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Vancouver is joining the biggest online Canada Day celebration, and you’re invited!

Canada Day at Canada Place will be part of this year's National virtual Canada Day on July 1.
Canada Place at Port of Vancouver. Photo: Port of Vancouver

One of Vancouver’s most anticipated summer traditions is going to look a little different this year. With facilities closed to the public in accordance with public health authority requirements, the 33rd annual Canada Day at Canada Place will not be hosting daytime or evening events at the sails. 

That said, the party will go on, as the largest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa will be heading online on July 1.

Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is joining this year’s National virtual Canada Day, a Canada-wide celebration that will unite Canadians from all provinces and territories together for our nation’s birthday. 

Hosted by Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord, the livestream event will feature artistic collaborations between performers from coast to coast, including stops in Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Pre-event filming at Sarah McLachlan. Photo: Port of Vancouver

Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is excited to be representing Western Canada in the Canada Day Evening Show, where Sarah McLachlan will be featured from a pre-recorded filming singing “World on Fire” on the North Point of Canada Place. 

Canadian artists Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, and The Sheepdogs are also set to perform during the broadcast. 

The night will end with a montage of the best Canada Day fireworks from past years. Keep an eye out, and you just may spot a clip of the evening fireworks display from Coal Harbour!

Viewers can tune into National virtual Canada Day during the 8:00 p.m. PST Canada Day special on CBC Radio Canada.

The show will also be broadcast at 5:00 p.m. PST on the Canadian Heritage Facebook and YouTube pages.