Canada Day in Surrey is celebrated on July 1 at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with a carnival midway, entertainment and family-friendly activities.
In 2022 Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations featured in-person activities at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre. The event takes place at the same location on July 1st in 2023.
Below are topics of information you’ll find in this article regarding Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations.
Where & When | Canada Day Activities | Amusement Rides | Live Entertainment | Fireworks | Other Information
Click any of the above links to jump to a specific topic, or continue reading to learn all about Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations.
Canada Day in Surrey
One of the largest Canada Day events in the Lower Mainland, the Surrey celebrations are especially popular with young families during the day and people of all ages at night.
Highlights of Canada Day in Surrey include the amusement rides and fireworks every year.
Except for the rides, the festivities are free!
Where and When
Surrey Canada Day celebrations are at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre which is located at 17728 64th Avenue by the Cloverdale Fairgrounds at the corner of 176th Street & 64th. The venue is a nice large grassy field, which makes it a perfect place for the carnival rides and free outdoor concerts.
In 2022 the event happened from 10:00 am until about 10:30 pm. Live entertainment ran throughout the day and the fireworks took off at about 10:15 pm. 2023 event details are to be confirmed.
TIP: If it’s a sunny day take lots of sunscreen, water and a hat as it can be hot and there isn’t a lot of shade.
Surrey Canada Day Activities
Activities at Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations normally include carnival rides, kids’ activities, vendor and community information stalls, live entertainment and the evening’s fireworks.
At the 2022 Surrey Canada Day event there were numerous tents and vendor stalls spread out over the lawns of the venue. There were also food trucks, market vendors, community organization stalls and activities for children.
The Surrey Canada Day event is especially good for young families. In 2022 there was a Kid’s Zone venue with crafts and family-friendly activities, and a Toddler Town with a play area for parents and their little folks.
At the venue in 2022 there was also a sports zone, Indigenous Village area and more. There was something for every age!
Canada Day Amusement Rides
Canada Day in Surrey is one of the few July 1st events in the Lower Mainland that features serious carnival-style amusement rides.
Other Canada Day event venues might have bouncy castles and inflatable slides for little kids, but in Surrey there’s usually a Ferris Wheel, the Zipper and Zero Gravity, among other attractions.
Tickets for the amusement rides at Surrey’s 2022 Canada Day event cost about $1.50 and rides required between three and seven tickets each. Books of 20 tickets were also available for $30, and books of 40 cost $50. All-day wristbands weren’t available.
On July 1st, 2022, the midway opened at 10:00 am and continued until 10:15 pm (so just before the fireworks). 2023 details are to be confirmed.
Amusement Ride Tips
TIP #1: To avoid the longest lineups, hit the rides early in the day. By the afternoon the place is pretty busy!
TIP #2: Ride tickets are non-refundable, so be sure to use them up well before the fireworks start at the end of the day.
TIP #3: If you find you can’t use up all your tickets, it’s good to know that the tickets don’t expire. You can use them again next year, or at a Shooting Stars Amusements event at another time (like at the Abbotsford Agrifair in August on the BC Day Long Weekend).
Canada Day Live Entertainment
There is lots of live entertainment at Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations most years.
In 2022 there were multiple stages with live entertainment, including the Main Stage, Siam Stage, Community Stage, Barn Stage and Kid’s Stage.
Performers in 2022 included Arkells, Shawnee Kish, Haviah Mighty and many more. The entertainment schedule for each stage last year is listed below. Some of the performers in 2023 include Broken Social Scene, Crowd Lands, Neon Dreams, PIQSIQ and many more. The full lineup and performance times are to be confirmed.
Main Stage (2022)
- 11:00 am – Diamonds In The Rough
- 1:00 pm – The Oot & Oots
- 1:30 pm – O Canada & Opening Ceremonies (with the Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band and Ashley Pater)
- 2:00 pm – Ashley Pater
- 2:30 pm – Git Hayetsk Dancers
- 3:30 pm – Mikey Jose
- 4:20 pm – En Karma
- 5:10 pm – Old Soul Rebel
- 5:40 pm – DJ Marvel
- 6:05 pm – Haviah Mighty
- 7:20 pm – Cultural Sharing with Land-Based Nations
- 7:50 pm – Shawnee Kish
- 8:30 pm – DJ Marvel
- 9:00 pm – Arkells
- 10:15 pm – Fireworks
Siam Stage (2022)
- 11:30 am – Kwel Eng Sen Dancers
- 12:00 pm – Residential School Survivor Honouring Ceremony
- 12:30 pm – JJ Lavallee
- 2:00 pm – Teon Gibbs
- 3:00 pm – Renae Morriseau and Adrian Glynn
- 4:00 pm – Git Hayetsk Dancers
- 4:50 pm – The Big Shiny Band
- 5:40 pm – Babylung
The Barn Stage (2022)
- 2:00 pm – Syd Carter West
- 3:00 pm – Adewolf
- 4:00 pm – Syd Carter West
- 5:00 pm – Kyle Hensby & The Rowdy Spurs
- 6:00 pm – Jasmine Bharucha
- 7:00 pm – PLAYLIST
- 8:00 pm – Tanner Olsen Band
Community Stage (2022)
- 11:00 am – Pleasant Trees
- 12:00 pm – Pat Chessell
- 1:00 pm – Glisha
- 2:00 pm – Yvonne Kushe
- 3:00 pm – Songpati Latin Band
- 4:00 pm – Ashley Pater
- 5:00 pm – Michaela Slinger
- 6:00 pm – M’Girl
- 7:00 pm – FKA Rayne
Kids’ Stage (2022)
- 11:00 am – Norma McKnight
- 11:30 am – Matt Henry
- 12:30 pm – Kung Jaadee
- 1:00 pm – Norma McKnight
- 2:00 pm – The Oot & Oots
- 2:30 pm – Kung Jaadee
- 3:00 pm – Norma McKnight
- 4:00 pm – The Oot & Oots
Dance Stage (2022)
- 12:40 pm – Natasha presents: The Get Down Hip Hop Dance Battle
- 3:40 pm – J-Editz: Decibel Entertainment
- 4:40 pm – Natasha presents: The Get Down Hip Hop Dance Battle Final
- 5:40 pm – J-Editz: Decibel Entertainment
Surrey Canada Day Fireworks
Surrey is one of a few places in the Lower Mainland where you can see Canada Day fireworks. The pyrotechnics start at 10:15 pm each year and although not quite as extensive as the displays at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver, they are always still impressive.
To learn more about the event at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, click Canada Day in Surrey.
For details about July 1st events in other parts of the Lower Mainland, see Metro Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations.
And for other events at other times of the year, see Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- The City of Surrey
- Vancouver Summer Activities
- The Fraser Valley
- Vancouver on a Budget
- Vancouver Activities for Children