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  Celebrating Canada Day 2016 on Vancouver Island

                   We're celebrating Canada’s 149th birthday!

Vancouver Island communities will be buzzing with activity on the July 1st holiday, with fireworks, BBQs and concerts to show off our national pride.  Here are some great ideas to help get your planning started:       

SOUTH ISLAND:

Pre Canada Day Free Concert - Victoria Soul Gospel Choir

Thu. June 30th, 2016 Victoria

Free concert in the park - Victoria Soul Gospel choir

Bear Mountain Canada Day Run

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Lace up for the Bear Mountain Run Series, presented by 107.3 KOOL FM. The third run in the series is the Bear Mountain Canada Day Run!

Canada Day Celebrations

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Colwood

Canada Day’s biggest birthday cake is always served at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Come celebrate Canada’s special day and join the excitement!

Canada Day Market at the Inner Harbour

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Local and original artists, food trucks, musicians, and much more, at the beautiful inner harbour, all Canada Day weekend.

Canada Day Penthouse Party at Swans Hotel

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Come celebrate Canada Day at Swans Hotel & Brewpub from the comfort of our 3 level Penthouse Suite,with an unrivaled view of the fireworks from our rooftop patio. Food, drinks and good times to be had.

Cultural & Arts Festival of India

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Sunday, July 3rd Victoria

Come and enjoy the Cultural and Arts Festival during the Canada Day weekend at the Victoria Hindu Temple. Enjoy dazzling dances (classical, folk, Bollywood), enchanting music of India & FREE food

Gorge Canada Day Picnic

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Esquimalt

Celebrate Canada Day along the Gorge Waterway with a pancake breakfast, family parade, stage entertainment, classic cars, kids’ activities, strawberry tea...and more!

Gorge on Art

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Saanich

Gorge on Art, located at the Gorge Waterway Park

 

Cookeilidh

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Lively Celtic tunes to celebrate Canada Day!

Memorial Drag Ball Game

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Esquimalt

TD presents the Annual Memorial Dragball Game on July 1st at Vic West Park.

Raven Baroque Free Summer Concert

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Raven Baroque plays the hits from 1600 to 1750 (Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, etc.)...in full costume!

Saturna Island Lamb Barbeque

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Saturna Island

67th Annual Lamb BBQ on Saturna Island. Argentinian style open fire lamb bbq.

SHAKE! FEST 3

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

SHAKE! FEST 3 presents Dead Soft, Power-Buddies, Astral Gunk & Spring Breaks at Lucky Bar on July 1.

SHAKE! FEST 3: Isotopes, The Mandates & Durban Poison

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

SHAKE! FEST 3 presents Isotopes, The Mandates & Durban Poison at Logan's Pub on July 1.

TD Victoria International JazzFest: Steve Hill

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Inviting audiences to catch a glimpse of musical madness in the form of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll, one-man band extraordinaire Steve Hill is one of Canada’s premier blues artists.

Victoria Canada Day

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Victoria Celebrates Canada Day presented by Coast Capital Savings will be back with a great lineup of family-friendly events, two performance stages, and our annual fireworks display over the Inner Harbour!

Victoria HarbourCats vs Kelowna Falcons

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Victoria

Join the excitement when the Victoria HabourCats host the Kelowna Falcons at Royal Athletic Park.

COWICHAN:

Canada Day Celebration in Duncan

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Duncan

Celebrate Canada Day at the BC Forest Discovery Centre!

Canadian Tea Harvest

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 Duncan

On Friday July 1, we invite you to raise a cup and celebrate a national first. As Canada’s only working tea farm we are excited about releasing the first estate-grown Canadian tea.

Celebrate Canada Day in Chemainus

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Chemainus

Waterwheel Park sets the stage for their annual family friendly event there little something for everyone of all ages.

Ladysmith Canada Day Celebration

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Ladysmith

An afternoon of activities for the whole family!

Cowichan Community 4-H club Annual Canada Day Parade

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Courtenay

This is the cowichan community 4-H's annual Canada day parade. We will have frozen desserts, games but no animals as it is too hot. A parade will proceed it. There will also be a flag raising at 11:20.

CENTRAL ISLAND:

6th Annual Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Sunday, July 3rd Qualicum

Weekend camping, great bluegrass, tasty food, old friends & new ones. Excellent parking lot pickin, plus organized jams, New site Meadowood Community Park, 1810 Galvin Place, Qualicum

Canada Day Celebrations at Casino Nanaimo

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Nanaimo

Canada Day Slot Tournament & Hot Seat Draws!

Canada Day Fireworks Paddle

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Parksville

Celebrate Canada day watching the fireworks from a kayak!

Canada Day in Parksville

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Parksville

Parksville's Canada Day celebrations are among the largest on Vancouver Island. The day's festivities kick off with the Shriner's Pancake Breakfast, parade, family focused entertainment and activities

Canada Day in Qualicum Beach

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Qualicum

Come out and enjoy the fun...and celebrate Canada's birthday!

Celebrate Canada Day in Nanaimo

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Nanaimo

Dress up in red and white! A day of free fun for the whole family.


Celebrate Canada Day in Tofino!

Fri. July 1st, 2016 in Tofino

Celebrate Canada Day in Tofino!

Celebrate Canada Day with David Gogo

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Ucluelet

Celebrate Canada Day with a Canadian blues master!

Gabriola Island Canada Day Night Market and Festival

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Gabriola Island

Music! Art! Holiday! Family Fun! A FREE Gabriola Island arts event presented by the Gabriola Arts Council, in partnership with Village Food Market.

Nanaimo Pirates vs Parksville Royals

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Nanaimo

Come cheer on the Pirates, Nanaimo's very own BC Premier Baseball Team, when they host a double header against the Parksville Royals.

Party in the Park

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Nanaimo

Outdoor music festival featuring Juno award winning rock bands Monster Truck and One Bad Son.

Canada Day Party with Dope Soda at the Dock!

Fri. July 1st, 2016 - Sat. July 2nd, 2016 Nanaimo

The only floating Canada Day Party in town with Dope Soda at the Dinghy Dock. No cover!

NORTH ISLAND:

The NiteB4 in Spirit Square

Thurs. June 30th, 2016 in Campbell River

The night before Canada Day is a fantastic party in Campbell River!

Canada Day Chinook Salmon Fishing Derby

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 Campbell River

Take on the peak of the summer salmon runs at Painter’s Lodge this year during this family Derby.

Canada Day in Campbell River

Friday, July 1st, 2016 in Campbell River

Campbell River is the place to be on Canada Day!

Canada Day on Mount Washington

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Mt. Washington

Wear red and white and the Mile High Scenic Chairlift Ride is half price! Cake will be served in the courtyard at 2pm to celebrate Canada's birthday.

Comox Valley Canada Day

Thurs. June 30th - Fri. July 1st in the Comox Valley

This is one of the Comox Valley’s premier yearly events and it is all free!

Courtenay Museum Open House

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Courtenay

Everyone is invited to drop in to our free open house on Canada Day!

Port Alice Canada Day Celebration

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Port Alice

Port Alice celebrates Canada Day with a parade, park activities, a salmon bbq and a fireworks display as the grand finale of this patriotic day.

Port McNeill 50th Anniversary & Canada Day Celebration

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 Port McNeill

Come out to join the fun!

Port McNeill Logger Sports

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 Port McNeill

Another world-class event is planned and the competition will be fierce.

Sointula Canada Day Regatta

Fri. July 1st, 2016 Sointula

5th Annual Sointula Canada Day Regatta. Watch a sailing race, eat local food, enjoy the beer garden, live entertainment, arts and crafts fair and eat cake!

 

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