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Vancouver Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day Fireworks

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

They also normally take place in Coquitlam, Mission, Whistler and sometimes even Squamish too.

Live fireworks celebrations didn’t happen in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19. Some fireworks returned in 2022 and some are happening again on July 1st in 2023. This year they take place in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Steveston Village, Surrey and White Rock. There are no pyrotechnics at Canada Place this year, however, nor in a number of other communities where they have happened in previous years.



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 Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival in the lead up to the BC Day Long Weekend, click Metro Vancouver Fireworks Events.


North Shore Canada Day


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 Venues

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

(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 usually has a parade in the morning and then a festival with free concerts in the afternoon and evening of July 1st. In 2022 the fireworks started at 10:00 pm.

Unfortunately, the fireworks aren’t happening on July 1st in 2023. Instead, there’s a laser light show display at 10:00 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 Central Park.

In 2022 the July 1st fireworks happened in Central Park. The fireworks take place at the same location in 2023. This year’s fireworks blast off at 10:15 pm.

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. In 2022 the fireworks displays took place at Lafarge Lake starting at 10 o’clock. They take place at the same time and place in 2023.

Click Coquitlam on Canada Day for more information.


Canada Day Events in Metro Vancouver


Mission Canada Day Fireworks

The main Canada Day celebrations in Mission usually happen at Fraser River Heritage Park which is located at 7494 Mary Street. Family-friendly activities take place there in the morning and afternoon. The community then used to take a break over dinnertime before heading to Mission Raceway Park for fireworks which blasted off at 10 o’clock.

The fireworks didn’t happen in 2022, and they aren’t happening in 2023 either. Hopefully they’ll be back in 2024!

Click Canada Day in Mission or more information.


New Westminster Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day festivities usually take place at various times of the day at Queen’s Park, Westminster Pier Park and at the River Market at Westminster Quay. In years prior to COVID-19, the fireworks blasted off from the Fraser River near the Quay at around 10:00 pm.

It doesn’t look like there were any fireworks in New Westminster on July 1st in 2022. The fireworks don’t appear to be happening in 2023 either.

Click Canada Day in New Westminster for details.


Port Coquitlam Canada Day Fireworks

Port Coquitlam’s main Canada Day festivities happen at Castle Park between 12:00 pm and dusk. There is also a pancake breakfast at Lions Park earlier in the day.

The fireworks took place in 2022 and are happening again in 2023. See our article about July 1st in Port Coquitlam for details.


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 most years.

The Salmon Festival took place in 2022, but without any fireworks. Fortunately, the fireworks return in 2023 and 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 generally include amusement rides, outdoor concerts, fireworks and other family-friendly activities. The fireworks happened in 2022 and are blasting off again in 2023. This year, the display begins at 10:15 pm. The fireworks 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 used to take place around Canada Place in the late afternoon and evening of July 1st. There are usually live performances on multiple stages, as well as food trucks, sports activities and more.

In 2022 the celebrations didn’t include any fireworks. The event is happening again in 2023, but the fireworks have been permanently cancelled.

Click Canada Day at Canada Place for more details.


West Vancouver Canada Day Fireworks

Formerly called the Red & White Picnic, the Canada Day event in West Vancouver usually runs from around 2:00 until 9:00 pm. In previous years, the celebrations have included fireworks later at night.

There were Canada Day celebrations in 2022, but no fireworks. The celebrations are happening without fireworks once again in 2023.

Click July 1st in West Vancouver for information.


Whistler Canada Day Fireworks

Fireworks take place at the top of Whistler Mountain most years 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.

Note: It doesn’t appear that fireworks are happening at the resort in 2023. There weren’t any fireworks last year either. Hopefully they’ll be back again in the future.

See Whistler on Canada Day for more information about the July 1st event.


White Rock Canada Day Fireworks

White Rock Canada Day celebrations usually 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. The festivities happened without fireworks in 2022. Fortunately, the fireworks return on July 1st in 2023.

Click Canada Day by the Bay for details about White Rock’s Canada Day 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.

To learn about Canada Day events in British Columbia’s capital city, see the website VictoriasBestPlaces.com.




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