Transit-friendly Canada Day events in Metro Vancouver

Transit-friendly Canada Day events in Metro Vancouver

Streams of people walking on Cordova Street near Waterfront Station, a bus in the background.

Now marking its’ 156th birthday, Canada Day celebrations are happening across Metro Vancouver. With many celebrations going on, you might want to check out more than one!

Avoid the stress of traffic and parking by taking transit.

The SeaBus and SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines are operating extended service on Canada Day. Holiday fares are also in effect on July 1, which means you only need a 1-Zone fare to travel across all zones. For full details, please visit

Don’t have a Compass Card or taking transit for the first time? Simply tap your contactless Interac debit card, as well as American Express, Mastercard and Visa credit cards at our faregates at stations and readers onboard buses.

Here’s a list, sorted by region, and how you can get there by transit!


Canada Together at Canada Place

⏰: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

?: Canada Place (Vancouver)

?: Waterfront Station (Canada Line, Expo Line, SeaBus, and many buses also serve this station)

A popular celebration spot in the heart of Vancouver, Canada Place is hosting a Canada Day event with many things to do. Among them a music performance by pop-duo Tegan and Sara, as well as a Citizenship Ceremony where 30 Canadians-to-be will take the stage!

DJ O-Show, a favourite across our transit system, will also be in attendance with a set!

Burnaby & New Westminster

Canada Day at Edmonds Plaza and Park

⏰: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

?: 7433 Edmonds Street (Burnaby)

?: ~ 20 minutes walk from Edmonds Station, or buses 106 New Westminster Stn / Edmonds Stn, 119 Edmonds Stn / Metrotown Stn, and 133 Holdom Stn / Edmonds Stn

A perfect place to bring the kids for an engaging day of celebration. Edmonds Plaza and Park will have many kid-friendly activities filled with live entertainment, activities, games, and best of all, cake!

Burnaby Village Museum

⏰: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

?: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue (Burnaby)

?: 123 New West Stn / Brentwood Stn, 129 Patterson Stn / Holdom Stn, 133 Holdom Stn / Edmonds Stn, 144 SFU / Metrotown Station

Nestled inside the beautiful Deer Lake Park, the Burnaby Village Museum hosts an open-air site with displays, activities, and special cupcake treats!

StreetFest on Central

⏰: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

?: Central Boulevard, Central Park, Civic Square (Burnaby)

?: Patterson and Metrotown Stations, and many buses serving these stations

This celebration is accessible via two SkyTrain Stations. It features activities, performances, food, and a fireworks finale at Central Park to keep you walking and occupied throughout the evening.

Westminster Pier Park

⏰: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

?: Westminster Pier Park (New Westminster)

?: Columbia Station and New Westminster Station (Expo Line), many buses serve this station

Immerse yourself in live music, multicultural performances, interactive circus experiences, and even create art that will be showcased in the community. Indulge your taste buds with delectable treats from food trucks and the Eats at the Pier concession.

Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody)

Golden Spike Days

⏰: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

?: Rocky Point Park (Port Moody)

?: Moody Centre Station (Millennium Line), 160 Port Coquitlam Stn / Kootenay Loop

As a part of the larger four-day Golden Spike Days, Canada Day will be action-packed with activities that will make you laugh, mesmerized, and active. It starts with Tri Cities Got Talent and fitness in the morning and ends with the dance and comedy performances in the afternoon and evening.

Coquitlam Canada Day

⏰: 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

?: Town Centre Park (Coquitlam)

?: Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station (Millennium Line), 183 Moody Ctr Stn / Coquitlam Central Stn, 188 Coquitlam Central Stn / Port Coq Stn, 191 Coquitlam Central Stn / Princeton

To reflect upon the multicultural nature of the community, this celebration features various performances from the community. This is complemented with a fun-filled set of adventure games, food stands, and booths to keep you entertained until the 10 p.m. fireworks!

