July 1 marks Canada’s 148th birthday. With a ton of fun things going on in and around Metro Vancouver, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a way to celebrate in style.
If you’re looking for the biggest Canada Day celebration in Vancouver, look no further than Canada Place.
The family-friendly event will have something for everyone, including three stages with musical performers like Watasun, Hairfarmers and Hanna Georgas, food trucks, street hockey and live Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies. Check out their website for the complete list of events and performers.
If you’re looking to inject a little action into your Canada Day, come down the Strathcona Park for the Canada Day Jamboree. There will be DJ sets from over 20 of Vancouver’s best DJs, a 1-on-1 basketball tournament, tons of great food and drink, and an after party at Fortune Sound Club.
Time: noon to dusk
Location: Strathcona Park, 857 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver
What would Canada Day be without a parade? Starting at 7 p.m. at Broughton and West Georgia, the festivities will wind their way through downtown Vancouver, ending at West Hastings and Burrard. Make you get a prime viewing spot early.
Finishing off the evening’s events is a fireworks display presented by Coast Capital Savings. Two barges, one in Coal Harbour and the other in Dundarave in West Vancouver, will spark things off at 10:30 p.m.
A few suggested viewing spots are:
Harbour Green Park
Stanley Park (9 o’clock gun)
Keeping in mind the fireworks can’t be seen from English Bay or Kitsilano, and the view is limited from Jack Poole Plaza.
Canada Day Parade 2015 Vancouver Route