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Surrey Canada Day Celebrations

Surrey's Virtual Canada Day in 2020

Canada Day in Surrey is celebrated on July 1 at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with a carnival midway, entertainment and family-friendly activities.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Surrey hosted a virtual event on July 1st in 2020. The event was similar in 2021, with virtual celebrations on YouTube and Facebook.

In 2022 Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations return with in-person activities at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre.


Royal Canadian Circus


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!


Canada Day in Surrey


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 runs from 10:00 am until about 10:30 pm. Live entertainment runs throughout the day and the fireworks take off starting at about 10:15 pm.

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.


Canada Day Kids World Area
Kids World on Canada Day


Surrey Canada Day Activities

Activities at Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations include carnival rides, kids’ activities, vendor and community information stalls, live entertainment and the evening’s fireworks.

At the Surrey Canada Day event there are numerous tents and vendor stalls spread out over the lawns of the venue. There are also food trucks, market vendors, community organization stalls and activities for children.

The Surrey Canada Day event is especially good for young families. There’s a Kids Zone venue with crafts and family-friendly activities, and a Toddler Town with a play area for parents and their little folk.

At the venue there is also a sports zone, Indigenous Village area and more. There is something for every age!


Royal Canadian Circus



The Royal Canadian International Circus is in Richmond over the Canada Day long weekend from June 30th until July 3rd. A week earlier, from June 23rd to 26th, it’s in Surrey at the Cloverdale fairgrounds.

This circus is a really good one! It’s also not expensive. And it’s even less expensive if you use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES. If you do that you can get two general admission tickets for the price of one!


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 Canada Day event cost about $1.50 and rides require between 3 and 7 tickets each. Books of 20 tickets are also available for $30, and books of 40 cost $50. All-day wristbands are not available.

On July 1st, 2022, the midway opens at 10:00 am and continues until 10:15 pm (so just before the fireworks).


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 Carnaval Rides
Shooting Star Amusement Rides


Canada Day Live Entertainment

There is lots of live entertainment at Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations most years.

There are multiple stages with live entertainment at the Surrey Canada Day event, including the Main Stage, Siam Stage, Community Stage, Barn Stage and Kid’s Stage.

Performers in 2022 include Arkells, Shawnee Kish, Haviah Mighty and many more.

For an idea of what the schedule might look like in 2022, below is the schedule from the 2019 event.


Main Stage (2019)

  • 11:00 am – Matt Henry: a juggler and entertainer
  • 12:00 pm – Jessie Farrell: a Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1:00 pm – Raincity: a female-led Funk band
  • 1:30 pm – O Canada & Opening Ceremonies (with the Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band and Ashley Pater)
  • 2:00 pm – Ashley Pater: a 15-year-old Vancouver-based singer-songwriter
  • 2:30 pm – The Wild Moccasin Dancers: a First Nations dance group
  • 3:30 pm – Aché Brasil: a Brazilian dance group
  • 4:30 pm – Her Brothers: a Vancouver trio of brothers
  • 5:30 pm – Buckman Coe: a local Soul band
  • 6:30 pm – The Hip Show: a Canadian Tragically Hip tribute band
  • 7:30 pm – Bif Naked: a Canadian singer-songwriter with a JUNO nomination for best album of the year
  • 8:55 pm – Marie Hui
  • 9:00 pm – Our Lady Peace: a JUNO Award-winning Canadian Rock band
  • 10:30 pm – Fireworks


Surrey Canada Day Main Stage
Surrey Canada Day Main Stage


Rodeo Stage (2019)

  • 11:00 amPat Chessell and the Swingin’ Teardrops
  • 12:00 pm – The Heels
  • 1:00 pmBen Klick
  • 2:00 pm – Pat Chessell & the Swingin’ Teardrops: a Vancouver-based Celtic band
  • 3:00 pm – Shylo Sharity:  a singer-songwriter from Fort Langley BC
  • 4:00 pm – The Heels: an all-female Country trio from North Vancouver
  • 5:00 pm – Dave Hartney: a Canadian Country music singer


Free Events and Activities in July


Tim Hortons Maple Leaf Stage (2019)

  • 11:30 amWild Mocassins
  • 12:40 pm – VanCity Bhangra: a Bhangra dance group
  • 2:00 pm – Sam the Astronaut
  • 3:00 pm – Asi Somos: a band playing Folk music originating from Venezuela
  • 4:00 pm – Ben Klick: a multi-talented Country music singer
  • 5:00 pm – Star Captains: a Vancouver-based band
  • 6:10 pmNylez k


The Wild Moccasin Dancers in Surrey
Wild Moccasin Dancers


Kids’ Stage (2019)

  • 11:00 amNorma McKnight
  • 11:30 am – Rockin’ Robin: a live musical performance starring Robin Redcoat and her animal friends
  • 12:00 pm – Cosmo Circus
  • 12:30 pmMatt Henry
  • 1:00 pmNorma McKnight
  • 2:00 pmCosmo Circus
  • 2:30 pmRockin’ Robin
  • 3:00 pmNorma McKnight
  • 4:00 pmJessie Farrell


Strawberry Tea (2019)

  • 11:00 amKwel Eng Sen Dancers
  • 11:30 am – Top Line Vocal Collective: a non-denominational Pop choir
  • 12:05 pm – Singing of O Canada
  • 12:20 pmBeauty Shop Dolls: a trio singing songs ranging from 1920’s classics to 1960’s hits
  • 1:00 pmClassic Steps 
  • 1:45 pm – The Piano Men: the dueling piano duo of Richard Sera & Andre Kunkel


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 and although not quite as extensive as the displays at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver, they are always still impressive.


Canada Day Events


Other Information

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.

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