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Top 5 Canada Day Events in Greater Vancouver


Canada Day is Monday, July 1, 2013.

Spending Canada Day in Vancouver? These top five events are the way to spend it.

1. Canada Day at Granville Island

Image Courtesy of Granville Island

What: Granville Island's huge Canada Day celebration includes a Parade, a Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast, an official Canada Day Ceremony, live jazz, performers, and MELA!, a South Asian cultural fair.
When: 8am - Midnight
Where: Granville Island

2. Canada Day at Canada Place - Waterfront Party & Canada Day Parade

Canada Day at Canada Place, Vancouver
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What: Canada Place hosts Downtown Vancouver's biggest Canada Day celebration with a Waterfront Party that includes live music and entertainment on three stages, followed by the annual Canada Day Parade. It also co-produces the Burrard Inlet Fireworks that are Number 3 on this list.
When: Waterfront Party: 10am - 6pm; Parade starts at 7pm
Where: Canada Place; Parade starts at the corner of Georgia Street & Broughton Street.

3. Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show

Image Courtesy of Canada Place Corporation

What: Cap off your Canada Day celebrations with this pyrotechnic extravaganza! Happening in Burrard Inlet, the 5th annual Fireworks Show will be visible from Downtown, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Vancouver's west side.
When: 10:30pm - 11pm
Where: Vancouver Downtown and west side

4. Canada Day at the Steveston Salmon Festival

Image Courtesy of Steveston Community Society / Steveston Salmon Festival

What: Steveston, Richmond's historic fishing village, attracts over 70,000 visitors to its joint Canada Day and Steveston Salmon Festival. The festival includes a parade, craft shows, cultural events, and Steveston's famous salmon barbecue, where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits.
When: 6:30am - 5pm
Where: Steveston Village, Richmond

5. Surrey Canada Day

Image Courtesy of City of Surrey

What: OK, this one is not actually in Vancouver....But it has to go on this list because Surrey's Canada Day celebration is both the biggest Canada Day event in western Canada and one of the biggest outdoor concerts in B.C. And it's all FREE! The Fruiticana Fireworks Spectacular follows the concert.
When: 10am - 10:30pm
Where: Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre, Surrey

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