Canada Day

 

Granville Island is bursting at the seams with culturally diverse national pride! Around every corner you’ll find entertainment, artwork and food, inviting you to wrap yourself in the flag and embrace the rich tapestry of our multicultural nation.

Map and Event Schedule
Transportation - Getting Here on Canada Day                       

 

Oh Canada - The True North Strong and Funny

June 29, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Celebrate Canada's 150th as the cast lampoons such Canadian ‘institutions’ as Heritage Minutes, the Mounties, winter, our hunky Prime Minister, hockey, lumberjacks....
Performing Arts

Create Your Own with Beadworks

July 1, 2017
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Lee's Donuts: Special Canada Day donut!

July 1, 2017
Come and see what creation the chefs at Lee's Donuts have dreamed up this year.
Culinary events

Artisan Markets

July 1, 2017
Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! Everything here is made in BC, Vancouver or on Granville Island! Truly a home-grown shopping experience.
Art & Crafts
Markets

Tattoos

July 1, 2017
Get your Maple Leaf tattoo!
Kids Stuff

Anderson Square “Under the Bridge” party

July 1, 2017
Join us in a fun new public space under the Granville Street Bridge, right in the centre of the island....
Ceremonies & Celebrations

The Lobster Man - Lobster Cook Out

July 1, 2017
Come enjoy freshly boiled lobster.
Culinary events

Bike Decorating Workshop & Parade

July 1, 2017
Add some colour and sparkle to your wheels, bikes, trikes, strollers and helmets and join the 1:30pm parade at Ocean Concrete. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided.
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Canada Day with Arts Umbrella

July 1, 2017
Children and adults alike can join Arts Umbrella artists in celebrating the birds and flowers of Canada!  Create your own "Canadian Crown” to wear proudly, and celebrate the winged cre...
Kids Stuff

Musical Playground

July 1, 2017
Play some cool instruments made from recycled objects! The Musical Playground is an interactive installation that features a variety of hands-on experimental musical instruments....
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Spray! Splash! Play!

July 1, 2017
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Maple Leaf Mural

July 1, 2017
Come get arty with the Federation of Canadian Artists for Canada Day 2017. Decorate a maple leaf and stick it to the pop-up mural on our outer gallery walls....
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Canada Day with Arts Umbrella

July 1, 2017
Children and adults alike can join Arts Umbrella artists in celebrating the birds and flowers of Canada! Create your own "Canadian Crown” to wear proudly and celebrate the winged ...
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Face Painting

July 1, 2017
Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!
Kids Stuff

Play with Clay - Make a Flower!

July 1, 2017
Enjoy family-friendly fun with clay! Learn the basics of hand building with clay and create a beautiful garden installation with flowers on magnets.
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

MELA! Festivals Pavilion and Stage

July 1, 2017 to July 2, 2017
Live music, colourful bazaar and mouth-watering food from around the world. A plethora of hand-crafted artisan crafts and clothing....
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Festivals
Performing Arts

Roving Perfomers

July 1, 2017
Mortal Coil’s spectacular rain forest creatures and daring disco queens are back with their brilliance. Duh Hockey Guys play road hockey with Canada’s young hockey heroes.
Performing Arts

The Caesar… a Canadian favorite!

July 1, 2017
Liberty will feature a truly Canadian cocktail made with Truth Vodka or Endeavour Gin, Clamato juice, fresh lemon, Worcestershire, Tabasco, grated horseradish.  The full Liberty menu will be offe...
Culinary events

Two-Shot Hot Shop Rock

July 1, 2017
Come into our studio and play with lava!...
Workshops, Talks & Forums

False Creek Community Centre Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2017
Carnival-like festivities including games, crafts and food await!
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Kids Stuff

Kids Market

July 1, 2017
Little Paws Agility Shows: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | FREE The dog days of summer are back!...
Educational Events
Kids Stuff

Canada Day Crafting with MAKE

July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada Day with Make! Join our creative crew and make your own awesome moose hats, funny beaver puppets, and Canada-tastic pin buttons!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Family Pavilion

July 1, 2017
Noon – 12:45pm Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) Our cultural history is steeped in tradition, spirituality, canoes, family history, legends and stories of our Ancestors....
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2017
A Granville Island community tradition: Get ready to cheer! See map for parade route. Starting at Ocean Construction and ending at Ron Basford Park.
Ceremonies & Celebrations

Official Canada Day Ceremony

July 1, 2017
Show your national pride!...
Ceremonies & Celebrations

Tsatsu Stalqaya (Coastal Wolf Pack)

July 1, 2017
Traditional Salish song and dance.
Performing Arts