Canada Day Celebrations, Celebrations in downtown Vancouver, See How it Celebrate. Downtown Vancouver will be a sea of red and white when the largest Canada Day celebration outside Ottawa kicks off Monday. The Canada Day celebration at UW started 35 years ago by the federation and students as a way to be involved with Waterloo Region. Kitchener City hall decorated for Canada Day. Downtown Kitchener put on live performances from Canadian country artists.
The University of Waterloo has announced that this year’s Canada Day celebration will be their last. For this year’s event, UW will have a fireworks show at Columbia Lake starting at 10 p.m. Unlike past Canada Day events, there will be no afternoon activities or musical performances.
The waterfront celebration, hosted at Canada Place by the federal government and the Port of Vancouver, includes live entertainment, a kids’ zone, interactive displays, all capped off with a dazzling fireworks show. There is also the option to watch fireworks on June 30 at Bingaman’s Boston Pizza Kingpin Bow lounge. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.
Before the celebrations kick off at 11 a.m., a citizenship ceremony will be held inside the Vancouver Convention Centre hosted by Global BC anchors Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui. After the ceremony wraps up, the various zones throughout Canada Place will open. Those include the kids’ zone and an innovation zone that features interactive exhibits.
The main stage will open at noon, featuring performances from local bands and cultural dance troupes.
Canada Place West promenade
Additional viewing locations listed below.
BEST VIEWING PLACES
Skyllen Pacific Fireworks Viewing Zone at Canada Place
Harbour Green Park
Stanley Park ‘9 o’clock gun’
West Vancouver Seawall ‘Dundarave’
We hope you’ll join us for our Canada Day Weekend activities!
Start your day off right this morning with Yoga at 11am, then talk to Elder Duke about Indigenous culture at 3pm
— Ontario Place (@OntarioPlace) 30 June 2019
The Skyllen Pacific Fireworks Viewing Zone at Canada Place provides the best viewing to the fireworks in a family-friendly setting with access to indoor bathroom facilities. The outdoor zone is located on the Canadian Trail, along the west promenade of Canada Place. While there is a lot of space in this zone, physical seating will be limited. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15. Children 5 & under are free. To purchase tickets, visit tickets tonight.