Believe it or not, Canada Day is just around the corner!
And with an impressive lineup of multicultural performances in store, this is one celebration you’re not going to miss.
This year’s celebrations will take place on Saturday, July 1st on the lawn of the BC Legislature, marking Canada’s 156th birthday.
Victoria’s Canada Day celebrations, presented by EF International Language Campuses, will feature performances by award-winning entertainers—and will be headlined by none other than by Juno award nominee, Jill Barber.
The Canada Day Main Stage will showcase an array of BC-based artists, with Barber as the finale—a three-time Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, she has close to nine hundred thousand monthly Spotify listeners.
Her unforgettable voice will entertain the crowd up to the fireworks finale at 10:20 p.m.
Kicking off the day of entertainment will be the Canadian National Anthem performed by EF International Language Campus students, who are currently in the EF language immersion program. They hail from France, Mexico, Columbia, Japan, Ecuador, and Korea and will be in Victoria for 3-6 months learning English!
Following this will be a performance by Lekwungen Traditional Dancers.
An eclectic mix of local and area artists will complete the Chard Main Stage showcase, including The Blue Hearts, Spendo, ALPHA CENTAURI, Elise Boulanger, Cheko & the Lion Rockers, Brass Camel, and local favourites The Phonosonics.
La Société Francophone de Victoria is also sponsoring the performance of award-nominated, Alberta-based Cristian de la Luna.
Check out the full schedule of performances below:
Additionally, the Canada Day Kids Zone will be located on the Legislature lawn. Family activities will run from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. and will include a bouncy castle, bouncy obstacle course, face painting and giant games.
Many exhibitors, including Pacific FC, will be on hand offering kid-friendly activities.
This year’s Canada Day festivities will also include an Indigenous Artist Collective on Belleville Street, featuring a diverse group of artisans who will showcase their Indigenous art and craft work in a pop-up market.
- Where: Along Belleville Street and the Legislature Lawn
- When: Saturday, July 1st – 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.