Port Coquitlam Canada Day Celebration

⏰: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

?: Castle Park (Port Coquitlam)

?: 159 Coquitlam Central Stn / Braid Stn, 170 Pt Coquitlam Stn / Pt Coquitlam South

Experience an unforgettable evening of live entertainment featuring critically acclaimed country artist Chad Brownlee and Canadian blues rock band Big Sugar. Get ready for an explosive grand finale with dazzling fireworks. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and exciting activities for the whole family at the event.


Steveston Salmon Festival

⏰: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

?: Steveston Village (Richmond)

?: 401 Richmond-Brighouse Stn / One Road, 402 Two Road / Brighouse Station, 407 Gilbert / Bridgeport

An event all about celebrating the vibrant community of Steveston, the Steveston Salmon Festival is packed with exhibits showcasing art, cultural foods, horticulture, and a local market to highlight the uniqueness of this event.

The parade will start at 10 a.m., travelling along Moncton and Chatham Streets.

North Shore (North Vancouver and West Vancouver)

Canada Day North Vancouver

⏰: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

?: Shipyards District (North Vancouver)

?: Lonsdale Quay via the SeaBus, many buses this hub

Celebrate Canada Day at The Shipyards with the Rotary Club of Lions Gate! Join the community for a day of entertainment, including performances by local artists, a beer garden, and family-friendly fun.

Canada Day West Vancouver

⏰: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

?: John Lawson Park (West Vancouver)

?: 250 Horseshoe Bay / Dundarave / Vancouver, 253 Caufeild / Vancouver / Park Royal, 255 Dundarave / Capilano University, 257 Horseshoe Bay / Vancouver Express

Live music, kids’ activities, food vendors, and a live citizenship ceremony in the beautiful John Lawson Park.

Maple Ridge

Canada Day in Maple Ridge

⏰: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

?: Memorial Peace Park (Maple Ridge)

?: R3 Lougheed Hwy RapidBus, 701 Haney / Maple Ridge East / Coq Stn

With a kids zone, food trucks, multiple performance stages, beer garden, and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the line, Maple Ridge’s Canada Day celebration is packed with activities to keep everyone entertained.

Did we mention there’s a rock wall you can climb?

Surrey, Langley, and White Rock

Surrey Canada Day

⏰: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

?: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre (Surrey)

?: 364 Langley Ctr / Scottsdale

Touted as Western Canada’s largest Canada Day celebration, it features four stages, entertainment, food and learning opportunities. Be sure to stay to the end with their fireworks extravaganza starting at 10 p.m.!

Canada Day by the Bay

⏰: 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

?: Memorial Park, Bayview Park, the White Rock, West Beach (White Rock)

?: 321 White Rock / Newton / Surrey Ctrl Stn, 351 White Rock Ctr / Bridgeport Stn, 361 Ocean Park / White Rock Centre, 362 Seaside / White Rock Centre

Start your day with a pancake breakfast by donation at Bayview Park. Then, walk along the shores of White Rock, which will be filled with vendors, food, and entertainment. A grand finale fireworks display will mesmerize you at 10:15 p.m.

Aldergrove Athletic Park

⏰: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

?: Aldergrove Athletic Park – North Complex, 26845 27 Avenue (Langley)

?: 503 Aldergrove / Surrey Central Stn

Family fun and live entertainment takes over the park with mini golf, food trucks, and a magic show to keep everyone engaged!

Canada Day in Fort Langley

⏰: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

?: 9135 King Street (Langley)

?: 562 Langley Centre / Walnut Grove

This family-friendly special event features a scavenger hunt, face painting, balloon twisting, and live music across this vibrant neighbourhood!

With so many celebrations going on, it’ll be hard to miss one no matter where you are in the region. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip and celebrate Canada Day at these events!

Say hello to new, extended permanent hours at the TransLink Customer Service Centre at Waterfront Station, starting on Tuesday, July 4. The hours are now Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m .