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                       

 

an̓usáyum̓ / Two Berries

July 1, 2018
Two young Indigenous artists from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. Both studying their language, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim, their sound mixes traditional with contemporary....
Performing Arts

Tattoos

July 1, 2018 to July 2, 2018
Get your Maple Leaf tattoo!
Kids Stuff

Chain & Forge "Under the Bridge" party

July 1, 2018
Join us in our new public space under the “Granville Street Bridge”, right in the centre of the island....
Art & Crafts
Culinary events
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Lee's Donuts: Special Canada Day donut!

July 1, 2018
Come and see what creation the chefs at Lee's Donuts have dreamed up this year.
Culinary events

Artisan Markets

July 1, 2018
Experience a diverse array of BC’s finest in artisan created craft and food! 
Art & Crafts
Markets

Maple Leaf Mural

July 1, 2018
Decorate a maple leaf and stick it to the pop-up mural on our outer gallery walls. 
Art & Crafts
Visual Arts
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Pins and Flags

July 1, 2018
Pick up a free flag and pin from many of our Granville Island merchants.
Outdoors

Button Making with Arts Umbrella

July 1, 2018
Turn your own piece of art into a button that you can wear and share to remember Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Face Painting

July 1, 2018
Have your face painted with funky colours and designs!
Kids Stuff

Floating houses of the Sea Village

July 1, 2018
Have you ever wondered what living on a floating home is all about? Come and hear from the residents of Sea Village....
Educational Events

Button Making with Arts Umbrella

July 1, 2018
Turn your own piece of art into a button that you can wear and share to remember Canada Day.
Kids Stuff

The Lobster Man - Lobster Cook Out

July 1, 2018
The Lobster Man, Mast Tower Road Freshly boiled lobster.
Culinary events

Bird Puppets

July 1, 2018
Make a local or migratory bird puppet and learn about birds that migrate through our city....
Art & Crafts
Educational Events

Bike Decorating Workshop & Parade

July 1, 2018
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

Musical Playground

July 1, 2018
An interactive installation that features a variety of hands-on experimental musical instruments.
Performing Arts

Spray! Splash! Play!

July 1, 2018
Still the best way to cool down on a hot Canada Day.
Kids Stuff
Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Granville Island Buskers

July 1, 2018
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

Meeting Our Makers

July 1, 2018
Four craft artists will demonstrate their craft and invite you & your family to try your hands at using their materials to create a small item.
Art & Crafts

Canada Day Crafting with MAKE

July 1, 2018
Canada rocks! Join us at Make for your choice of cool Canadiana printed tees for $5, and make your own Canadian pin buttons for FREE!
Art & Crafts
Kids Stuff
Workshops, Talks & Forums

Roving Perfomers

July 1, 2018
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, 2018
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

Dye Your Own Yarn!

July 1, 2018
Mini drop-in workshop to hand-dye your own yarn! All supplies provided. Required time for each participant is 30-60 minutes. $21 per skein of yarn
Art & Crafts

False Creek Community Centre Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2018
Carnival-like festivities including games, crafts and food await!
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Kids Stuff

Kids Market

July 1, 2018
Little Paws Agility Shows: 11am, 1pm & 3pm | FREE The dog days of summer are back!...
Educational Events
Kids Stuff

Kwhlii Gibaygum Nisga’a Dance Performance

July 1, 2018
The Kwhlii Gibaygum Nisga'a Dancers are a dynamic, high energetic group of performers who incorporate the stories, songs & dances of their W̓ahlingigat (Ancestors) into contemporary ...
Outdoors
Performing Arts

Family Pavilion

July 1, 2018
Kunda African Music & Dance Noon – 12:45pm Artists from several regions of Africa, the Caribbean, and Canada share their vibrant culture through a family-orientated show....
Kids Stuff
Performing Arts

Granville Island Jazz

July 1, 2018
Presented by the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Performance Works:   Marianne Trudel & Francois Houle 12:00 PM BC Double Quartet ...
Performing Arts

Moving Installations

July 1, 2018
A site-specific dance performance that evolves to unveil a poetic vision of places and human interactions....
Performing Arts

Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2018
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, 2018
Show your national pride!...
Ceremonies & Celebrations