It’s almost time to celebrate!
This year’s Canada Day celebrations in Victoria will kick off July 1st at Ship Point in the Inner Harbour, featuring live, locally-focused music and entertainment performances, interactive activities, multicultural food options and a fireworks display to conclude the day.
The perfect event for the whole family, this is the first in-person Canada Day celebration to take place in the city since the pandemic began.
This year, the City of Victoria has announced Central Walk as the presenting sponsor for this year’s Canada Day festivities.
The festivities will begin with a traditional canoe protocol with Songhees Nation and Esquimalt Nation leaders escorting Mayor Helps and members of the Canada Day committee across the harbour to the Ship Point site.
Upon arrival, there will be an Official Welcoming Ceremony on the main stage followed by a performance by the Lekwungen Dancers.
“This is the first time since the pandemic that residents and visitors will gather together to celebrate Canada Day in the Capital,” said Mayor Lisa Helps.
“We are thrilled to offer a welcoming, fun, family-friendly and inclusive event that reflects our desire for reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples alongside our pride in being Canadian.”
In January, the City of Victoria confirmed there would be fireworks during this year’s Canada Day celebrations.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and time it takes to organize, the living flag event that takes place on the legislature lawns has been cancelled.
A full list of performers and activities for this year’s celebrations will be released later in June.
Canada Day Victoria is also looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand with the event, and interested applicants can fill out this form online.
Anyone interested in opportunities as an artisan vendor, performer, non-profit organization, local exhibitor or other sponsorship can apply online here.
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Canada Day Victoria 2022
- Where: Ship Point at the Inner Harbour
- When: Friday, July 1st