Events

Canada Place brings FREE world-class community events to residents and visitors alike. Our international award-winning events offer something for everyone. Watch the video for a quick overview of our events.

  • June 17: National Aboriginal Celebration
  • June 24: Fête Francophone
  • June 27: UNITE! A celebration of Canadian multiculturalism
  • July 1-2: Canada Day at Canada Place
  • July 24 to September 1: Summer series at Canada Place (Zumba, Waterfront Cinema, and Picnics on the Point)
  • December: Christmas at Canada Place

National Aboriginal Celebration

Our National Aboriginal Day Celebration kicks off with a traditional Coast Salish welcome, followed by a variety of Aboriginal performances, including traditional dances, storytelling and more. National Aboriginal Day is officially designated on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to coincide with the summer solstice. This is a special opportunity to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Learn more about the National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Canada Place, happening on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Fête Francophone

Our Célébration Francophone event celebrates French Canadian culture and heritage with live music, children’s entertainment, traditional Francophone cuisine, and more. Learn more about the Fête Francophone happening at Canada Place on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

UNITE! A celebration of Canadian multiculturalism

UNITE! is an exciting new addition for 2017 to recognize Multiculturalism Day. We will host a full day of performances that will celebrate the diversity, communities and cultures that make our city, province and country so special. Engage with artisans and roaming performers, participate in a variety of interactive experiences, workshops, and creation stations as you make your way to the North Point for the main event. The stage on the North Point will be programmed throughout the day with a variety of acts – popular performers including musicians, dancers and drummers. The day will finish off with a free concert on the stage at the North Point, featuring Alex Cuba and headliners Delhi 2 Dublin. Learn more about UNITE!

Canada Day at Canada Place

This award-winning event is the largest Canada Day celebration outside our nation’s capital, Ottawa. Canada Day at Canada Place, every July 1, has been Vancouver’s premier event for 28 years, bringing communities together to share our special bond of living in one of the greatest country’s in the world and celebrating our freedom, values and diversity. The celebration in 2017 will be a two-day program, with highlights including a daytime event featuring four stages, a parade through downtown Vancouver, and a multi-community fireworks show viewable throughout the Lower Mainland. Learn more about Canada Day at Canada Place.

Waterfront Cinema

Back by popular demand, Waterfront Cinema will be hosted on the newly refurbished North Pointe at Canada Place. Guests will come out to the North Point every Thursday evening from July 27 – August 31 this summer to watch a movie under the stars, featuring great Canadian talent. Learn more about Waterfront Cinema schedule of shows.

Zumba

Waterfront Zumba at Canada Place is a fun, free event hosted on the beautiful North Pointe of Canada Place. Instructors from Zumba Vancouver will teach classes and provide participants the opportunity to practice Zumba in one of Vancouver’s most stunning locations. No dance experience or partner is needed for this fun fitness class. Learn more about Zumba at Canada Place.

Picnics on the Point 

Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial at Picnics on the Point, a community celebration at one of the most breathtaking spots in Vancouver, Canada Places’ newly revitalized North Point. Bring your picnic and enjoy musical entertainment. Learn more about Picnics on the Point.

Christmas at Canada Place

For the past 29 years, Christmas at Canada Place has been one of Vancouver’s favourite holiday events, bringing communities together to celebrate the festive season while raising funds and awareness for Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children program. Highlights include the Woodward’s Windows, the Avenue of Christmas Trees, festive arts and crafts, and much more. This year’s event will take place in December, with exact details to be confirmed. Learn more about Christmas at Canada Place.