TriCities, Fraser Valley & Richmond/Surrey Celebrations 2016

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by Ashton Service Group

canada day celebrations

Canada’s 149th birthday is only two days away. There are numerous celebrations happening all over Metro Vancouver and below are a few that you may want to check out in the Tri-Cities, Fraser Valley, Richmond and Surrey.

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Steveston Salmon Festival aka “Canada’s biggest little birthday party since 1945”

71st annual celebration of Canada’s birthday and the Steveston community. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, parade with more than 100 entries, entertainment,  Japanese Cultural Show, a car show, craft fair, trade show, children’s festival, food fair and the famous salmon barbecue (over 1,200 pounds) grilled over open fire pits ($15 per plate).

The celebration begins at 6:30 a.m. so start your day off with a pancake breakfast, followed by a citizenship ceremony, and then enjoy the parade (10 a.m.).

Canada Day at the Cannery

Enjoy outdoor kids’ games in Fisherman’s Park, fishy crafts and activities for kids inside the museum, and discover the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry. The museum will be open from 10am to 5pm, and admission is free.

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Surrey Canada Day at Millennium Amphitheatre

A free family event with a musical performances by Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, lots of food, midway rides and games, activities for all ages, and a spectacular fireworks finale. This is happening at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre from 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Canada Day by Semiahmoo Bay

Celebrate along the shores of Semiahmoo Bay. This annual celebration spans the waterfront from West Beach to East Beach with a variety of  free family-friendly activities that run from morning to night. There will be a family sandcastle building competition, an hour long performance by THE BOOM BOOMS starting at 9:15PM and fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

Delta Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate at Chalmers Park from 5pm-10pm with the entire family. Free crafts, games and activities for children, live musical performances featuring the Purple Pirate (6:30pm) and March Hare Band (8:45pm). 

From 10 am until 1 pm, start the day off at Diefenbaker Park where Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions host an official ceremony and cake cutting, as well as tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The ceremony and cake cutting take place at 1 pm.

Afterward, head to Kirkland House for some old-fashioned family fun! There will be delicious food, fun games and rides, live music, and an incredible collection of antique tractors and vehicles to check out. Festivities run from noon until 4 pm.

These events are free, so bring your family and friends along with your lawn chairs and blankets!

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Langley Canada Day JRBQ

This free family event features old fashioned fun with a country feel. Enjoy a barbecue, family fun zone, live music, a spray park and more at the Langley Events Centre / Willoughby Community Park from 11 a.m.

Canada Day in Pitt Meadows

Visit us at Spirit Square from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and enjoy early morning pancakes by Pitt Meadows Lions Club, an official Canada Day Ceremony, cake and hot dogs, local arts and crafts, games and challenges, interactive displays by community groups, entertainment and more.

Maple Ridge Canada Day Celebrations

Enjoy lots of free interactive activities for children and families at Maple Ridge Memorial Peace Park. Begin your day with a visit to the Haney Farmers Market and BIA Summer Market and watch the official flag- raising and awards at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment, singing, dancing, activities, food and fun will continue throughout the day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Canada’s Birthday & Coquitlam’s 125 Anniversary Celebration

Free community festival at Town Centre Park from noon-10:30 p.m. There will be live music and entertainment, food, beverages, family activities and fireworks at 10 p.m. There is going to be a Canada Day procession at 12:30 p.m, free birthday cupcake and a climbing wall & bubble ball activities.

Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 8-11:30 a.m. at Lions Park $5 per person and $3 for children under 12.
15th Annual Fishing Derby for children under 10;  from noon-dusk at Castle Park there will be an opening ceremony and cake cutting at noon; followed by children’s activities, live entertainment, an international bazaar, salmon barbecue, and entertainment and fireworks.

Canada Day Celebration at Rocky Point Park

Celebrate with Port Moody Council and enjoy the festivities of Golden Spike Days. Join Port Moody Mayor and Council for an official ceremony, refreshments (cookies and juice around 1:45pm) and entertainment.

It is good that Canada Day falls on a Friday so you have the weekend to recuperate from all the fun and sun from all those celebrations.

Note our office will be closed on Friday July 1st for our staff to take part in all the celebrations. We will have guys on call for those emergencies that happen so feel free to give us a call at 604-283-2383.

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