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Canada Day Fireworks

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

They also take place in other locations like Coquitlam, Mission, Whistler and Squamish too.


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.

Canada Day Fireworks Party Boat


Arguably the best place to watch Canada Day fireworks in Vancouver is from the water. And one of the best and most fun ways of doing that is on a party boat. Click Canada Day Fireworks Boat Party Vancouver 2019 or call 778-829-5245 for details.

2019 Canada Day Fireworks Venues

Below is a list of places you can watch Canada Day fireworks on July 1st in 2019.

(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. 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 around 6:30 pm. Fireworks finish the night at 10 pm.

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.

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Mission Canada Day Fireworks

The main Canada Day celebrations in Mission happen at Fraser River Heritage Park which is located at 7494 Mary Street. Family-friendly activities take place there all day, up until about 5 o’clock. The community then takes a break over dinnertime before heading to Mission Raceway Park for fireworks which blast off at 10 o’clock.

Click Canada Day in Mission or more information.

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 blast off from the Fraser River near the Quay at around 10 pm.

Click Canada Day in New Westminster for details.


Did you know that Lonsdale Quay and North Vancouver’s Shipyards are great places to watch the City of Vancouver’s Canada Day fireworks displays? It’s true. The views from the North Shore are beautiful, and there’s just a fraction of downtown Vancouver’s crowds!

To learn about what’s going on around North Vancouver’s waterfront on July 1st in 2019, click Lower Lonsdale on Canada Day.

Squamish Canada Day Fireworks

Squamish Canada Day activities include a morning parade, afternoon community festival and evening fireworks. In 2019 the fireworks take place at Brennan Park and live music that night is with The Paperboys.

Click Canada Day in Squamish to learn more.

Steveston Village Canada Day Fireworks

Richmond celebrates Canada Day with the Steveston Salmon Festival on July 1st. The event includes live music, family-friendly activities and a community barbecue. There are also fireworks at the waterfront this year. They blast off at 10:15 pm.

See our article about the Steveston Salmon Festival for more information.

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, outdoor concerts and family-friendly activities. The fireworks usually start at around 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 isn’t 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 though 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.

Canada Day Fireworks Boat Party

West Vancouver Canada Day Fireworks

The Red & White Picnic is West Vancouver’s big July 1st event. It runs from around 2:00 until 10:30 pm and includes live music and evening fireworks. The fireworks usually 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.

Whistler Canada Day Fireworks

Fireworks take place at the top of Whistler Mountain on July 1st. People can watch them from a distance from the village for free, or pay to go up the gondola and see them close up.

See Whistler on Canada Day for more information about the fireworks and the resort’s other July 1st events.

White Rock Canada Day Fireworks

White Rock Canada Day celebrations include live music, family-friendly activities and a community barbecue at the beach. The town’s Canada Day by the Bay event is free, runs from around 10:00 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.

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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.