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 Together at Canada Place / Vancouver 
Five blocks of waterfront views await you for this Canada Day celebration in the heart of Vancouver with everything from live entertainment to food to kids zones. This event will have something to keep you busy all day. 

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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.

BOAT-ACIOUS Canada Day BASH / Kelowna 
Swim trunks and flip flops are the attire of choice for this musical bash happening in Kelowna on Canada Day! Tickets are 40$ + taxes and there will be drink specials to help you save. 

Canada Day fireworks light up the harbour in Vancouver.

Canada Day Gatherings / Victoria 
Head to the island on Canada Day for baseball, jazz festivals, food tours, and more all on Canada Day weekend! 

Funtastic Alberni / Port Alberni
Like the Vernon event, Port Alberni's Funtastic Canada Day weekend features slo-pitch and rock'n'roll, with headliners Honeymoon Suite and colourful fun. Dress up your team and play ball!

Smithers Midsummer Music Festival / Smithers
It’s the 40th anniversary of this awesome music fest in Smithers! This small northern BC town gives it their all, with three days of live shows in a beautiful, chill mountain setting.

Sun Peaks Family Friend Festivities / Kamloops
Axe throwing, parades, mini golf, and live music await you at the beautiful Sun Peaks Resort on Canada day and it is free of cost making it a perfect outing for big groups! 

Delicious food, live music, and one of many incredible BC views await on Canada Day this year, we hope to see you out at some of these events showing your Canada pride! 

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

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