find numerous retailers selling clothing and party items.

You’ll also find party decorations at Party City or any of the local dollar stores, including ABC Dollar Store & Gifts, Dollarama, Dollar Tree, Your Dollar Store with More, and JJ ABC Store in Henderson Place Mall.

Need a cooler, lawn chairs or other outdoor gear? Try Canadian Tire.

For other suggestions, explore our businesses on

Get Your Wireless Speaker

You may want to amp up the volume during the live stream from your cellphone or laptop. You’ll find some great options at Best Buy or London Drugs, both in Coquitlam Centre.

Live (Virtual) Entertainment

The 12th annual Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day will be broadcast at The entertainment schedule includes:

  • 12:15 p.m.: Will’s Jams – Children’s music
  • 1:15 p.m. Heather Jolley Highland Dancers – Scottish dancing
  • 2 p.m.: Vitaly – Illusion and magic
  • 3 p.m.: Silk & Skins – Pan-Asian musical collaboration
  • 4 p.m.: Speed Control – Rock recording artists
  • 6 p.m.: Fame Art Dance – Iranian contemporary and folklore dance
  • 6:15 p.m.: The Heels – High-energy country

Take a Walk in the Park

Want to transfer the party to an outdoor space? Why not take advantage of the free WiFi available in many City parks? See the map at

Thank You 

The City of Coquitlam would like to thank the sponsors of its Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day event. Thank you to Hubcast Media, Flare Photography, Miss 604, The Tri-City News and The Georgia Straight. Also, high fives to our Summer Survey Partner, Coquitlam Centre. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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