Canada Together at Canada Place

2024 marks the 38th annual event at Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver, which has historically been the largest Canada Day celebration outside Ottawa. 

Canada Together has been planned collaboratively with representatives from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. From programming to the name and theme itself, the details of the day were carefully considered to create a welcoming experience for all people who live in this country.  

Once again, the theme of the event will be “Weaving together the fabric of a nation,” which honours Canada’s diversity and marks the day as one for gathering, celebrating, learning and sharing. Weaving is a common activity across many cultures and is a metaphor for the way the beauty, strength, and wisdom from the past can combine through multiple perspectives to create something meaningful for today and tomorrow.

The gathering will feature a day of festivities, great food, family fun, and performances.  

Date: Monday, July 1, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: The indoor and outdoor spaces at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, and surrounding city streets.

Event highlights

  • Main Stage sponsored by Downtown Van (In front of Canada Place): The main stage will feature incredible performances from acts such as Said the Whale, Fake Shark, The Free Label, DJO Show and more 
  • Kids’ Zone sponsored by CN (Jack Poole Plaza): Familyfriendly entertainers and activities, including the Rock N’ Beau Dance Party, the annual mascot dance-off, Indigenous storytelling, and performances from Karima Essa, School of Rock Kids, and Higher Ground Dance Troup 
  • Port Community Zone sponsored by Alliance Grain Terminal, ILWU Canada, Neptune Terminals, West Coast Reduction, Western Group and Wallenius Wilhelmsen (Inside the ballrooms at Canada Place): Learn about the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port. The zone will feature displays, fun activities, a speaker series and more.
  • Summer Sips sponsored by Stanley Park Brewing (North Point of Canada Place): Sit back, relax and relish the beautiful view of the North Shore mountains while enjoying a delicious barbeque, a live DJ, and beverages by Stanley Park Brewing
  • Citizenship ceremony (Inside the ballrooms at Canada Place): At 9:30 a.m., Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada will host a citizenship ceremony where 60 new citizens will be welcomed into Canada’s multicultural family
  • Indigenous displays: Learn about Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations by speaking with traditional weavers and carvers and learn some hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim words through colouring activities
  • Food trucks: Experience the multi-cultural tastes of Canada with a variety of food trucks along Canada Place Way 

Click here for full performance schedule.

Click here to learn more about this year’s performers.

Click here for the Canada Together social media contest rules & regulations.

Want to get involved?

Every year, more than 200 volunteers help welcome over 200,000 guests who take part in the free event activities organized around Canada Place on July 1. Volunteering is a great way to build experience, get involved in your community, meet new people and show your community spirit. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. 

 Volunteer positions are needed for the following areas: 

  • Information Kiosks 
  • Site Maintenance 
  • Line Monitors / Ushers 
  • Stagehands and Runners 
  • Talent / Volunteer Assistants 
  • Greeters 

 Click here to apply to be a volunteer!


Thank you to our partners

Host Nations

Federal sponsor

Canada logo

Presenting sponsor

 

 

Main Stage presented by 

 

Kids’ Zone partner

 

Summer Sips on the North Point presented by

 

Port Community Zone partners​​

Neptune Terminals

Community partners

Media partners