Victoria Celebrates Canada Day have announced an exciting line-up of family-friendly events, main stage performances, A Flavour of Canada multicultural food village, and spectacular fireworks to celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday downtown on Wednesday, July 1, 2015!
MAIN STAGE ON THE LEGISLATURE LAWN (Download Schedule & Map)
|Noon – 5pm||Kids Zone and Sponsor Activations|
|Noon – Dusk||A Flavour of Canada Food Village opens at Government St. and Belleville St.|
|12:15pm||Rock Island Ramblers|
|12:30pm||Living Flag T-Shirt pickup for participants|
|1:00pm||Mexican Folklore Dancers|
|1:30pm||Coast Capital Savings Living Flag participants assemble|
|1:30pm||Rock Island Ramblers|
|2:00pm||Coast Capital Savings Living Flag photos taken|
|3:00pm||Singing of the National Anthem|
|3:05pm||Yvonne Blomer – Victoria’s Poet Laureate|
|8:20pm||The Boom Booms|
|9:20pm||Dehli 2 Dublin|
|10:20pm||Fireworks begin (tune in to accompanying music at The Zone @91.3 or 100.3 The Q)|
COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS LIVING FLAG
Demonstrate your national pride and celebrate the Canadian flag’s 50th anniversary by participating in the “Living Flag”
on the Legislature Lawn. T-shirt pick-up for participants
is at 12:30 p.m. or bring your own to guarantee a spot. Please assemble on the Legislature Lawns at 1:30 p.m. for the photo.
GETTING THERE AND BACK
City of Victoria is encouraging you to travel downtown by bike or bus. You can park your bike for free at our valet bicycle service adjacent to the Legislature Buildings.
BC Transit will be running a Saturday schedule with supplemental buses. An adult customer can bring up to four children (12 or younger) on board for free when using a valid monthly pass, DayPASS, ProPASS, U-PASS or BC Bus Pass. Special Canada Day bus stops will be located along Douglas Street to ensure a safe ride home. (See the reverse for BC Transit’s Express Boarding Map.) For bus schedules on Canada Day, visit bctransit.com
CANADA DAY ROAD CLOSURES – JULY 1, 2015
Belleville St. (from Menzies to Douglas St.) will be closed on Canada Day
from 6 a.m. – midnight.
Government St. (from Humboldt to Superior St.) will be closed on Canada Day
from 4 p.m. – midnight.
A Flavour of Canada
Returning this year A Flavour of Canada, Victoria Celebrates Canada Day’s international food village, will be accompanied by family-oriented events, including multiple activity tents presented by Canada Day sponsors. Once again, A Flavour of Canada will be stationed at the intersection of Government and Belleville Streets to be closer to the Main Stage and events on the Legislature Lawns.
Canada Day celebrations begin at noon, culminating in a magnificent display of light and sound, with fireworks over Victoria’s Inner Harbour at 10:20 p.m., accompanied by music compiled by The Zone’s Bryan Boitano and available on The Zone @ 91.3 or 100.3 The Q.