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With Canada’s 152nd birthday quickly approaching, there’s plenty of patriotic activities to  celebrated in and around Greater Victoria.

From parades to live music to evening fireworks and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Canada Day!

To help kick off the celebrations, here are 6 Canada Day events to check out:

Canada Day Victoria

  • What: An exciting day full of family entertainment from live music, events, a living flag, and of course fireworks!
  • When/where: Downtown Victoria in front of the legislature building, 501 Belleville Street
  • Activities run all day, Main stage lineup includes:
    • 4:20 p.m. – Dominic Pelletier of the rock band Caravane
    • 5:15 p.m. – Johnny Gr4ves
    • 6:10 p.m. – Fortune Killers
    • 6:55 p.m. – Caleb Hart
    • 7:40 p.m. – Diamond Café
    • 8:35 p.m. – Khanvict
    • 9:30 p.m. – nêhiyawak (pronounced neh-HEE-o-wuk) from Edmonton

Canada Day Market

  • What: Come join the 50,000+ people who explore the Inner Harbour during Canada Day long weekend to take in the sights and sounds of over 130 talented artists, street performers, musicians, vendors, and food cart operators.
  • When: Monday, July 1st, 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Ship Point, Wharf Street

Gorge Canada Day Picnic

  • What: Come celebrate Canada Day along the Gorge Waterway with a pancake breakfast, family parade, stage entertainment, classic cars, kids’ activities, canoe rides, buskers corner, street hockey, Strawberry Tea, a Canada Day market, and more!
  • When: Monday, July 1st, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Along the Gorge Waterway

Sidney Days: Canada Day Celebration

  • What: Ring in Canada Day with a range of celebrations in Sidney! Get ready for a pancake breakfast, a parade, a family fun fair, a ‘build-a-boat race’, and more.
  • When: Monday, July 1st, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Sidney
    • 8:00 a.m. – Sidney Lions Pancake Breakfast (Mary Winspear)
    • 11:30 a.m. – Sidney Canada Day Parade (Downtown)
    • 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Family Fun Fair (Iroquois Park)
    • 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Slegg Lumber Build-a-Boat (building begins) (Beacon Park)
    • 4:30 p.m. – Slegg Lumber Build-a-Boat race launch (Glass Beach)

Sooke Canada Day Celebrations

  • What: Head down to the Sooke River Campgrounds for a family-friendly event full of kids’ games, live music, a magic show, karaoke, bingo, fireworks, and more! Just make sure to bring your own chairs or blankets!
  • When: Monday, July 1st, 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sooke River Campsite, 2259 Phillips Road

Canada Day 2019 at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse in Colwood

  • What: Come celebrate Canada’s birthday with FREE admission and birthday cake at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites! Features also include food vendors, a bouncy castle, and historical programming throughout the day.
  • When: Monday, July 1st, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road

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