Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day celebrations in Port Coquitlam include music, food, beverages and a fireworks finale out at Castle Park on July 1st.

Most of the festivities during last year’s Canada Day celebrations happened at Castle Park. The pancake breakfast and fishing derby, however, were at Lions Park.


Canada Day Celebrations in Port Coquitlam

After a couple of years of more muted celebrations due to the pandemic, July 1st festivities in Port Coquitlam were back in 2022 and again in 2023. In 2024, Canada Day festivities happen on Monday, July 1st.

2023’s events began early with a pancake breakfast at 8:00 am. Following that there was fishing, live music performances, plenty of food and drinks, and a fireworks show in the evening. These events will likely be the same in 2024 but with exact details to be confirmed.


Where and When

The day typically begins with the pancake breakfast in Lions Park hosted by the Lions Club from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The park is located at 2300 Lions Way. The day’s main festivities then take place in Castle Park which is at 2252 Castle Crescent, about five kilometres away.

The Castle Park events usually take place from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm. At last year’s celebrations, there was a free shuttle service set up on Canada Day to take riders from Port Coquitlam Station to Castle Park. This service may or may not happen again in 2024. Details are to be confirmed.


Canada Day Activities

As mentioned above, the day begins with a pancake breakfast in the park. There is then a fishing derby open to all and free for those under the age of 10.

At Castle Park, once the day’s main festivities get underway, there are a series of song and dance performances, food trucks, a beer garden, marketplace, art zone, game area, a spray park for the younger folks and a fireworks finale.

There were about six food vendors announced for the 2023 event including a lobster food truck as well as one serving Persian food. Food truck vendors for 2024 are to be confirmed. Four different breweries last year supplied the beer garden which was for those who were ages 19+.


Canada Day Events


Entertainment Schedule

Below was the schedule of performances for the 2023 Canada Day celebrations at Castle Park. (Note: Times and other details were subject to change.) The schedule will likely look similar for Canada Day festivities in 2024.

  • Miss Shauna – a local singer (at 12:20 pm)
  • Leadway – a local rock band (at 1:00 pm)
  • Side One – a cover band (at 1:40 pm and 4:00 pm)
  • Ache Brasil – music and dance (at 3:20 pm)
  • Royal Oak – a local band (at 5:50 pm)
  • Big Sugar – rock and reggae band (at 7:05 pm)
  • Chad Brownlee – well-known Canadian country music performer (at 8:40 pm)

The fireworks show began after sundown. Those who attended were encouraged to bring their own blankets for comfort to enjoy the show.


Other Information

For more information about the July 1st events, visit the City of Port Coquitlam website.

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