Canada Day will look different this year, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some awesome music, activities and entertainment — it will just be live from your computer or mobile device! Here’s a big list of Canada Day events around Metro Vancouver that you can tune into on Facebook, YouTube, and elsewhere online:
Virtual Canada Day Around Metro Vancouver
Check out all the online activities, contests (lots of chances to win prizes with each event), performances, and virtual fireworks displays on July 1st.
Sponsored by Miss604: Coquitlam Canada Day
When: July 1, 2020 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Where: Live on the City’s website. Featuring Will’s Jams, Vitaly, Speed Control, The Heels and more.
White Rock Virtual Canada Day by the Bay
When: July 1, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Live on Facebook and YouTube. Hosted by Michele Partridge with The Washboard Union, comedian John Cullen, Ludic, and more.
Virtual Canada Day on the North Shore
When: July 1, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Where: Live on Facebook. Virtual performances by Melanie Dekker, Adam Woodall, The Benders and more.
Canada Day #onRobson Goes Virtual
When: July 1, 2020 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Live on Facebook.
New Westminster Canada Day
When: July 1, 2020 from 10:30am to 11:00pm
Where: Live on Facebook here.
Steveston Salmon Festival/Richmond Canada Day
When: July 1, 2020 from 9:45am to 10:00pm
Where: Online here and on Facebook
Township of Langley Canada Day Online
When: July 1, 2020 at 9:00am and 7:00pm
Where: Live online here. Featuring a performance by Jim Byrnes.
Virtual Canada Day National Celebration
When: July 1, 2020: Daytime Show, Evening Show
Where: Live online here. Canadian Heritage Facebook and YouTube, and live on CBC across the country. Sarah McLachlan will represent the West Coast by performing at Canada Place (for the online audience).
In Burnaby, show the City how you’re celebrating by using #canadadaybby on Instagram for a chance to win one of two $100 Food Burnaby gift cards.
In Port Moody, you can access a lineup of programming at any time on this page, throughout the day on July 1st, including an “all Port Moody” line-up featuring Martin Mayer, Jamie Bonk, Traci King, and Joyelle Brandt.
Museum of Vancouver Canada Day
When: July 1, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm (in person)
Where: Purchase discounted admission tickets online in advance.
Canada Day Food Truck Drive-Thru Experience
When: July 1, 2020 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Where: 97 Braid Street, New Westminster featuring B&B Gourmet Burgers, G’s Donair’s, Hunky Bills, Lemon Heaven, Mr. Frosty, Tin Lizzy Mini Donuts and TLC Poutine.
Drive Through Canada Day at the PNE
When: July 1, 2020 from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Tickets must be purchased online for a specific time slot, and are not available for sale on site. Limited tickets are available per time slot per day.
Where: PNE Grounds. Designed with full COVID protocols in place as a ‘reverse’ parade, which will see guests drive their cars along the Parade Route. The experience will celebrate everything Canada with live performers, logger sports, and a celebration of Canada’s national sport of hockey along the route.