Located an hour north of Vancouver, Squamish celebrates Canada Day on July 1st with a new Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Squamish Together event in downtown.
In addition to the main Squamish Canada Day event below, the nearby Britannia Mine Museum also offers live music and other activities on July 1st.
Canada Day Events in Squamish
In previous years, Canada Day celebrations in Squamish featured a parade, opening ceremony and other activities. However, a new event happened on July 1st in 2023.
Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Squamish Together featured live music, cultural performances and food trucks. There was also an art-themed market at Cleveland Avenue and Junction Park this past year. You could expect to see all kinds of art, textiles, ceramics and clothing on sale.
At the 2023 event children could also enjoy face painting, balloon art and other family-friendly activities. For adults, there was a Backcountry Brewing beer garden between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.
2023 Entertainment Schedule
Live performances on July 1st this past year started at 10:00 am and continued until the evening. The full schedule is listed below. Exact details were subject to change.
- 10:00 am – DJ Praiz
- 10:55 am – IRA Pettle
- 11:45 am – Alex Wells Hoop Dancing
- 12:00 pm – Welcoming Ceremony and Mayors Address
- 12:20 pm – Welhtima Kexwusem Song & Dance Band
- 12:45 pm – DJ Praiz
- 1:10 pm – Ant Hill Kids
- 2:00 pm – Little City, Big Sound
- 2:45 pm – Sikh Self-Defence Display
- 3:05 pm – Sea to Sky Dance Collective
- 3:30 pm – Will Ross
- 4:30 pm – The Hairfarmers
For more information about the Squamish event on July 1st and other dates, see the Downtown Squamish BIA website.
For a list of similar events in other parts of the Lower Mainland, click Canada Day in Metro Vancouver.