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Canada Day Fireworks in 2018

Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day fireworks take place on July 1st in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, SurreyVancouver, West Vancouver and White Rock.


For a list of general Canada Day events throughout the greater Vancouver region, click Canada Day in the Lower Mainland.

For information specifically about where to see fireworks on July 1st, see below.

And for information about fireworks-viewing opportunities at other times of the year, including the Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival in the lead up to the BC Day Long Weekend, click Metro Vancouver Fireworks Events.

Fireworks Displays on July 1st

The Lower Mainland loves its fireworks! Different communities have fireworks nights at different times of the year including at New Years, BC Day, Halloween and other special occasions, plus of course Canada Day.

Almost every city in the Lower Mainland has some kind of Canada Day event. Some have parades, most host family-friendly activities, and many (but not all) have evening fireworks.

2018 Canada Day Fireworks Venues

Below is a list of places you can watch Canada Day fireworks on July 1st in 2018.

(Note: Event details and fireworks times are subject to change.)

Abbotsford Canada Day Fireworks

The largest Canada Day celebrations in the Fraser Valley take place at Abbotsford Exhibition Park which is located at 32470 Haida Drive.

Abbotsford has a parade in the morning and then a festival with free concerts in the afternoon and evening. In 2018 the fireworks blast off at 10 pm.

Click Canada Day in Abbotsford for more information about the day’s events.

Burnaby Canada Day Fireworks

Burnaby has Canada Day events at Burnaby Village Museum, Edmonds Community Centre and at Swangard Stadium.

Swangard Stadium is where the fireworks take place in Burnaby. The free July 1st activities there include concerts beginning at 6:30 pm and fireworks finish the night at dusk.

The stadium is located at 3883 Imperial Street and the closest SkyTrain station is Patterson.

Click Canada Day in Burnaby for more information.

Coquitlam Canada Day Fireworks

Coquitlam celebrates July 1st with festivities at Town Centre Park which is located at 1299 Pinetree Way near the Lafarge Lake – Douglas SkyTrain Station.

Festivities in Coquitlam include live music and family-friendly activities. The fireworks displays happen at Lafarge Lake starting at 10 o’clock.

Click Coquitlam on Canada Day for more information.

Canada Day Events in Metro Vancouver

New Westminster Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day festivities take place at various times of the day at Queen’s Park, Westminster Pier Park and at the River Market at Westminster Quay. The fireworks though blast off from the Fraser River near the Quay at around 10 pm.

Click Canada Day in New Westminster for details.

Surrey Canada Day Fireworks

Surrey hosts one of the largest Canada Day events in Western Canada at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre area which is located at 17728 64th Avenue.

Festivities in Surrey include amusement rides, live concerts and family-friendly activities. The fireworks start at 10:30 pm and they are some of the Lower Mainland’s most impressive!

Click Surrey on Canada Day for more information.

Canada Day Fireworks in Burrard Inlet
Canada Day Fireworks by Canada Place

Vancouver Canada Day Fireworks

The region’s biggest and most famous Canada Day celebrations take place around Canada Place in the late afternoon and evening of July 1st.

The event at Canada Place won’t be as big as it has been in past years because, as of 2018, there is no longer a Canada Day parade. There are still free concerts and the fireworks are still impressive. Pyrotechnics start at around 10:30 pm and, at least most years, they last for up to 20 minutes.

Click Canada Day at Canada Place for more details.

West Vancouver Canada Day Fireworks

The Red & White Picnic is West Vancouver’s big July 1st event. It runs from around 4:30 until 10:30 pm and includes live music and evening fireworks. The fireworks blast off from a barge off the water at 10:30 pm and last for close to 20 minutes.

Click Red & White Picnic for information.

White Rock Canada Day Fireworks

White Rock Canada Day celebrations include sandcastle-building contests, live music and fun at the beach. The town’s Canada Day by the Bay event is free, runs from 10 am until 10:30 pm and is lots of fun.

Canada Day by the Bay finishes with fireworks in the water off the beach just east of the pier and giant landmark white rock at 10:15 pm.

Click Canada Day by the Bay for details about White Rock’s July 1st event.

Canada Day Events

Other Information

For more information about Canada Day events in the Lower Mainland click Canada Day in Metro Vancouver.

For details about other fireworks events at other times of the year, click Metro Vancouver Fireworks Events.

And for information about Vancouver’s most famous fireworks event which takes place in English Bay at the end of July and beginning of August, click Celebration of Light.