Things to do in Vancouver on Canada Day

Things to do in Vancouver on Canada Day

As our great country nears its 146th birthday, the city of Vancouver is gearing up for one big West Coast celebration. With lots for everyone to do, we’ve listed the best of the best ways to join in the party on July 1st.

###1. Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The closing day of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is jam-packed with some of the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists performing at venues across the city, including the main event on Granville Island, and David Lam Park.

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###2. Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada

Watch new Canadians receive their citizenship on the birthday of our country at this former trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company, located in the village of Fort Langley, British Columbia. Enjoy multicultural music, birthday cake at noon, and family activities. Admission is free with more fun family activities across the street at the Langley Centennial Museum & Farm Machinery Museum.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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###3. Canada Day Old-Time Penny Carnival

If you’ve been wondering what to do with all of your worthless pennies, here’s your chance to use them up. Bring your pennies to the Royal BC Museum, and trade them in at the Canada Day Old-Time Penny Carnival. Try your hand at an egg-on-spoon race, fishing pond, or step inside these historic buildings for more fun activities for the whole family. Admission is free with museum membership; regular museum admission.

12:00 pm - 4:00pm

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###4. North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations

Waterfront Park in North Vancouver will be buzzing with live multicultural performances to interactive crafts and activities, games and entertainment for all ages on Canada Day. This free event is the perfect way to spend Canada Day outdoors with the family and best of all it’s free.


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