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Port Moody Golden Spike Days on the Canada Day Weekend

Golden Spike Days

Golden Spike Days is a community event with live music and family-friendly activities at Port Moody‘s Rocky Point Park over the Canada Day Long Weekend.

The event happens again in 2024, running from June 29th until July 1st.


This article contains the following information about Golden Spike Days:

What to Expect | Entertainment Schedule | Tips & Advice | Other Information


Golden Spike Days & Canada Day in Port Moody

Canada Day is usually celebrated in Port Moody with the four-day Golden Spike Days festival at Rocky Point Park which is located on the water at 2800 Murray Street.

In 2023 Golden Spike Days took place from Friday, June 30th, until Monday, July 3rd. On the Friday it ran from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Then, on the Saturday and Sunday, the festival operated between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. Festivities ended on Monday, July 3rd, and ran from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. This year’s evenbt runs from June 29th to July 1st and will likely have the same operating hours as the year before.


North Shore Canada Day


What to Expect

At Port Moody’s Canada Day Weekend event you can expect to enjoy a variety of styles of live music, sample tasty Food Truck treats, and enjoy a cool one at the beer garden. Kids can enjoy Lego building, bouncy castles, and numerous unique and varied experiences.

Admission to Golden Spike Days is by donation with a minimum $5 suggested amount. Some of the activities may have a fee. Except for things like food and drink, however, most things are free!


Event Activities

There are plenty of things to do at Golden Spike Days. Expect to enjoy the Family Zone which features lumberjack shows, gold panning, Lego building, bouncy castles and educational activities. Fitness sessions for all are available as well, including morning and evening yoga by Yoga Generation and RVN Wellness, plus fitness training by F45.

Everyone can also enjoy the Tri Cities Got Talent performances and all the other live entertainment scheduled for the event each day.


Port Moody Ribfest


Beer Garden and Food Vendors

The beer garden at Golden Spike Days features beverages by breweries such as Moody Ales, Twin Sails, Parkside Brewery and Yellow Dog, all of which are local to Port Moody. Beverage tickets in 2023 cost about $8 each and will likely be comparable in 2024.

A number of food trucks and snack-food vendors are typically on-site throughout the weekend. Items for sale include fresh lemonade, pretzels, mini donuts, and a variety of ethnic and North American festival-style foods. Whether it’s your main meal you are looking for, or just a snack or treat, you’ll find it here at Golden Spike Days.


Rocky Point Park Music
Rocky Point Park


Entertainment Schedule

Live entertainment at Golden Spike Days includes free concerts by some big name musicians. It also includes performances by other great but lesser-known groups, plus dancers, lumberjacks and entertainers from the Tri Cities Got Talent competition.

Below was the entertainment schedule for Golden Spike Days in 2023. (Note: Exact details were subject to change.) 2024’s entertainment schedule is to be confirmed.


Friday, June 30th, 2023

  • 6:15 pm – 6:30 pmFirst Nations Ceremonies (Main Stage)
  • 6:30 pm – 6:50 pmCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 7:00 pm – 7:45 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 7:45 pm – 8:30 pmBarracuda: Heart-Zeppelin (Main Stage)
  • 9:15 pm – 9:45 pmBarracuda: Heart-Zeppelin (Main Stage)


Saturday, July 1st, 2023

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 amRegistration Tri Cities Got Talent (Main Stage)
  • 10:00 am – 11:45 amTri Cities Got Talent (Main Stage)
  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pmCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 12:15 pm – 12:45 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:45 pmOpening Ceremonies (Main Stage)
  • 1:45 pm – 2:00 pmSpike Driving (Family Area)
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pmLindbjerg Academy (Main Stage)
  • 2:30 pm – 2:50 pmCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 3:00 pm – 3:45 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 3:45 pm – 5:15 pmTri Cities Got Talent (Main Stage)
  • 5:15 pm – 5:35 pmCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 6:30 pm – 6:45 pmSpike Driving (Family Area)
  • 6:45 pm – 7:45 pmA Night of Bowie (Main Stage)
  • 8:30 pm – 10:00 pmHoneymoon Suite (Main Stage)


Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

  • 11:30 am – 11:50 amCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 12:45 pm – 2:15 pmTri Cities Got Talent Judges Choice (Main Stage)
  • 2:15 pm – 2:45 pmCoastal Sound Children’s Choir (Main Stage)
  • 2:45 pm – 3:05 pmCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pmWinnipeg Youth Chorus (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pmInlet Jazz Band (Main Stage)
  • 6:15 pm – 6:35 pmCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 6:45 pm – 7:30 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pmFamous Players Band (Main Stage)
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pmFamous Players Band (Main Stage)


Monday, July 3rd, 2023

  • 11:30 am – 11:50 am –  Can Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pmLaughing Loggers (Family Area)
  • 12:45 pm – 2:30 pmTri Cities Got Talent Finals (Main Stage)
  • 2:30 pm – 2:50 pmCan Can Dancers (Main Stage)
  • 3:30 pm – 4:20 pmThe Fab Fourever (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 pm – 5:50 pmThe Fab Fourever (Main Stage)
  • 5:50 pm – 6:15 pmWrap Up & Can Can Dancers (Main Stage)

For the full schedule, click the Golden Spike Days website.


Free Events and Activities in July


Tips & Advice

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most of your experience at Golden Spike Days.

TIP #1: Take a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  Be prepared to carry it a fair ways, though from your car.

TIP #2: Arrive really early if you hope to find parking anywhere remotely near the venue.

TIP #3: Don’t forget to take your sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and water bottle, especially if it’s hot and sunny.

TIP #4: If you have bicycles or want a nice walk, consider parking near the Port Moody Rec Centre and cycle or walk the trails back to Rocky Point Park.

TIP #5: If you like the park and the music you hear, consider going back on another Sunday afternoon in July or August. Port Moody Summer Sundays is a free event that takes place weekly and features great bands.


Other Information

For more information about the Canada Day Weekend celebrations at Rocky Point Park, check out the Golden Spike Days website.

To learn more about the venue and surrounding area, click Port Moody or Rocky Point Park.

For a list of other places to celebrate the July long weekend, click Metro Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations.

For a list of other events in June and July, or throughout the year, check out Vancouver’s June Calendar, July Calendar or Festivals & Events Calendar.