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Canada Day in New Westminster

Canada Day in New Westminster

In 2019 Vancouver celebrates Canada Day with the New Westminster Multicultural Festival, celebrations at Queen’s Park and fireworks at Westminster Quay.

New Westminster Canada Day Events

On July 1, 2019, there are Canada Day celebrations all over Metro Vancouver, including at the following three venues in New Westminster.

New Westminster Multicultural Festival

The Multicultural Festival takes place along the waterfront at Westminster Pier Park from 1:00 until 10:00 pm. It’s a free event with multicultural entertainment, ethnic foods, market vendors, dancing and community organization information booths.

Westminster Pier Park is located at #1 6th Street, so near where New Westminster’s giant red “W” sculpture can be found.

Westminster Pier Park
Westminster Pier Park

Canada Day at Queen’s Park

Canada Day celebrations also take place at Queen’s Park (at around 100 3rd Avenue) from 11:30 until 2:30 pm.

Queen’s Park is a beautiful park with walking trails, a flower garden, large playground, kids’ water play area and a petting zoo. On July 1st there is also live music in the bandstand as well as crafts and various family-friendly activities in the immediate area.

Music Lineup

Performers at the event in 2019 include GinaLina, the Seabillys and Disco Funeral.

For a sample of the entertainment to expect, the lineup for 2018 in Queen’s Park included the following:

See the City of New Westminster‘s website for more information.

Queens Park Canada Day Concert
Live Music on Canada Day

Fireworks & Festivities at Westminster Quay

New Westminster’s Hyack Festival Society hosts Canada Day festivities at the River Market at 810 Quayside Drive from 12:00 until 10:00 pm with fireworks at the end.

The event here includes live entertainment and market vendors on the top floor of the River Market.

The schedule of events and entertainment here in 2019 is the following:

  • 2:00 pmQuayside Voices
  • 3:00 pmBulgarian Treasure
  • 3:15 pm – Honourable Guard
  • 4:00 pmJeff Neufeld
  • 5:00 pmCarmina Bolinao
  • 6:00 pm – Chinese Ribbon Dance
  • 6:30 pmBarry Wilson
  • 8:00 pmNOVA SOL
  • 9:00 pmPeter Julian
  • 10:00 pm – Fireworks

See the Hyack Festival‘s website for more information.

Free Events and Activities in July

Other Information

For ideas about other things to do in the area, plus New West festivals at other times of the year, click New Westminster.

For a list of other July 1st events in other parts of the Lower Mainland, click Metro Vancouver on Canada Day.