Canada Together at Canada Place July 1st

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Canada Together at Canada Place, happening July 1st along the waterfront in Vancouver, has been planned collaboratively with representatives from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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This year marks the 38th annual event at Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver, which has historically been the largest Canada Day celebration outside Ottawa.  From programming to the name and theme itself, the details of the day were carefully considered to create a welcoming experience for all people who live in this country.  

Canada Together at Canada Place July 1st

  • Admission: Free!
  • Date: Monday, July 1, 2024 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location: The indoor and outdoor spaces at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, and surrounding city streets.

The theme of the event is “Weaving together the fabric of a nation,” which honours Canada’s diversity and marks the day as one for gathering, celebrating, learning and sharing. Weaving is a common activity across many cultures and is a metaphor for the way the beauty, strength, and wisdom from the past can combine through multiple perspectives to create something meaningful for today and tomorrow.

Event Highlights

  • Main Stage sponsored by Downtown Van
    📍In front of Canada Place: 
    The main stage will feature incredible performances from acts including Said the WhaleFake Shark, The Free LabelDJO Show and more 
  • Kids’ Zone sponsored by CN
    📍 Jack Poole Plaza:
    Family–friendly entertainers and activities, including the Rock N’ Beau Dance Party, the annual mascot dance-off, Indigenous storytelling, and performances from Karima Essa, School of Rock Kids, and Higher Ground Dance Troup 
  • Port Community Zone sponsored by Alliance Grain Terminal, ILWU Canada, Neptune Terminals, West Coast Reduction, Western Group and Wallenius Wilhelmsen
    📍 Inside the ballrooms at Canada Place
    Learn about the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port. The zone will feature displays, fun activities, a speaker series and more.
  • Summer Sips sponsored by Stanley Park Brewing
    📍 North Point of Canada Place
    Sit back, relax and relish the beautiful view of the North Shore mountains while enjoying a delicious barbeque, a live DJ, and beverages by Stanley Park Brewing
  • Citizenship ceremony 
    📍Inside the ballrooms at Canada Place
    At 9:30am, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada will host a citizenship ceremony where 60 new citizens will be welcomed into Canada’s multicultural family
  • Indigenous displays: Learn about Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations by speaking with traditional weavers and carvers and learn some hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim words through colouring activities
  • Food trucks: Experience the multi-cultural tastes of Canada with a variety of food trucks along Canada Place Way 

Want to get involved? Every year, more than 200 volunteers help welcome over 200,000 guests who take part in the free event activities organized around Canada Place on July 1. Apply here for a variety of positions available.

Miss604 is a Media Partner of Canada Together at Canada Place

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