O Canada Day

Granville Island is bursting at the seams with culturally diverse national pride! Around every corner you’ll find live entertainment, family activities, art and mouth watering food, inviting you to embrace the rich tapestry of our multicultural nation.

Map and Event Schedule
Transportation - Getting Here on Canada Day                       

 

Chain & Forge Street Party | Free

July 1, 2019
Join us at the Chain & Forge located under the “Granville Street Bridge”, right in the centre of the island....
Art & Crafts
Food and Drink
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Flowers of Canada

July 1, 2019
Visit Railspur Alley West and learn about the unique flowers that represent the provinces and territories of Canada. Take a photo or selfie in front of your favourite flower and post it to Instagram....
Kids Stuff
Learning
Visual Arts

Lobster Man – Annual Lobster Cook Out

July 1, 2019
An annual Canada Day tradition featuring cooked lobster and corn on the cob. This special combo sells out every year so don’t miss out!
Food and Drink

MURALS

July 1, 2019
Granville Island celebrates visual art in public spaces....
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Visual Arts

Lee's Donuts: Special Canada Day donut!

July 1, 2019
Come and see what creation the chefs at Lee's Donuts have dreamed up this year.
Food and Drink

Artisan Markets

July 1, 2019
Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! 
Art & Crafts
Markets
Visual Arts

Tattoos | Free

July 1, 2019
Get your Maple Leaf tattoo!
Kids Stuff

Flora & Fauna Puppet Making | Free

July 1, 2019
Learn about the animals and flowers of Canada and make your very own puppet to take home. Artists will be onsite to help you create a puppet on a stick, then come join in the parade!...
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Learning

Musical Playground | Free

July 1, 2019
An interactive installation that features a variety of hands-on experimental musical instruments.
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Bike Decorating Workshop & Parade

July 1, 2019
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

Granville Island Buskers

July 1, 2019
Witness one-of-a-kind local and international talent in unique outdoor locations. If you enjoy what you see, please be generous.
Outdoors
Performing Arts

Cityscape Print Making | Free

July 1, 2019
Join master printmaker, Julie McIntyre, and learn to create a degrade colour roll, and ink an original pre-cut woodcut block....
Art & Crafts
Learning
Visual Arts

Spray! Splash! Play!

July 1, 2019
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Pins and Flags

July 1, 2019
Pick up a free flag and pin from many of our Granville Island merchants.
Outdoors

Streamkeepers | Free

July 1, 2019
Curious about the waters that flow through False Creek inlet?...
Kids Stuff
Learning
Outdoors

Community Paint-by-Numbers | Free

July 1, 2019
Join us at the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) for a collective community art project! Not an artist? No problem! Everyone can join in. Just pick a number and grab a brush!...
Art & Crafts
Learning
Visual Arts

Button Making with Arts Umbrella! | Free

July 1, 2019
Turn your own piece of art into a button using the birds and flowers of Canada as inspiration!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Face Painting

July 1, 2019
Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!
Kids Stuff
Outdoors

The Caesar

July 1, 2019
Voted ‘Vancouver’s Best Caesar’....
Food and Drink

Dragon Boat Rides! Free

July 1, 2019
False Creek Racing Canoe Club is offering FREE Dragon Boat rides – Get your family, friends and neighbours out on the water....
Kids Stuff
Learning
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Dye Your Own Yarn! | $21 per skein of yarn

July 1, 2019
Mini drop-in workshop to hand-dye your own yarn! All supplies provided. Required time for each participant is 30-60 minutes.
Art & Crafts
Learning
Workshops, Talks & Forums

False Creek Community Centre Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2019
Carnival-like festivities including games, crafts and food await!
Kids Stuff
Parade and Ceremony

Kids Market Canada Day | Free | Varies $

July 1, 2019
Little Paws Agility Shows: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | FREE The dog days of summer are back!...
Educational Events
Kids Stuff
Outdoors

Canada Day with MAKE | Free

July 1, 2019
Come celebrate Canada Day and help us decorate our BIG map of Canada! Then design and make yourself a cool button!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Roving Perfomers

July 1, 2019
Keep your eyes open for spectacular roving characters, larger-than-life stilt dancers, and those super-tall “elite hockey professionals”, Duh Hockey Guys, will be back playing spontan...
Performing Arts

Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers | Free

July 1, 2019
Bells and Hankies and Dancers - Oh my! Rhythmic swirls of red and white, waving hankies and dancing bells perform to live music.
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Two Shot Hot Rock

July 1, 2019
Ever wanted to play with fire? How about molten glass? Stop by Vancouver Studio Glass, for a "taste test" of what it's like to work with the elusive material of hot glass. $65....
Art & Crafts
Learning
Visual Arts

Family Pavilion | Free

July 1, 2019
Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver & Caudillos del Sur Mexican Ballet Noon – 12:45  Formed during the summer of 2014, Mariachi Las Estrellas is Vancouver's only all-female M...
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Granville Island Jazz | Free

July 1, 2019
Presented by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society as part of TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Live music on four stages....
Live Music
Parade and Ceremony
Performing Arts

Immigrant Lessons | Free

July 1, 2019
A dance art collective created to promote cultural pluralism through: dance, music, fashion, and visual design. Photo credit: Kimberly Gonzalez and Han Pham with clothing design by Pattern Nation
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Performing Arts

Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver & Caudillos del Sur Mexican Ballet

July 1, 2019
Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver Formed during the summer of 2014, Mariachi Las Estrellas is Vancouver's only all-female Mariachi Band....
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Cause & Effect Circus | Free

July 1, 2019
An interactive contemporary juggling act. Prepare to be amazed!  
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

20th Annual Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2019
A Granville Island community tradition: Get ready to cheer!
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Parade and Ceremony

Official Canada Day Ceremony | Free

July 1, 2019
Show your national pride and raise your voice to join Shannon Scott as she leads the national anthem!...
Kids Stuff
Parade and Ceremony
Performing Arts

Print Making Fun with Opus | Free

July 1, 2019
Join the staff from Opus Art Supplies for some printmaking fun! Learn how to pull your own Canada-themed silkscreen or make a card using hand-carved maple leaf stamps! Great for all ages
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Learning
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Toque Flamenco | Free

July 1, 2019
Founded in 2014 by Marilú Vallejo and Mario Sota, Toque Flamenco aims to share and promote Flamenco culture in Western Canada....
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Tsatsu Stalqaya/Coastal Wolf Pack | Free

July 1, 2019
Traditional Coast Salish singing and dancing.  
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts

Indangamirwa Vancouver | Free

July 1, 2019
A project borne out of passion for dance and culture, Indangamirwa Vancouver is a traditional dance group working to expand, celebrate, promote, and preserve Rwandese culture in Canada.
Kids Stuff
Live Music
Performing Arts