The Vancouver Canada Day Video showcases some of the best places to be on the July 1st weekend including events with free concerts and fireworks.
The video features Canada Day festivities on the North Shore and in Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, Richmond and Vancouver.
For more details, and for information on other July 1st venues too, click Canada Day in Metro Vancouver. For the video, and information on events featured in it, see below.
Lower Mainland Canada Day Events Video
The following video features scenes of major Canada Day celebrations taking place across the Lower Mainland.
The video starts in North Vancouver and then goes to West Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock and Richmond. Next are Canada Day events on Granville Island, in Yaletown and around Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
Note: In 2019 the free outdoor concerts at David Lam Park take place on the Saturday and Sunday of June 29th and 30th, so not on Canada Day itself.
Obviously there are more great Lower Mainland Canada Day events than just those featured in the above video. Locations included are simply some of our favourites, the largest and ones we’ve visited in the past couple of years.
Below is more information about the Canada Day events showcased in the above video including their free concerts and fireworks details. For more information about these as well as other July 1st events, click Canada Day in Metro Vancouver.
Canada Day in North Vancouver
Featured at the start of the Vancouver Canada Day Video are North Vancouver’s family-friendly celebrations at Waterfront Park and views of the evening fireworks in Burrard Inlet.
North Vancouver’s Canada Day celebrations begin with a parade in the morning followed by one of the Lower Mainland’s best family-friendly Canada Day community events at Waterfront Park.
For more details on the North Shore events, click North Vancouver on Canada Day.
Canada Day in West Vancouver
Canada Day celebrations in West Vancouver take the form of the Red & White Picnic at John Lawson Park. This year the annual event runs from around 2:00 until 10:30 pm.
Red & White Picnic activities include live music and entertainment all afternoon and fireworks in the evening at around 10:30.
For more information about the Red & White Picnic click Canada Day in West Vancouver.
Canada Day in Burnaby
Canada Day celebrations in Burnaby take place in a couple of locations including Swangard Stadium and Burnaby Village.
The main party is at Swangard Stadium from 5:00 to 10:00 pm with free concerts, a family zone and fireworks blasting off at 10:00 pm.
Family-friendly Canada Day festivities also take place at Burnaby Village Museum from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm with old-fashioned games, kids’ activities and Canada Day birthday cupcakes.
For more information about these events, click Burnaby on Canada Day.
Canada Day in Surrey
Also featured in the Vancouver Canada Day Video are the free July 1st festivities at Surrey’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre. These are some of the Lower Mainland’s largest Canada Day celebrations and feature carnival amusement rides, live music, Indigenous performances and numerous family-friendly activities including, in some years, a giant 270-foot zipline and sports zone.
For more information about these events, click Canada Day in Surrey.
Canada Day in White Rock
July 1st festivities in White Rock are at the Canada Day by the Bay event with family-friendly activities along the waterfront from 10:00 am until 10:30 pm. Celebrations include family sandcastle-building contests, live music and evening fireworks.
For more details click Canada in White Rock.
Canada Day in Richmond
The main Canada Day celebrations in Richmond take place at Steveston Village in the form of the annual Steveston Salmon Festival. Festivities there start with a pancake breakfast followed by the parade beginning at 10 am.
In addition to amazing salmon barbecues, other festivities at the Steveston Village event include Japanese cultural performances, live music and all kinds of family-friendly activities.
For more information about Richmond’s July 1st Salmon Festival celebrations, click Steveston Village on Canada Day.
Canada Day in Vancouver
The Vancouver Canada Day Video showcases July 1st celebrations in three parts of the City of Vancouver – at David Lam Park, Granville Island and Canada Place.
Granville Island & David Lam Park Concerts
The Vancouver International Jazz Festival takes place in Vancouver from the last week or so of June until the first weekend in July. On the Canada Day weekend free jazz concerts take place all over Granville Island and in Yaletown’s David Lam Park at the edge of False Creek.
Note: In 2019, because Canada Day is on the Monday, the free Jazz concerts at David Lam Park take place on the Saturday and Sunday just before Canada Day, so not on July 1st itself.
Click Jazz Festival Concerts for a list of what’s playing when during the festival.
Canada Day at Canada Place
British Columbia’s largest Canada Day festivities take place on and around Canada Place on July 1st. As shown in the video, crowds gather at the waterfront around Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre, as well as in Jack Poole Plaza and throughout the entire area.
Festivities run all day on July 1st, from around 11 am until after 10:00 pm.
The Canada Day fireworks from Canada Place are amazing! If you’re anywhere near Canada Place, expect to be surrounded by tens of thousands of other spectators! (Note: the Burrard Inlet pyrotechnics are also great to see from North Vancouver).
For more details on Vancouver’s largest July 1st celebrations, click Canada Day at Canada Place.
Canada Day at Granville Island
July 1st is an especially fun day to be at Granville Island. There is usually a parade, free Jazz concerts and lots of family-friendly things to see and do.
For more details about the above North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond and Vancouver Canada Day events, click the city in this sentence that you want information on. Or, for details about all of them plus other Lower Mainland venues, click Canada Day in Metro Vancouver.
For ideas on other things to do in July, see Vancouver’s July Calendar.
For a list of other major festivals and events in Metro Vancouver throughout the year, click Festivals & Events Calendar.