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MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010

BC Day 2010 Long Weekend Festival and Events

BC Day is a celebration of Canada's most south-western province, British Columbia which occurs on August long weekend (the first weekend of the month) and is marked with celebrations, events and festivals. Whether being awed by stunning fireworks displays, showing your provincial pride, indulging in delicious local delicacies or learning about the roots of British Columbia at the birthplace of BC in Fort Langley; there is lots to see and do for everyone!

August 2, 2010 is BC Day in British Columbia! Celebrate our beautiful Western Province!

  • CELEBRATION OF LIGHT FIREWORKS | July 21; July 24; July 28; July 31 | 10:00pm | English Bay, Vancouver (map) | Free | See the Celebration of Light, a spectacular four day annual fireworks show over English Bay celebrating its 20th year with competing countries lighting up the sky with dazzling evening shows! | Website
  • POWELL STREET FESTIVAL | July 31 - August 1 | 11:30am - 7:30pm | Oppenheimer Park, Vancouver (map) | Free | Experience the 34th Annual Powell Street Festival which celebrates Japanese Canadian art culture and heritage through dance, music, amateur sumo, crafts, traditional displays and delicious Japanese food! | Website
  • VANCOUVER PRIDE FESTIVAL / VANCOUVER PRIDE PARADE | August 1 | Festival: 11:00am - 6:00pm; Parade: 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Sunset Beach (map); Parade Route (map) | Free | Check out the family friendly Sunset Beach Pride Festival and watch the spectacular Pride Parade as it makes its way down Denman and Pacific Streets! | Website

  • BC DAY AT LONSDALE QUAY | August 2 | 9:00am - 7:00pm | 158-123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate BC Day at Lonsdale Quay with First Nations Dancers and live music as well as BC flags, face painting and more! | Website

  • SPIRIT OF THE SEA FESTIVAL | July 30 - August 2 | Times Vary (link) | White Rock, British Columbia (map) | Free | The Spirit of the Sea Festival spans two kilometres along the waterfront which overlooks the silver beaches of Semiahmoo Bay. See the torchlight parade, go to the carnival, shop at the market and much more! | Website
  • WHITE ROCK SANDCASTLE COMPETITION | July 25 - August 1 | TBA | White Rock, British Columbia (map) | Free | Come to the shore of August 2, 2010 is BC Day in British Columbia! Celebrate
our beautiful Western Province!White Rock and experience its seven day Sandcastle Competition! Enjoy a self-guided walking tour among spectacular sculptures (map), BBQ and more at this picturesque city by the sea! | Website

  • MAPLE RIDGE HERITAGE DAY | July 31 | 10:00am - 11:00pm | Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Celebrate Maple Ridge with a Farmer's Market, great food, family friendly games, entertainment and culminating in a fireworks show! | Website

  • BRIGADE DAYS AT FORT LANGLEY | July 31 - August 2 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley (map) | Free - $7.50 | Relive the early days with reenactments, heritage activities and games. Don't miss the exciting canoe arrival on Monday and watch history come alive before your eyes! | Website

  • ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR AND RODEO | July 29 - August 1 | July 29 - August 1: 10:00am - 10:00pm; August 2: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Abbotsford Exhibition Park (map) | Free - $10 | Celebrating 100 fairs in 2010, the Abbotsford Agrifair and Rodeo offers fun for the whole family with competitions, entertainment a rodeo and more! | Website

  • SQUAMISH DAYS LOGGERS SPORTS FESTIVAL | July 29 - August 1 | Schedule: July 29; July 30; July 31; August 1 | Locations (map) | Free - $10+ | Enjoy music and art, children's activities, a parade, bed races and two world class Loggers Sports Shows showcasing Squamish's rich heritage and vibrant community spirit. | Website

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