Free Canada Day Events Vancouver

Activities and Attractions

Music and Entertainment

Visit the Featured Performances page for details on the entertainers.

Citizenship Ceremony

Join Global BC and thousands of spectators as 60 new Canadians are granted their citizenship. Already Canadian? You can take part in the Canadian Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony to remind yourself what it means to be a citizen of our great nation.

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Great Canadian Invention Zone

Highlighting our greatest inventions with everything from the telephone to newsprint to the BlackBerry to Basketball, this gallery experience will provide you with a unique and fun perspective on our country’s most recognizable inventions.  Create your own crafts or play an activity inspired by great Canadian inventions.

Extreme Sports Show

Watch BMX bikers, Trial riders and Skateboarders bring our Canada Day celebration to the next level. These extreme sports athletes will take you on an exciting ride high into the sky.

Port Metro Vancouver Zone

Port Metro Vancouver’s Zone welcomes you to celebrate Canada and our country’s most diversified and largest Port. Learn about the importance of trade, the Port’s green efforts, how the Port operates day to day, meet Salty the seagull, and more. Visit the Discovery Centre to learn more about Canada’s largest and busiest Port.

Harbour Green Park

Bouncy castles, face painting, a water park and much more, all within a magical and fantastical park setting.

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Canada's Army, Navy & Air Force

Being a helping and caring nation: part of what Canada is all about. We're proud to partner with the Canadian Forces to bring you incredible displays and exhibits from our Navy, Army and Air Force – our heros! Stroll through engaging displays, use a metal detector, take a free tour of the Royal Canadian Navy Orcas in Harbour Green Park, and learn from members of our Forces.

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5th Annual Canada Day Parade

The 5th Annual Canada Day Parade starts at the corner of Georgia and Broughton Streets. This free community event features more than 60 dynamic entries and recognizes diversity, multiculturalism, freedom and the special bond that connect all Canadians. Look for the Vancouver Canucks “Fin”, the BC Lions, our friends from Hawaiian Punch, and more.

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Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show

This unique multi-community event draws people and numerous communities together to celebrate Canada. This two-barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza lights up the sky and is visible from numerous locations in Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, West Vancouver and North Vancouver.

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Fireworks Viewing Zone

Supporting Strathcona Community Centre's Food Security for Children program, fireworks viewers can save their spot in a reserved area with unobstructed views of the Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks and easy access to washrooms. All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the charity.

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Beer Taste

Did you know that one of the main reasons that Canadian beer tastes different from American beer is that Canadian beer contains more malt barley and American beer contains more corn?


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