You can celebrate Canada Day at this 1,200lb Wild Sockeye Salmon BBQ in Metro Vancouver



Oh Canada!

Photo: Steveston Salmon Festival

The Steveston Salmon Festival will celebrate its 74th year with a better-than-ever Canada Day Celebration on July 1st!

This year’s festival, which is presented by YVR, will extend beyond its traditional home in Steveston Park and include family-friendly activities and entertainment from Britannia Shipyards to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

All the crowd favourites will return, including the region’s largest Canada Day parade, the children’s bicycle parade, vintage car show and the longstanding and mouth-watering tradition of the salmon barbecue. There will also be plenty of new activities to reign in Canada’s 152nd year…

Headlining the Main Stage, presented by TD Bank, will be Canadian rock radio mainstays, 54-40. Vancouver’s own Bend Sinister and Steveston staples Urban Myth and Line 49 will also hit the stage to help celebrate Canada’s birthday. The music won’t stop there, Steveston Village will host nine stages with over 50 performances, highlighting some of the best local talent Richmond and the Lower Mainland have to offer.

Photo: Steveston Salmon Festival

Festival goers will have a chance to check out Sammy’s Fun Zone, featuring carnival fun for the whole family and a stage with kid-friendly performances all day. The day will be capped off with a fantastic fireworks show along the waterfront of Steveston Village.

Note that the famous salmon BBQ sells out every year. The Wild Pacific Sockeye Salmon is expertly barbecued over an alder wood fire and served with salad, bun, and beverage. Plates are $16 per person (prices subject to change) and there will also be food trucks and vendors cooking up a storm throughout the day, not to mention this year’s epic chow-mein feast!

Photo: Steveston Salmon Festival

Steveston Salmon Festival was founded in 1945 by a group of neighbours who wanted to celebrate “Dominion Day”; this event continues today as one of the largest volunteer-driven events in Canada, welcoming over 80,000 attendees from across Metro Vancouver every year.

Whether you’re summer day dreams are made up thoughts of salmon on the grill, or your just looking for a great place to celebrate our home and native land with the kids, the Steveston Salmon Festival remains one of the most iconic Canada Day Celebration in Vancouver.


When: July 1, 2019 (10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)

Where: Steveston Village in Richmond, B.C.

To learn more about the festival, visit