CanadaFest at Canada Place

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 3:45pm PST
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Canada Place is set to host its first ever CanadaFest during the BC Day long weekend. Celebrating all things Canada, BC, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it’s our city’s latest free festival that will be filed with food, music and activities for the family.

Canada Day 2011 @ Canada Place
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

What CanadaFest
When Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 11:00am until 7:00pm.
Where Canada Place’s front plaza, the Canadian Trail on the West Promenade, the North Point, and the Observation Deck

The theme will be Canadiana at CanadaFest, from poutine to a Queen Elizabeth II impersonator. Other featured acts & activities include: Ali Milner (Cover Me Canada Finalist), Oyster Shucking Competition with Vancouver’s 2012 World Champ “Oyster Bob Skinner“, Nearly Neale’s Canadian A, Alouest Acadian Francophone, Git Hayetsk (celebrating BC’s First Nations community), Afternoon Tea, and the War of 1812 Exhibition.

You could spend the day at Canada Place then walk over to English Bay for the last night of the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks, enjoying all that Vancouver has to offer in the summer.

Canada Place is one of Vancouver’s most recognizable icons and is the first thing that thousands of international cruise ship travellers experience when they disembark. It’s fitting that they celebrate all things Canada with this new, free, family festival.

Follow @CanadaPlace on Twitter for more information about CanadaFest. is a proud sponsor of CanadaFest at Canada Place.

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