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MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010

Canada Day 2010 in the Lower Mainland

Looking for the perfect Canada Day celebration site in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland? There are many events going on in the region to enjoy. Check out this comprehensive list to decided on where you want to be on July 1, 2010! In addition to daytime activities don't miss the spectacular fireworks shows happening in the evening in Downtown Vancouver (visible from West and North Vancouver), New Westminster, Delta, Surrey, Port Moody, Langley and Mission.

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  • Canada FlagCANADA DAY AT CANADA PLACE | July 1 | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Canada Place, Vancouver (map) | Free | Come to Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver to see shows, performances, enjoy food, have your photo taken with mounties, see the newly reopened Olympic Cauldron try out some sports and much more! | Website
  • CANADA DAY PARADE | July 1 | 7:00pm | Georgia and Broughton to Thurlow and Melville streets | Free | See the 2nd Annual Canada Day Parade in Vancouver with festive participants dressed in reds and whites, marching bands and more! | Website
  • BURRARD INLET FIREWORKS SHOW | July 1 | 10:30pm | Burrard Inlet (map) | Free (seats can be also purchased at Canada Place) | Watch as the Burrard Inlet lights up for Canada day with a spectacular fireorks show that can be seen from Vancouver, North Vancouver and with a separate barge for West Vancouver. | Website
  • CANADA DAY AT GRANVILLE ISLAND | July 1 | 8:00am - 11:00pm | Granville Island, Vancouver (map) | Free | Fun island-wide activities for the whole family including a parade, official ceremony, music and watch the skies over Downtown Vancouver light up during the Burrard Inlet fireworks. | Website
  • YALETOWN GRAND PRIX | July 1 | Race start at 1:00pm | Yaletown, Vancouver (map) | Free | See this spectacular bike race in Yaletown! The historic loading docks of Yaletown provide an ideal spectator venue while the narrow streets make for thrilling action as cyclists race to the finish (route map). | Website

  • STEVESTON SALMON FESTIVAL | July 1 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Steveston Village in Richmond (map) | Free - $10 | Canada Day in Steveston kicks off with a parade at Canada Day Beaver10:00am, followed by opening ceremonies 12:30pm. Enjoy entertainment, the Japanese Cultural Show, craft fair, children's festival, food fair and the famous salmon barbecue where 1,200 pounds of wild salmon is grilled over open fire pits. | Website

  • CANADA DAY IN WEST VANCOUVER | July 1 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | John Lawson Park, West Vancouver (map) | Free | Bring a picnic, enjoy live music and watch the Burrard Inlet Fireworks as the light up the night sky. | Website

  • NORTH VANCOUVER CANADA DAY | July 1 | 12:00pm - 4:30pm | Waterfront Park (map) | Free | Enjoy face painting, a climbing wall, entertainment, food, crafts and more! | Website
  • NORTH SHORE PARADE | July 1 | 10:00am | Parade Route (map) | Free | Enjoy the North Shore Parade (and the breakfast at 8:00am at Grand Boulevard Park) on Canada Day with over 1,500 participants and lasting over two hours! | Website
  • CANADA DAY AT CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE | July 1 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver (map) | Free - $30 | Enjoy Canada Day at the Capilano Suspension Bridge with games, Canadian trivia, children's activities, temporary tattoos, a cake (served at 2pm) and other fun events throughout the day.
  • CANADA DAY AT LONSDALE QUAY | July 1 | 9:00am - 7:00pm | 158-123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day at Lonsdale Quay Market with music, face Canada Day Leavespainting, balloons, and free Canada flags.

  • CANADA DAY IN BURNABY | July 1 | 11:00am - 2:30pm | Richmond Park, Burnaby (map) | Free | Enjoy Canada Day activities at the Park with your family and friends! | Website
  • CANADA DAY AT BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM | July 1 | 11:00am - 4:30pm | 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Free (Carousel Rides: $2) | Burnaby Village Museum hosts Burnaby's Official Canada Day celebrations offering visitors the backdrop of its 1920s village, entertainment and including a circus, displays and demonstrations. | Website

  • A ROYAL CANADA DAY IN NEW WESTMINSTER | July 1 | Starting at 11:30am / Fireworks: Dusk | Queens Park, New Westminster (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day in Western Canada's Oldest City with fun and entertainment and fireworks at the Quay. | Website

  • CANADA DAY IN DELTA | July 1 | 9:00am - 10:15pm | Chalmers Park, Delta (and other sites - check website) (map) | Free | Have fun throughout Delta with food, entertainment, activities, food and fun, and of course fireworks! | Website

  • SURREY CANADA DAY | July 1 | 10:00am - 10:00pm / Fireworks: 10:15pm | CloverdaleCanada Day Beaver Millennium Amphitheatre, Surrey (map) | Free | Surrey Canada Day is Western Canada's largest July 1st celebration with shows, a midway, games, food and fireworks. | Website
  • CANADA DAY BY THE BAY IN WHITE ROCK | July 1 | 10:00am - Dusk | White Rock (map) | Free | Have a pancake breakfast, enjoy artisan's displays, games and crafts, live music, kite flying, a sandcastle competition on the beach and fireworks in the evening.

  • GOLDEN SPIKE DAYS IN PORT MOODY | July 1 - 4 | Times Vary (link) | Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (map) | Free | Cheer on a Handcar racing team and see spike driving at Port Moody's Golden Spike Days as well, enjoy great food and entertainment. | Website
  • CANADA DAY IN PORT COQUITLAM | July 1 | 8:00am - 10:00pm | Lions Park, Port Coquitlam (map) / Castle Park, Port Coquitlam (map) | Free | Participate in a fishing derby, enjoy a pancake breakfast, have some cake, try the delicious salmon barbeque and enjoy entertainment, activities, fireworks and more! | Website
  • CANADA DAY IN COQUITLAM | July 1 | 12:30pm - 10:30pm | Lafarge Lake and Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam (map) | Free | Try food from around the world and experience the arts with roving entertainers, theatre, music, arts and crafts and more. | Website

  • CANADA DAY LANGLEY | June 30 - July 1 | 30th: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; 1st: 11:00am - 11:00pm | McLeod Athletic Park, Langley (map) | Free | Enjoy shows, rides, games, a petting zoo, marketplace, exhibits, classic car show, market, food, entertainment and Canada Flagnightly fireworks display! | Website
  • CANANDA DAY AT FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | July 1 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site (map) | $3.90 - $7.80 | Celebrate Canada Day at the birthplace of British Columbia! Get a slice of the action with barrel races, tug-of-war contests, and cake to celebrate our country. | Website

  • CANADA DAY IN PITT MEADOWS | July 1 | 10:30am | City Hall - 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows (map) | Free | The official Canada Day ceremony starts at 10:30am followed by activities including a pancake breakfast, kids zone, displays, entertainment, art contest, award presentations and a First Nations blessing. | Website
  • CANADA DAY IN MAPLE RIDGE | July 1 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Start the day at the Haney Farmer's Market and then see the opening ceremonies, flag-raising and awards at 12:30pm followed by entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun. | Website
  • CANADA DAY AT HANEY HOUSE MUSEUM | July 1 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | 11612 - 224th Street, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Come for an old-fashioned tea and tour of the Haney home. Activities for children include face painting, dress up and stilt walking! | Website
  • CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN MISSION | July 1 | 10:00am - 10:00pm / Fireworks: 10:00pm | Fraser River Heritage Park, Mission (map) | Free | Enjoy shows (Superdog, Loggers and Bike Shows), a petting zoo, food, contests, rides and fireworks. | Website

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