This massive waterfront Canada Day celebration features live music, food, and fireworks

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Canada Day at Canada Place
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The sky will be on fire and the crowds cheering as Vancouver celebrates the 32nd annual Canada Day at Canada Place on July 1, 2019.

As the largest Canada Day celebration in western Canada, the sprawling waterfront event offers food, live entertainment, family activities, displays, and much more. It covers five city blocks and includes the indoor and outdoor spaces at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and the surrounding city streets. What’s more, the event welcomes over 250,000 visitors each year, and it is free to attend.

The festivities kick off early at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional Citizenship Ceremony, which  welcomes 60 new Canadians into the country. Following this, all zones and exhibits, including the main stage, open at 11 a.m.

Event highlights will include:

  • Daytime event performances: Featuring terrific musical acts and dance performances that reflect the talent and diversity of Canada itself, with headliners Delhi 2 Dublin closing out the day.
  • Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone: Located on the North Point of Canada Place, this zone will feature a lineup of fantastic music from artists including headliner Dirty Radio.
  • Canadian Forces Zone (Hall B): Incredible displays and interactive exhibits that honour Canada’s Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Innovation Zone: The Innovation Zone provides a peek into the future through displays, exhibits, and inspirational talks from some of the most interesting and forward-thinking organizations around.
  •  Kids’ Zone (Hall A): New for this year, the Kids’ Zone will feature a ton of activities to keep the kids entertained. Featuring emcee and music by Rock’N’Beau, and an epic mascot dance-off
  • Picnic Plaza: Picnic tables, buskers and family-friendly activities.
  •  Food trucks: Experience the great multi-cultural tastes of Canada.
  • Fireworks: Vancouver’s only two-barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza, viewable from Vancouver’s waterfront and the North Shore, with tickets (and best viewing) available at the family-friendly Fireworks Viewing Zone.

Volunteer positions are still needed for the following areas: Information Kiosks, Site Maintenance, Line Monitors / Ushers, Stagehands and Runners, Talent / Volunteer Assistants, Citizenship Ceremony Assistants, and Greeters.

Canada Day at Canada Place
Canada Place

Canada Day at Canada Place

When: July 1, 2019
Where: Canada Place and surrounding city streets