Vancouver Fireworks and Events – 2018

The annual Canada Day celebration and fireworks display takes place in various locations throughout Vancouver. Get times and details!

Vancouver Parade

Vancouver’s Canada Day parade for 2018 has been cancelled! Due to cost challenges, the Port of Metro Vancouver has decided not to host the parade this year.

Canada Place
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Events, food, and entertainment throughout the day!  This award-winning event, presented by the Port of Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation’s capital.

Vancouver Fireworks
Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00 pm

Best places to watch:

  • anywhere along the water in Coal Harbour, including Canada Place
  • around the Convention Centre
  • anywhere along the Coal Harbour seawall between the Convention Centre and the Vancouver-facing side of Stanley Park.

North Vancouver Canada Day Parade
Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The parade route goes along 13th Street from Grand Boulevard before heading down 17th Street via Lonsdale Avenue to Mahon Park. The best place to view the procession is by 14th and Lonsdale, although this is also the most crowded.

Burnaby
Sunday, July 1, 2018, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Free Canada Day festivities in Burnaby take place at Burnaby Village Museum, Edmonds Community Centre and Swangard Stadium.  Vintage cars, RCMP officers in their red uniforms, old-fashioned games, face painting, drumming performances, fiddlers, First Nations dancers and more.

North Vancouver – Waterfront Park
Sunday, July 1, 2018, noon – 4:00 pm

Artisan craft market, kids’ activities, food vendors, dancers, live music, bagpipes and other performances by local Vancouver and North Shore talent.


Don’t forget to visit Vancouver’s famous Chinatown, and join in the Vancouver Chinese New Year celebration every February.