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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

2011 Canada Day Events in Greater Vancouver

Celebrate Canada Day across Greater Vancouver on July 1, 2011 with events and activities happening across Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, the Tri-Cities, Langley and beyond! Be sure to wear your red and white with pride as you enjoy family friendly activities, parades, citizen ceremonies, music, shows, costumes and fireworks! Here is a comprehensive list of the Lower Mainland's 2011 Canada Day celebrations. Have a happy Canada Day and enjoy the beauty of British Columbia with your fellow Canadians and visitors!

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Happy Canada Day!VANCOUVER
• CANADA DAY AT CANADA PLACE | July 1, 2011 | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Canada Place: 999 Canada Place Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day with family and friends with food, entertainment, activities, a citizenship ceremony, Sails of Light, food and much more! | Website
• CANADA DAY PARADE | July 1, 2011 | 7:00pm | Parade Route: Starts Georgia at Broughton Streets, east to Granville Street, north on Granville Street ending at Hastings Street, Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch the 3rd annual Canada Day Parade which features more than fifty entries and celebrates diversity, multiculturalism, freedom and the special bond that connect all Canadians! | Website
• CANADA DAY BURRARD INLET FIREWORKS | July 1, 2011 | 10:30pm | Visible from Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, West Vancouver and North Vancouver | Free | Watch the Canada Day fireworks set off from two barges in Coal Harbour or Dundarave! | Website
• CANADA DAY AT GRANVILLE ISLAND | July 1, 2011 | 8:00am - 12:00am | Granville Island, Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day at Ganville Island With jazz performances, face painting, roving characters, tattoos, a parade and more! | Website

• NORTH SHORE CANADA DAY PARADE | July 1, 2011 | 10:00am | Parade Route: 13th Street at Grand Boulevard, west to toLonsdale Avenue, north to 17th Street to Mahon Park (17th Street at Jones Avenue), North Vancouver (map) | Free | Watch at the North Shore Canada Parade with dozens of red and white Canadian themed entries! | Website
• NORTH VANCOUVER CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS AT WATERFRONT PARK | July 1, Happy Canada Day Greater Vancouver!2011 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | 200-block of West Esplanade, North Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day with entertainment, mini golf, rock climbing and a bouncy castle on the shores of the Burrard Inlet! | Website
• CANADA DAY AT LONSDALE QUAY | July 1, 2011 | Time: TBA | Lonsdale Quay: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver (map) | Free | Bring your Canadian spirit to Lonsdale Quay with entertainment, face painting and balloons! | Website

• STEVESON SALMON FESTIVAL | July 1, 2011 | 6:30am - 5:00pm (10:00am: Canada Day Parade; 11:00am: Salmon Barbecue) | Steveston Village, Richmond (map) | Free - TBA | Be a part of Canada's biggest little birthday party, a tradition since 1945! Enjoy a kids bicycle parade, Canada Day parade, salmon barbecue and much more! | Website

• CANADA DAY AT BURNABY VILLAGE MUSUEM | July 1, 2011 | 11:00am - 4:30pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Free (Carousel Rides: $2.25) | Celebrate Canada Day in this 1920s Village with Mounties, face painting, a parade, kids activities, cake, entertainment and theatre shows! | Website

• COQUITLAM CELEBRATES CANADA DAY | July 1, 2011 | Lafarge Lake and Evergreen Happy Canada Day!Cultural Centre: 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (map) | Free | Celebrate multiculturalism this Canada Day With foods from around the world, roving entertainers, theatre, musical entertainment, arts and crafts and interactive activities! | Website
• CELEBRATE CANADA DAY PORT COQUITLAM | July 1, 2011 | 12:00pm - Dusk | Castle Park: Citadel Drive at Confederation Drive, Port Coquitlam (map) | Free | Enjoy a day out with the family for Canada Day with ceremonies, activities, entertainment, bazaar, firefighters salmon barbeque and the grand finale fireworks! | Website | Leisure Guide
• GOLDEN SPIKE DAYS FESTIVAL | July 1-3, 2011 | Times (link) | Rocky Point Park: Moody Street at Murray Street, Port Moody (map) | Donation | Celebrate Canada Day with events, activities and entertainment on the shores of Port Moody including pancake breakfasts, music, entertainment, boat tours, boat building for the kids, a petting zoo, meet Yukon Dan and pan for gold and see spike driving! | Website

