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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

Canada Day 2010 on Vancouver Island

Looking for the perfect place to spend Canada Day on Vancouver Island? There are dozens of events and activities happening on the Island to enjoy. Check out this comprehensive list to decided on where you want to be on July 1, 2010 on Vancouver Island! In addition to daytime activities don't miss the spectacular fireworks shows during the evening in Victoria (the capital of British Columbia), Sidney, Sooke, Lake Cowichan, Parksville and Campbell River!

[Looking for Canada Day events and Activities for July 1, 2011 in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia? Click here]

Looking for Activities in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia? Check out our Canada Day Vancouver and Lower Mainland Events post.

  • Fireworks are a favourite Canada Day activity in     British
Columbia.VICTORIA CELEBRATES CANADA DAY | July 1 | 11:00am - 10:20pm (Fireworks at 10:20pm) | BC Legislative grounds and Inner Harbour, Victoria (map) | Free | Victoria's annual celebration of our beloved nation, featuring our 'Eh Rated' firework display. Enjoy the taste of Canada, see the living flag, enjoy family friendly activities, an evening concert and celebrate Canada Day in the capital of British Columbia! | Website
  • CANADA DAY AT FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE | July 1 | 11:30am - 4:00pm | 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria (map) | Free | See a 21 gun salute, a giant birthday cake and children's activities. There will be a free shuttle bus service from Juan de Fuca park-and-ride to Fort Rodd Hill. | Website
  • SIDNEY/CANADA DAYS | June 30 - July 1 | 30th: 5:00pm - 10:00pm / 1st: 8:00am - 5:00pm | Locations vary (link) - Sidney (map) | Free | Enjoy food, fun and entertainment with community events, Fireworks on the 30th, runs, races, markets and much more! | Website

  • BC FOREST MUSEUM CANADA DAY | July 1 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | 2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan (map) | Free | Enjoy free admission and train rides | Website
  • CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN LADYSMITH | July 1 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Transfer Beach, Ladysmith (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada's birthday with a day of fun, sun and music at Transfer Beach. Family oriented activities. | Website

  • CANADA DAY IN SOOKE | July 1 | 12:00pm - 10:30pm | Sooke River Campground, 2259 Phillips Road, Sooke (map) | Free | Enjoy entertainment (including logging games, concerts and music), food (as well as a pie eating contest!), activities and fireworks as the Fireworks are a popular evening
activity for Canada Day in British
Columbia.community and visitors to Sooke show their patriotic spirit! | Website

  • CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE LAKE | July 1 | Arbutus Park, Youbou: 10:00am - 12:00pm (map); Community Hall, Honeymoon Bay: 11:00am (map); Mesachie Lake: 4:00pm - 10:00pm - Lake Cowichan (map) | Free | Enjoy entertainment for all ages, food and Canada Day cake as well singing of O'Canada and fireworks! | Website

  • CANADA DAY IN NANAIMO | July 1 | 11:00am - 3:30pm | Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo (map) | Free | Experience Canada Day in Nanaimo with music, entertainment, food, fun and the annual parade of flags in the park! | Website
  • PARKSVILLE'S CANADA DAY | July 1 | 10:00am - Dusk | Parksville Community Park (map) - Parksville (map) | Watch the parade on Island Highway, groove to music, party in the park and enjoy fireworks (hosted by the Rotary Club of Parksville). | Website

  • CANADA DAY IN PORT ALBERNI | July 1 | 8:00am - Evening | Various locations (link) - Port Alberni (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day in Port Alberni with pancakes, a parade (10:00am), a ceremonial flag raising and ceremony, food fair and more! | Website
  • CANADA DAY AT UCLUELET | July 1 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Wickaninnish Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, Ucluelet (map) | Free | Festivities include Colour Guard Parade, children's crafts and activities, free family B.B.Q., live music and more! | Website

  • THRIFTY FOODS FAMILY FUN DAY ON MT. WASHINGTON | July 1 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island Fireworks.(map) | Free | Head up the mountain to celebrate Canada Day with some fun games for the kids! | Website

  • SALMON FESTIVAL SOCIETY CANADA DAY CELEBRATION IN CAMPBELL RIVER | July 1 | 9:00am - 10:22pm | Various locations (link); Campbell River (map) | Free | Watch the Campbell River parade, a wood carving competition, entertainment, food (including a Salmon BBQ), Canada Day cake and fireworks over the Discovery Passage! | Website

  • CANADA DAY IN PORT McNEILL | July 1 | 8:00am - Evening | Various locations (link) - Port McNeill (map) | Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, a fishing derby and see the air show and rides at the airport while experiencing Port McNeill's charm! | Website
  • CANADA DAY CELEBRATION IN PORT HARDY | July 1 | 11:00am - Evening (Parade: 11:00am) | Storey's Beach, Port Hardy (map) | Free | Start off the summer with a bang at Port Hardy's Canada Day celebrations featuring a parade, activities and displays! | Website

  • SALT SPRING CANADA DAY SHOW AND SHINE 2010 | July 1 | 10:00am - 3:00pm (gates open at 8:00am) | Rainbow Road and Jackson Avenue, Ganges, Salt Spring Island (map) | $15 | Enjoy music, a drop-in skydiver, art, dozens of antique cars and more! | Website
  • SATURNA ISLAND LAMB BARBEQUE | July 1 | 10:00am - 4:30pm | Winter Cove Park, Saturna Island (map) | $10 - $20 | Feast on tasty lamb at the 61st annual Saturna Island Lamb Barbeque, enjoy entertainment, a market, a ceremony and other activities! | Website





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