Where to celebrate Canada Day in BC


BC Canada Day events come in all shapes and sizes—from people wrapping themselves in Canada flags and painting their faces to BBQs and fireworks and just about everything in-between—but one thing is certain: with music, food and cultural activities across the province, there will be lots of things for you to do this Canada Day in BC.

The real challenge is, how to choose? With so many events going on, we decided to narrow it down to help you find the right event for you this Canada Day, or maybe Canada Day long weekend if you are feeling adventurous! 

BC Canada Day events

Here are 7 stellar events happening on Canada Day across BC.

Canada Day at Whistler / Whistler
Forget just one day, celebrate all weekend long and take in the beauty of the mountainous sea-to-sky highway by celebrating Canada Day at Whistler Blackcomb Resort! 

Canada Day / Vancouver & Area 
All across the lower mainland you'll find events taking place to celebrate Canada Day. Check out an event near you.

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Funtastic Sport and Music Festival / Vernon 
Vernon’s Funtastic fest combines a slo-pitch tourney with three days of rock’n’roll and boot-stomping country to craft one of the best ways you can spend your Canada Day long weekend.

If you're looking for specific Canada Day activities in Vernon, Polson Park has a full day of events, featuring live music, skate comps and cultural performances.

Celebrate Canada Day - Kelowna
Kelowna's lakefront and cultural district will teem with exciting events from 10am to 10pm, at Prospera Place and Waterfront Park. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed to help support the festival.

Canada Day fireworks light up the harbour in Vancouver.

Canada Day Gatherings / Victoria 
Head to the island on Canada Day for live music featuring Hey Ocean, Mauvey, Posh Coat, Yvonne Kushe and the lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional Dancers, food tours, and more all on Canada Day weekend! To cap off the night, check out DJ Shub rocking the decks as Victoria's Inner Harbour goes off with a drone show and fireworks.

Funtastic Alberni / Port Alberni
Like the Vernon event, Port Alberni's Funtastic Canada Day weekend features slo-pitch and rock'n'roll, with headliner Aaron Pritchet. Dress up your team and play ball!

Smithers Midsummer Music Festival / Smithers
This small northern BC town gives it their all, with three days of live shows in a beautiful, chill mountain setting. Headliners for 2024 include Celeigh Cardinal and classic Canadian folk troubador, Valdy.

Sun Peaks Family Friend Festivities / Kamloops
Sun Peaks hosts a weekend of fun for Canada Day weekend, topped off with live music from acts including Lucky Monkey and Five Alarm Funk! Head up to walk the Shuswap Medicine Trail, join in a scavenger hunt and dance the night away.

For more festivals and events in BC, visit our event calendar.

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