• CANADA DAY AT QUEENS PARK | July 1, 2011 | Time: TBA | Queens Park: 1st Street at 3 Avenue, New Westminster (map) | Free | Head over to the Queens Park bandshell for Canada to celebrate with activities, music and cake! | Website
• CANADA DAY FIREWORKS AND FESTIVITIES | July 1, 2011 | 9:30pm | Westminster Quay Boardwalk, New Westminster (map) | Free | Watch as the 150th Anniversary celebrations fireworks light up the skies over the Fraser River at the Westminster Quay! | Website

Happy Canada Day Greater Vancouver!• SURREY CANADA DAY | July 1, 2011 | 10:00am - 10:30pm | Cloverdale Amphitheatre: 64th Avenue at 176th Street, Surrey (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada Day with 100,000 people at Western Canada's Biggest Canada Party! Watch entertainment on two stages, activities, sports, olympic athletes, food and of course, the Fireworks Finale! | Website
• CANADA DAY BY THE BAY | July 1, 2011 | 11:00am - Dusk | East & West Beach, White Rock (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada all day by the bay with sandcastles, kite flying, entertainment, food, artisans and fireworks over Semiahoo Bay. | Website

• LANGLEY CANADA DAY | June 30 - July 1, 2011 | Time: TBA | McLeod Athletic Park: 56th Avenue at 216th Street, Langley (map) | Free | Be a part of Canada's largest two day Canada Day celebration with fun activities, food and entertainment! | Website
• CANADA DAY AT FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | July 1, 2011 | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley (map) | Free - $7.80 | Celebrate Canada's 144th birthday at Fort Langley National Historic Site with a Citizenship ceremony, activities and cake! | Website

• CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN MAPLE RIDGE | July 1, 2011 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Memorial Peace Park: 11900 - 224 Street, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Start off your Canada Day at the Haney Farmer's Market and then watch the official Canada Day ceremonies, Happy Canada Day!entertainment, food and fun! Be sure to "Show Your Colours for Canada Day"! | Website
• PITT MEADOWS CANADA DAY | July 1, 2011 | Time: TBA | Centograph at City Hall: 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows (map) | Free | Take part in Pitt Meadow's 8km Canada Day run, take in the ceremony (including a First Nations blessing), art, entertainment, a pancake breakfast and displays to celebrate Canada Day! | Website

• SQUAMISH CANADA DAY CELEBRATION | July 1, 2011 | 10:00am - 3:00pm; 9:30pm - 11:00pm; 11:00pm | O'Siyam Pavilion: Cleveland Avenue at Main Street, Squamish (map) | Free | Celebrate Canada with a Canada Day market, classic car show, Canada flag raising ceremony, music, entertainment and performances, an outdoor move (Home) and ending with a fireworks show! | Website | Poster
• WHISTLER CANADA DAY | July 1 - 4, 2011 | July 1: 8:00am - 10:15pm; July 2: 8:00am - 9:00pm; July 3: 9:00am - 12:00pm; July 4: 10:00am - 10:15pm | Whistler Village, British Columbia (map) | Free | Commemorate Canada's 144th birthday at Whistler's Canada Day which spans four days filled with with face painting, concerts, entertainment, a Canada Day parade, birthday cake, fireworks, walking tours, a farmers market and more! Also celebrate USA with Independence Day fireworks on the 4th! | Poster
• 2011 CANADA DAY IN PEMBERTON | July 1, 2011 | 11:00am - 3:00pm; 6:00pm - 11:00pm | Downtown Pemberton Village & Cottonwood Community Centre: 7390 Cottonwood Street, Pemberton (map) | In the day, watch a Canada Day parade, visit the Farmer's Market, enjoy entertainment, crafts, demonstrations and take in a BBQ lunch and come back in the evening to see fire dancers, entertainment and have a BBQ dinner! | Website

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