Canada Day–True North Strong and Free

Location: John Lawson Park
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time: 2–10:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 150th birthday of our country by wearing our national colours and joining us at John Lawson Park.

Bring a picnic or choose from a selection of food vendors while enjoying live entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Schedule of Events on the Great Canadian Stage

2 p.m. Citizenship Ceremony
3–9 p.m. Kids Zone sponsored by Shaw
4:45–5:45 p.m. Winsome Kind Band
6–6:45 p.m. West Vancouver Youth Band
6:45 p.m. Official Ceremony and Singing of O Canada
7–10:30 p.m. Soulstream
10:30 p.m. Fireworks


Best waterfront viewing spot is Dundarave

Presented by Port of Vancouver

Vancouver’s only two-barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza lights up the night sky for a spectacular 20-minute display.

One barge floats off the West Vancouver waterfront and the other is in Burrard Inlet between Canada Place and North Vancouver. The pyro-musical show starts at 10:30 p.m. and will be simulcast on Classic Rock 101 FM.

Traffic, Street Closures and Parking for Fireworks

Parking and vehicle access along the West Vancouver waterfront may be restricted.

Please consider getting there by public transit, cycling or walking. Local traffic may be subject to road closures and parking restrictions south of Marine Drive.


Additional Blue Bus service will be available after the event, stationed along Marine Drive between 13th and 25th Streets.

Additional service will also be available from Park Royal after the event.

Canada Day Contributors


Rachelle McCormack
Events and Film Liaison