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Canada Day 2010: Granville Island

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 9:00am PDT
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Canada Day is coming up in just a few weeks and for many, it’s the official start of summer (since the May long weekend was rained-out around here). I’ll be profiling about half a dozen community events and festivals over the next few days using the tag: Canada Day so that when the series is complete you will be able to find all listings in one location. First up, Canada Day on Granville Island.

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Granville Island, Vancouver [Google Map]

July 1, 2010 10:00am – 7:00pm


  • Free tours of Malaspina Studio
  • The International Pavilion will host MELA! to celebrate cultures from around the world through music, dance, crafts and more.
  • The Kids Market will be providing blank postcards, stamps, and ink allowing patrons to ‘make ‘n take’ postcards.
  • Free street performances throughout the Island
  • Truly Canadian Pancake Breakfast at the Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel (7:30am – 11:00am) $1 from each meal benefits Canuck Place.
  • Parade

  • Bring your bike and decorate it to be a part of the parade (10:00am – 1:00pm)
  • The 11th annual Canada Day parade will start at 1:30pm
  • Free bike valet service will then be offered at Ocean Construction and the False Creek Community Centre
  • Music
    Starting at 12:00pm visit Performance Works, Railspur Alley, Ron Basford Park, Market Stage or the Taproom at Granville Island Brewing for a selection of jazz concerts from the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

    You can find out more on the Granville Island website or by following them on Twitter @Granville_Isle.

    Related posts for Canada Day 2010: Granville Island, Richmond/Steveston, North Vancouver, Canada Place, Whistler, and Surrey. The series will continue this week with more listings.


    1. stefanie says:

      Canada Day on Granville Island is amazing! But people: leave your cars at home! As someone who works down there, I can tell you, there is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in one way traffic on the island. Its great fun, but you don’t need a vehicle to enjoy the festivities!

    2. There’s a lot happening on Granville Island all summer long. To find out more about community events and interesting places to visit on Granville Island, visit!

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