Canada Day at Edmonds Park

Burnaby celebrates Canada Day on July 1 at Burnaby Village Museum, Edmonds Community Centre and at Civic Square in various ways and different times.

Burnaby used to have Canada Day activities at Swangard Stadium. That’s where the fireworks and night concerts happened in past years. Since 2023, however, instead of Swangard Stadium, “Streetfest on Central” is new and included activities at Civic Square, Central Park and along Central Boulevard. Central Park was also where the fireworks took place this past year.


Click any of the following to jump to a specific Burnaby Canada Day venue, or continue reading to learn about all of Burnaby’s annual Canada Day celebrations:

Burnaby Village | Edmonds Plaza | Civic Square & Central Park


July 1st in Burnaby

Canada Day celebrations at Burnaby Village usually run from about 11:00 am to 4:30 pm and make for an entertaining time to visit the historic outdoor museum.

Festivities at Edmonds Plaza and Park are fairly small and simple, and typically run from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

The largest celebrations used to happen at Swangard Stadium. Since 2022, the evening festivities in Burnaby have moved to Civic Square, Central Boulevard and Central Park.

All three of the above events are free. Take your pick!


Burnaby Village Main Street
Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum


Canada Day at Burnaby Village

Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum is celebrated on Monday, July 1st in 2024. Festivities usually runs from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm. They include face painting, interesting displays, live entertainment and cupcakes.

Entertainment at Burnaby Village is free, fun and educational. Burnaby Village Museum is also a great place to explore on a regular day, so all the extra activities make July 1st an especially fine day to visit.


Entertainment at Burnaby Village

Below was last year’s entertainment schedule for the Vorce Stage at Burnaby Village. The schedule will likely look similar in 2024, although exact details are to be confirmed.

  • 11:05 am – Land Acknowledgement and Coastal Wolf Pack
  • 12:00 pmJourney into Rhythm with Robin Layne
  • 2:00 pm – Official Remarks
  • TBC – Mohammed Assani (Sitar Duo)
  • 3:50 pm – Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

The schedule for the Orchard Stage on Canada Day was as follows:

  • 11:25 am – Jessica Yue (Chinese Fan and Ribbon Dance)
  • 12:15 pm – Rene Hugo y sus Amigos (Peruvian Ensemble)
  • 1:20 pm – Tian-Jin Formation Drums
  • 3:00 pm – Sudnya Dance Academy

Burnaby Village is located at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue just off Canada Way at the edge of Deer Lake Park.

TIP: Deer Lake is beautiful. Take a picnic to enjoy the park either before or after visiting Burnaby Village Museum. Also take good walking shoes for a stroll around the lake, and maybe even your swimsuit for paddling at the beach.

For more information about the museum, click Burnaby Village.

For further details about the July 1st event, click Burnaby Village on Canada Day.


Band Stand at Burnaby Village
Burnaby Village on Canada Day


Canada Day at Edmonds Plaza

Canada Day in the Plaza at Edmonds Community Centre is usually a fairly simple affair. The festivities take place from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm at 7433 Edmonds Street.

Last year’s event featured arts and crafts, games, live entertainment, and more. Canada Day events in 2024 will likely be similar, although exact details are to be confirmed.. For an idea of what to expect, listed below was the stage entertainment schedule from 2022.

  • 11:00 am – Opening Ceremony
  • 11:30 am – Traditional Thai Dancers
  • 11:50 am – Kavital Dance School
  • 12:20 pm – Rainshadow
  • 1:00 pm – Stephen Scaccia
  • 1:30 pm – Deborah Baker from Squamish Nation
  • 2:00 pm – Rainshadow


Langley's Canada Day Party


Canada Day at Civic Square & Central Park

Swangard Stadium is where the after-party to the Canada Day festivities took place in previous years. In 2023 the evening of fun was held at Burnaby Civic Square, Central Park, and along Central Boulevard.

The free event runs from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm and features free concerts and a firework display. Last year, there were multiple stages with live performances. There were also demonstrations, games, interactive displays, and other things to do.

The 2023 entertainment schedule for the main stage in Central Park is listed below.

  • 6:30 pm – The Boom Booms
  • 7:30 pm – Shawnee Kish
  • 8:45 pm – Speeches and Welcome
  • 9:00 pm – LIGHTS
  • 10:15 pm – Fireworks

Central Boulevard is where you’ll find roving entertainers and pop-up musicians. Performers this past year included Chris Ho, Girl A Girl B, Leah Barley, Wilson-Gibbons Duo, and the Cat Murphy Band. The family area in Civic Square featured another stage for kids.

The 2023 Kids’ Stage schedule is listed below.

  • 6:30 pm – Ginalina’s Folk Fusion Band
  • 8:00 pm – Mariachi Los Dorados
  • 9:00 pm – Chrystal Torch Circus Light Show

TIP: Arrive early for the event to improve your chances of finding parking, and then go explore the park’s forested trails. Take a picnic, and maybe even your swimsuit for a swim in the Central Park outdoor pool.


More information

To learn more about Canada Day in Burnaby, see the City of Burnaby‘s website.

For Canada Day events elsewhere in Metro Vancouver, check out Canada Day in the Lower Mainland.

For other major events in the Lower Mainland at different times of the year, check out the Festivals and Events Calendar.

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