Celebrate Canada 150 in the Tri-Cities!

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Celebrating Canada Day is always fun, but I was super excited to check out the plans for Canada 150 in the Tri-Cities and beyond! Here’s the low down on what’s happening in Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster and a couple of surprise events from Vancouver and North Vancouver:

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Coquitlam Celebrates Canada 150
One of the biggest parties in the region! Join in the family-friendly celebrations at Town Centre Park on Saturday, July 1, featuring live music and entertainment presented by the TD Group, as well as a climbing wall and fireworks. Food and craft beer available for purchase… more

Canada Day at Rocky Point Park
Check out Golden Spike Days and then stop by at the adjacent Canada 150 Zone to enjoy free games, mini golf and a community art project at Rocky Point Park. Trooper is playing at 9:00 pm followed by fireworks (approximately 10:30 pm)… more 

Canada Day in Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam’s annual Canada Day celebrations kick off at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and fishing derby at Lions Park. The fun continues from noon to dusk at Castle Park with live entertainment, firefighters salmon barbecue and the Grand Finale Fireworks… more


Free Concert & Fireworks at Swanguard Stadium
Celebrate the spirit of Canada Day with a free concert including headliner Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) and fireworks display at Swanguard Stadium.  Gates open at 5pm, concert at 6:30pm, ending with the fireworks grand finale at dusk … more

Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum
It’s a Party! Offering visitors the backdrop of its 1920s village streets, multi-cultural family entertainment includes musicians, displays and demonstrations. There’s something for everyone to enjoy: heritage games for kids, children’s entertainers, parade, birthday cake … more

Canada Day at Queen’s Park
Celebrate Canada’s national birthday with a host of multicultural festivities, live music, and kids’ activities. The fun is capped off by a “Celebration Fireworks” spectacular over the Fraser River that will light up the night sky … more

There are many more Canada Day festivities being planned in Metro Vancouver, but these are two of my favourites:

Canada Day at the Peak of Vancouver
Try your hand at axe-throwing, show off your hockey skills at our puck shoot-out and capture a keepsake photo with mascot Grizwald the Grizzly bear.  Not to be missed are the special Canada 150 edition of the World Famous Lumberjack Show, ranger talks at the Grizzly Bear habitat, Birds in Motion demonstration and more. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, be a part of history as Grouse Mountain attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the “largest human maple leaf” in the world… more

Canada 150 at Canada Place

A two day celebration at Canada Place features a pancake breakfast, citizenship ceremony for 150 new citizens, Canada 150 Parade, kids zone, free live music (Sam Roberts, Emerson Drive and more), and Fireworks over Coal Harbour … more


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