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Celebrating Canada 150+


Saturday marks the 150th year of Confederation for Canada, but around Vancouver we're celebrating Canada 150+. 

If you're not sure what's going on, we have a long list of events for you and your family to attend this weekend and beyond.

The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada

  • What: For Canada’s 150+, Monster Theatre is bringing The Canada Show out of retirement with brand new material and a cast that promises inclusivity and diversity. This 60-minute show is jam packed with humour and history.
  • When: May 31 - June 2
  • Where: The Revue Stage

Kanata Festival

  • What: This 13-day cultural festival will feature food, music, art, workshops, and performances.
  • When: June 19 - July 1, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Where:  Larwill Park

Drum Is Calling Festival

  • What: The Drum Is Calling Festival is a nine-day festival of indigenous and diverse art and culture curated by artist and writer Margo Kane. Each day themed with something new to ensure festival-goers will experience a new and different thing at every visit. From speakers like Shane Koyczan to performances by artists like William Prince to hands-on workshops, this festival will provide you with the best, authentic indigenous artisans, vendors and food.
  • When: June 22 - June 30
  • Where: Larwill Park, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Public Library Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby and Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Let’s Hear it For Yaletown

  • What: In celebration of the 150+ years of music in Canada, there will be a five-day free outdoor Canadian jazz event leading up to Canada Day.
  • When: June 26 - June 30
  • Where: Bill Curtis Square  

Surrey Canada Day

  • What: Celebrate Canada Day in Surrey with a free festival that features musical acts like Hedley and MAGIC!, great food, activities for all ages and the Fireworks Finale.
  • When: Jul 1, 10:00 am -11:00 pm
  • Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

Canada Day at Burnaby Village Museum  

  • What: This Canada Day, the Burnaby Village Museum is offering visitors its 1920s village streets as a backdrop for the 150+ Canada Day celebrations. There will be heritage games for kids, displays, music and an official parade.
  • When: July 1, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel  

Canada Day Fireworks at Canada Place  

  • What: Come celebrate Canada Day with a night full of fireworks!  
  • When: July 1, 10:00 pm onwards
  • Where: Canada Place   

Canada Day Celebration at Edmonds Plaza & Park

  • What: Join the Canada Day celebration outdoors at Edmonds Community Centre where there will be free family-friendly activities, face painting, music, bingo and multi-cultural entertainment.
  • When: July 1, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Where: Edmonds Community Centre

Canada Day at Swangard Stadium

  • What: Celebrate at the Swangard Stadium, where there will be a free concert and fireworks display.  
  • When: July 1, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Where: Swangard Stadium  

Gathering of the Canoes

  • What:  During a ten-day journey along the Sunshine Coast to the City of Vancouver, up to 30 canoes will request permission to land of the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. This summer, come and cheer on the Skippers and Canoe Families as they paddle!
  • When: July 14, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Where: Journey from the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver with a landing at Vancouver’s Vanier Park  

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