Canada Day is nearly here, and Victoria is about to kick off an all-day event you won’t want to miss!
This Friday, July 1st, Victoria’s annual Canada Day event, presented by Central Walk, is taking place at Ship Point on the Inner Harbour.
Beginning with a traditional First Nations canoe protocol, then an Official Welcoming Ceremony, followed by a lineup of diverse music and dance performances on the main stage the day promises to one to remember.
The rest of Ship Point will be filled with a Multicultural Street Market with artisans, a kid’s zone, food trucks and even more interactive activities!
You’ll find the best of the best of Victoria’s food trucks will be there for all of your cravings, including:
- Whistler Wood Fired Pizza
- Mama Rosies Kitchen
- Greek on the Street
- Sub-Zero Ice Cream
- Lemon Heaven
- Road Treasure Treats
- The Ice Cream Truck
- Hotdog Hustlin’
- Taco Revolution
- Sunset Island
- Yummy Food Truck
- Candytime Victoria
- Hungry Bubbas
- FreshCoast Health Food
- Kattia’s Kitchen
- Bru Bike Expresso Bar
Additional family fun will include a bouncy castle, bouncy obstacle course, face painting and glitter tattoos will run from noon until dusk in the Kid’s Zone at Ship Point. From 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., Tickles and Yowza the clowns will perform and then will stay until 4 p.m. to make balloon animals and entertain the crowd.
The Victoria Bug Zoo will be bringing specimens from their Zoo to the event, and will have a prize draw and fun bug games for everyone to play.
Central Walk will also be giving away $25,000 in gift cards to those who stop by their Canada Day booth, are also hosting a 360-degree video booth so event attendees can capture the moment and share it with family and friends online.
You can check out the day’s full schedule below:
Following the full lineup of performances and fun, the day will be capped off by a spectacular fireworks display at 10:20 p.m.
This year’s event has been designed to honour the Lekwungen people and their lands and culture and to offer a fun, family-friendly, and inclusive event that reflects the diversity of our community and our country.
Canada Day Victoria will be an accessible event for all, and volunteers will be on hand to offer assistance. The main stage will have an accessible viewing area, there will be priority parking, and American Sign Language interpretation will be available for the Welcome and Opening Ceremonies.
Here’s a site map for the big day!
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- Where: Ship Point at the Inner Harbour
- When: Friday, July 1st