Canada Day at Canada Place

July 1, 2018

Canada Day at Canada Place has been western Canada’s premier Canada Day event for over 30 years, bringing communities together to share our special bond of living in one of the greatest countries in the world and celebrating our freedom, values and diversity.

This award-winning event, presented by the Port of Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside our nation’s capital.

  • Date: July 1, 2018
  • Location: Canada Place and surrounding city streets

Event highlights

  • Canadian Forces Zone
  • Citizenship Ceremony
  • Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone
  • Main stage headliner performance by JoJo Mason
  • Innovation Zone
  • Fireworks show
  • Food trucks

Important Update about the Canada Day Parade

Please note that after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to no longer host the Canada Day parade. As overall costs continue to increase for such a large event, we are focusing our resources on the core elements of Canada Day at Canada Place to ensure we can continue to produce the best possible event for all attendees. It has been a privilege to provide this parade for the community since 2009.

Call for Participation

How to get involved in Canada Day at Canada Place 2018:


Perform on stage at Canada Day at Canada Place! We are looking for up-and-coming performers to showcase on the stage in the Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone. Performance spots are approximately 30 minutes long.


  • Performers must be local
  • All performances must be suitable for a family-friendly event


  • Performers are encouraged to submit interest via email to [email protected]
  • YouTube/Video links are welcome (please do not submit files larger than 3MB)
  • The deadline to submit interest is Friday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m. PST

All submissions will be reviewed by the production team. Due to the volume of submissions, only selected performers may be contacted. Thank you for your interest.


Every year, more than 250 volunteers help welcome over 250,000 guests who take part in the free event festivities organized around Canada Place. Volunteering is a great way to build experience, get involved in your community, meet new people and show your Canadian pride. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, enjoy working with the public and be able to commit to a minimum of eight (8) hours of volunteer work.

  • Volunteer positions are needed for the following areas:Information Kiosks
  • Site Maintenance
  • Line Monitors / Ushers
  • Stagehands and Runners
  • Talent / Volunteer Assistants
  • Citizenship Ceremony Assistants
  • Greeters

If you are interested in volunteering for Canada Day at Canada Place, please email [email protected].


Help create a memorable and fun experience for over 250,000 event attendees! Partner with Canada Day at Canada Place as a sponsor or host an experiential marketing booth to showcase your brand. For more information, please visit partnership opportunities.


For all general enquiries contact [email protected].