Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation

Canada Place is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation throughout the year with some amazing events. The events are a celebration of all things Canadian at one of Canada’s most iconic landmarks, Canada Place in Vancouver. Be part of this exceptional occasion – discover Canada’s rich cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity, and show your pride in being Canadian!

Learn more about Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Call for performers

Be a part of Canada150 at Canada Place! This year Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and Canada Place in Vancouver will be a hub of celebrations and incredible community events. As home to the largest Canada Day event outside our nation’s capital, we are ready to welcome over 1 million guests to our multiple events this year and we need YOU!

We are looking for performers to help us make this a truly memorable year of celebration. All types performers and performances styles will be considered and reviewed by the selection committee.

Performers may be selected to take part in one or more of the following events:

  • Canada Day at Canada Place (July 1 and 2)
  • National Aboriginal Celebration (June 17)
  • Fete Francophone (June 24)
  • Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27)

Learn more about our events.

Criteria for performers will include: suitability for audience, availability, uniqueness and technical requirements. Performers’ honorariums will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Submissions must include:

  • Description of act or group, including performance history
  • Preferred length of performance & tech rider
  • Links to website, videos, and other relevant online content

To apply

All applications must be made online no later than April 3, 2017. To apply visit

Contact [email protected] for general inquiries.

The Canada 150 at Canada Place Committee thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Canada Place in 2017

Canada Place will come alive in celebration of this milestone in the development of our country. Join us for free community events where you can experience the music, cuisine, and spirit of our different regions and communities.  Celebrate Canada’s birthday at the largest Canada Day event outside of Ottawa, a multi-day event that brings our community together. Canada Place will be the hub of celebrations on the west coast and your home for the sesquicentennial in 2017.

Stay tuned to our website and continue to follow us on social media.

Partnership information

We are looking for partners to help celebrate what makes our great country strong, proud and free.  Learn more about our partnership opportunities.