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Canada Day 2009 Roundup

June 30th, 2009 @ 9:58am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow is the 142nd birthday of our nation and it seems as though every village, town, municipality, city and community in our region is celebrating.


Photo credit: Our Enchanted Garden on Flickr

Vancouver

  • Victoria Park (1415 Victoria Drive @ Kitchener Street) from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. Family activities, food, and entertainment
  • Canada Place with parade (starting at 7:00pm) and Canada Day Fireworks at 10:30pm
  • Yaletown Grand Prix (racing starts at 1:00pm)
  • Canada Day on Robson (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
  • Crab Park Canada Day Festival (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • The Molson Canada Day Club Crawl (7:00pm – 2:00am)
  • North Vancouver

  • Celebrations with entertainment at Waterfront Park
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge 2 for 1 admission on Canada Day
  • West Vancouver

  • Festivities take place at John Lawson Park (5:00pm – 10:00pm) You could also view the Canada Place fireworks from this side.
  • Burnaby

  • Activities at Richmond Park (behind Eastburn Centre) 11:00am-2:30pm
  • Burnaby Village Museum will host a celebration as well (free admission)
  • Port Moody

  • Canada Day events at Rocky Point Park (12:00pm – 5:00pm)
  • New Westminster

  • Royal Canada Day at Queens Park (11:30am – 3:30pm) with fireworks at 10:15 pm at the New Westminster Quay
  • Richmond – Steveston

  • Steveston Salmon Festival
  • Delta

  • All day celebrations at starting at 9:00am at the Delta museum and archives and ending with an evening celebration at Chalmers Park with fireworks at 10:15pm
  • Surrey

  • We’ll be rocking out in Surrey all day at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre, with fireworks at 10:30pm
  • White Rock

  • Canada Day by the Bay and the Rock 10km run take place
  • Langley

  • Langley’s events take place at McLeod Athletic Park (56th Avenue and 216 Street)
  • Fort Langley will also host an event from (10:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows – Mission
    [Hat tips to Fraser Valley Pulse for these listings]

  • Canada Day at Memorial Peace Park
  • Canada Day tea at Haney House (Haney House Museum at 11612-224th St) 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Celebrate Pitt Meadows Canada Day (at City Hall)
  • Canada Day Celebrations at Fraser River Heritage Park
  • Abbotsford

  • Canada Day Festival (8:00am – 10:00pm)
  • Chilliwack

  • Canada Day at Chilliwack Heritage Park
  • Squamish

  • Festivities at UnPavillion Park
  • If you’re feeling really patriotic, check out O’ Canada House on Barclay street (which is now a B&B). It’s where a version of our nation’s anthem was written, right here in downtown Vancouver.

    Whatever your plans include tomorrow, be sure to slather on the sun block as it should be pretty toasty outside and stay tuned for my coverage from Surrey.

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    4 comments

    1. Yet again a great post.

      If anyone has photo and/or video content from Canada Day we’d love it if you add it to our LocalsKnow.ca Flickr and YouTube groups.

    2. Arezu says:

      There’s also a bunch of stuff happening on Granville Island (including a parade at 1:30-2pm)

    3. Yup, happy Canada Day to all. I get to work today. What do I win? =D

    4. budcentral says:

      they forgot to mention 4:20 gather for singing of “Oh Cannabis” at the art gallery

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