Canada celebrates its 155th birthday on July 1! Communities in Metro Vancouver are hosting free events showcasing the unique qualities of their city and the diverse cultures in our region.
Expect a variety of performances, food trucks, and evening fireworks displays in some locations. To help get you moving, we’ve increased service to summer destinations if celebrating our region’s scenic beauty is more your style.
Since it’s a holiday, you only need a 1-Zone fare to travel across all zones! Learn more about our holiday service and know before you go.
Ready to go? Take transit to these Canada Day events around Vancouver Metro:
Canada Place celebrates Canada Day in collaboration with local First Nations, calling the event “Canada Together”.
Canada Together at Canada Place
- What: Performances, World Zone (North Point of Canada Place), Kids Zone (Jack Poole Plaza), Canadian Forces displays, and food trucks!
- When: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Where: Port of Vancouver
- How to travel by transit: Take the bus, SeaBus, Expo Line, or Canada Line to Waterfront Station. The area is also serviced by many bus routes.
- More info: https://www.canadaplace.ca/events/canada-together/
Not only is North Vancouver rich in scenic views, but also of sensational events especially on Lower Lonsdale. This year, Shipyards Live is hosting its acclaimed “North Vancouver’s Biggest Canada Day Celebration”.
North Shore Canada Day 2022
- What: Live music, The Patio Beer Garden, retro video dance party, face painting, splash park, and food trucks.
- When: All day
- Where: Shipyards District
- Transit mode: Take the SeaBus to Lonsdale Quay or take the bus to the Lonsdale Quay Exchange. Find your best route at translink.ca/tripplanner.
- More info: http://shipyardslive.ca/
West Vancouver is rich in scenic views, overlooking Stanley Park and Lions Gate Bridge along Ambleside Beach. Take a walk in the park admiring some of Vancouver’s Metro tourist attractions from afar and relax while taking in the performances.
Canada Day in West Vancouver
- What: Performances and kids’ zone
- When: 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- Where: John Lawson Park
- Transit mode: Routes 250 or 257 takes you nearby. Find your route.
- More info: westvancouver.ca/canada-day
Celebrate Canada Day with art and history!
Burnaby Village Museum
Looking for more? Take transit at Edmonds Plaza and Park for a fun-filled day with kids (11:00 am – 2:30 pm) and to a StreetFest on Central (7:00 pm – 10:15 pm)
Come to Lafarge Lake for a fireworks display! This Canada Day event starts with a variety of entertainment lined up at Town Center Park and ends with a fireworks display at 10 pm
City of Coquitlam Canada Day
- What: Performances, family-friendly activities, and the Eat Street
- When: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Where: Town Center Park
- Transit mode: Take the Millennium Line to Lafarge Lake – Douglas Station
- More info: https://www.coquitlam.ca/789/Canada-Day
Celebrating Canada Day in BC also means highlighting one of the finest gems in our region. Steveston, one of British Columbia’s best fishing villages, is celebrating its 75th Salmon Festival on Canada Day.
Steveston Salmon Festival
- What: Live music, Japanese Cultural Show, Sammy’s Fun Zone, and food trucks
- When: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Where: Across Steveston Village (from Garry Point Park to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site)
- Transit mode: Take the Canada Line to Richmond – Brighouse Station then Route 401, 406, or 407.
- More info: https://stevestonsalmonfest.ca/
The City of New Westminster is hosting a concert in Westminster Pier Park along with free family activities like woodland painting and drumming workshops.
Concert in Westminster Pier Park
Showcasing Indigenous and multicultural artists along with dance battles and fireworks!
Surrey Canada Day
- What: Live music, dance battles, Indigenous workshops, kid’s zone, and fireworks!
- When: 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
- Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheater, Cloverdale
- Transit mode: There are many routes that service the area. Check out yours at our Trip Planner.
- More info: https://www.todocanada.ca/canada-day-surrey/
There’s lots of fun-filled action going on at the Peace Day Memorial Park on Canada Day. Expect laser tag, a dog photo contest, mini golf, pony rides, and more!
Canada Day at Memorial Peace Park
- What: Farmer’s and artisan market, water play area, games, performances, food trucks, and a beer garden
- When: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Where: Memorial Peace Park & 224 Street
- Transit mode: Take the Millennium Line to Coquitlam Center Station then the R3. Find your best route at translink.ca/tripplanner.
- More info: https://www.mapleridge.ca/1744/Canada-Day
Celebrate Canada Day the White Rock way. Stroll around the pier with a bag of fish and chips and enjoy Canada Day festivities on West Beach.
Canada Day by the Bay
Canada Day in Pitt Meadows is starting off with a pancake breakfast, a watermelon eating contest, and ends with a variety of performances. It also showcases A Place of Reflection on Spirit Square to encourage visitors and residents to take a moment to learn about the history that made the community what it is today.
Canada Day in Pitt Meadows
- What: Performances, Show & Shine (vintage car show), Artisan Alley, dog show competition, watermelon eating contest, and food trucks
- When: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Where: Pitt Meadows City Hall
- Transit mode: Take the Millennium Line to Coquitlam Central then bus route 701.
- More info: pittmeadows.ca/canadaday
Canada Day takes place at the same time as Port Moody’s very own annual Golden Spike Days Festival. It’s a full day of activities ranging from fitness, arts, and performances, all accessible with an admission by donation.
Golden Spike Days Festival on Canada Day
- What: Performances, sports and games, arts and crafts, and food trucks
- When: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Where: Rocky Point Park
- Transit mode: Take the Millennium Line to Moody Center Station.
- More info: https://www.goldenspike.ca/
Canada is known as a multicultural country and it certainly reflects in our region. Every community is unique on its own, so embrace yours and all others by visiting them by transit on Canada Day.