Canada Together at Canada Place

2022 marks the 36th annual event at Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver, which has historically been the largest Canada Day celebration outside Ottawa. This year also marks the beginning of a new direction for the event.  

Now named Canada Together, the event 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.  

The theme this year is “Weaving together the fabric of a nation,” chosen to honour Canada’s diversity and set an intention for the day to gather, celebrate, learn, and share. 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: Friday, July 1, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: The outdoor spaces at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, and surrounding city streets. Please note there will be no indoor programming inside Canada Place.

Event highlights

  • Performances: Incredible performances from acts including headliner Johnny Reid, The Boom Booms, Omega Mighty, Bitterly Divine, Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack), Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) with the West Vancouver Youth Orchestra, and Carsen Gray. 
  • Special message from Chief Dr. Robert Joseph on behalf of Reconciliation Canada. 
  • World Zone (North Point of Canada Place): A gathering of performances, exhibits, and demonstrations from different cultures around the world. Featuring performances from Aché Brasil and Lazy Syrup Orchestra with Ashleigh Ball.
  • Kids’ Zone (Jack Poole Plaza): Family friendly kids’ entertainers and activities, including the Rock N’ Beau Dance Party, the annual mascot dance-off, and performances from Mom Bop, Will’s Jams, and more. 
  • Canadian Forces Displays: Check out the Royal Canadian Navy Bus to learn about the nation’s navy and its various career opportunities!
  • 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 for performer information.

Fireworks cancellation

After careful consideration, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has made the decision not to bring back the evening fireworks display for July 1 at Canada Place, due to rising costs for events, safety, and security. Instead, resources are being redirected into the daytime event.

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

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Presenting sponsor

 

Community partners

 

Media sponsors