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Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day - Monday, July 1

Fishing Derby

8-11:30 am: Lions Park, Shaughnessy Street and Lions Way

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a great start to Canada Day with a delicious breakfast served by the local Lions Club. $5 each and $3 for children under 12.
Twelfth Annual Fishing Derby
Children under 10 are invited to test their fishing talents at this fun annual event - prizes and lots of family fun! Register on site.

Noon - dusk: Castle Park, Castle Crescent and Citadel Drive

Help make this a green event
  • Walk or ride to Castle Park. Park your bike at the free bike valet staffed by local Boy Scouts!
  • Park at the West Coast Express station and take the free shuttle running every 30 minutes from 11:30 am to after the fireworks.
  • Sort your waste at the waste-sorting bins on-site.
  • Refundable bottles may be left with local Boy Scouts who will be on hand.
Canada Day parking restrictions
No Stopping: 6 pm to midnight:
  • along the north side of Citadel Drive (from east leg of Castle Crescent to Pitt River Road)
  • along both sides of Castle Crescent
  • along both sides of Citadel Drive from Confederation Drive to Castle Crescent (east leg)
Temporary street closures: 6-11:30 pm:
  • Citadel Drive from Pitt River Road to Confederation Drive
  • Colonial Drive from Citadel Drive to Moody Court
  • Castle Crescent
Please note: vehicles will be towed if parked in a prohibited area. See above for information about free shuttle. 

Opening Ceremony and Cake Cutting: Noon

Enjoy the ceremony, including the singing of the national anthem, flag raising and a piece of cake.


Will StroetCommunity Showcase: 12:30-5:30pm

Our Showcase promises to be as entertaining as ever with a variety of entertainers featuring local talents and many cultures of Canada! Including a special bilingual concert at 3:15pm with children’s entertainer Will Stroet, sponsored by Canadian Parents for French.

Childrens activitiesChildren’s Activities: 12:30-5:30pm

Have your face painted, enjoy the creation station, bouncy castles, laser tag, hamster balls and more, all for free, sponsored by PoCo Inn and Suites.

International BazaarInternational Bazaar: 12:30-5:30pm

Celebrate Canada’s diversity at the International Bazaar.  Experience other cultures and enjoy the displays and on-site concessions with many international features. 


Salmon BarbecueFirefighters’ Salmon Barbeque: 2pm start

This Canada Day favourite is being served once again by our local firefighters.  Proceeds go to the Burn Fund. It's usually a sell out! Cost: $10.

Evening Entertainment: 6-10pm
Accent Band  Innerwild Band   Michael Wood Band

Our evening performances kick off with up-and-coming Accent Band, followed by Innerwild and the Michael Wood Band.
Canada Day fireworksGrande Finale Fireworks: Dusk

Enjoy the spectacular thrill of fireworks coordinated by Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services. Sponsored by the Onni Group.

Many thanks to our sponsors!
Logo - Canadian Heritage
BC Metis Logo 

Logo - Onni Group

 Logo - PoCo Inn and Suites  Logo - Canadian Parents for French  Logo - Bakehouse Bakery

We also thank our community partners:

Sandra Battle, Program Coordinator - Community and Civic Events
Tel:  604.927.7935
Fax:  604.927.7910