Hello Canadians…its CeeCee. Next Tuesday is Canada’s 147th birthday and although I know not everyone in Vancouver is born and raised in Canada, I’m sure we can all agree that we live in one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. As a proud Canadian, I’m always excited to celebrate this special holiday … not only do I get the day off, but the Canada Day weekend is always filled with fun festivities for all ages. Not sure where to go? Here are a few birthday bashes that you won’t want to miss out!
For a whole weekend of fun, just head down to Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. From Saturday, June 28th to Tuesday, July 1st, Rocky Point Park is filled with entertainment, contests, and events. Definitely one of the Tri-Cities Canada Day weekend highlights.
For more information on Golden Spike Day, please visit http://goldenspike.ca/.
On Tuesday, July 1st, Granville Island throws one of the best parties in the City. There are free jazz performances, roving characters, face painting, tattoos, barbeque, parade and more. Kids can also run free at the Granville Island Water Park. It gets busy, so I would recommend parking elsewhere and transiting to the Island.
For more information, please visit http://granvilleisland.com/event/canada-day-celebration.
Join the crowd at Vancouver’s largest Canada Day celebration. This free waterfront party includes live music, entertainment, and parade. The party starts at 10am and ends at 6pm with the parade starting at 7pm at the corner of Georgia and Broughton Streets.
For more information, please visit http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca/.
Burrard Inlet Fireworks
If you don’t mind staying out a little later on Tuesday, July 1st, then head to Burarrd Inlet at 10:30pm for the annual Canada Day Fireworks Show. The sky will light up with an array of spectacular fireworks near Canada Place and Dundarave in West Vancouver.
For more information, please visit http://www.canadadayfireworks.ca/Event_Information.
Coquitlam Town Centre Park
If you don’t want to go too far for Canada Day, just come down to Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park to celebrate Canada’s birthday! This festival starts at 12pm and includes entertainment, food, the cultural village, artisans and a magnificent fireworks display at 10pm. The best part is … you can visit Coquitlam Centre’s booth and win free prizes!
For more information, please visit http://coquitlam.ca/parks-recreation-and-culture/arts-and-culture/special-events-calendar/canada-day.aspx.
*Be sure not to party too hard and if you plan to drink please do not drive.