Canada Day In and Around the V3H


Welcome! This post outlines local Canada Day activities for 2009. For a 2011 event listing, visit Canada Day 2011 in the Tri-Cities. And happy Canada Day!

Wednesday July 1 is Canada’s 142nd birthday, and there is a lot going on in and around the V3H in honour of the occasion.

Port Moody’s Canada Day celebration takes place from 12-5pm at Rocky Point Park [map]. There will be hot dogs, cake and live entertainment. And lots and lots of games, including wiffle ball. Need we say more?

The Port Moody Station Museum will also be hosting Canada Day festivities from 10:30am to 4:30pm [map]. There will be cake and Canadian treats, as well as crafts and games for the kids. Given its proximity to Rocky Point Park you could probably hit both events and really fill yourself up on cake – not that we here at endorse that sort of behaviour. 😉

Of course, Port Moody isn’t the only community hosting Canada Day festivities. Coquitlam’s party will be running from 10am to 6pm at Lafarge Lake [map]. There will be live performers including Bobs & LoLo, an artisan market and a chance to ride in an authentic First Nations canoe. If you’re hungry local restaurants such as Pasta Polo and The Marble Slab Creamery are participating in a Taste of Coquitlam. But we’re pretty sure we had your kids at Bobs & LoLo.

The really happening place to be on Canada Day, though, is Port Coquitlam. From 8 to 11:30am there will be a fishing derby at Lions Park [map]. Kids 12 and under will have a chance to test their fishing skills, and breakfast will be provided on-site by the Lions Club. Then from 12pm until dusk the real party will be happening at Castle Park [map]. There will be parking restrictions in effect, so park in the West Coast Express lot on Kingsway and take the free shuttle. There will be musical entertainment and an international bazaar. But the capper to the day will be the grand finale fireworks. Who doesn’t love fireworks?

There are certainly lots of choices so get out, eat some cake, and celebrate Canada!

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