Celebrate Canada Day at Castle Park with us on July 1, 2023! The free all-day event includes live music, family-friendly entertainment, beverage garden, eats from local food trucks, market vendors, fireworks and more. Bring your family and friends, grab your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy all the festivities.
Fishing Derby & Pancake Breakfast at Lions Park: 8-11am
Canada Day kicks off with Lions Club pancake breakfast and fishing derby at Lions Park. The fishing derby is free for kids under 10 years of age. No registration is required.
Celebration at Castle Park: 12-10pm
Chad Brownlee is a critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning Canadian country music artist, Hailing from British Columbia, his love of the outdoors is very much reflected in the singer-songwriter’s chart-topping songs and infectious melodies. Brownlee’s signature sound blends elements of pop, country, and rock, drawing equal inspiration from the classic country sounds of the 80s and the modern pop country sounds of the 2000s.
Performance time: TBA
Grand Finale Fireworks
Be there for the exciting firework show!
Fireworks time: After dark
Food & Drinks
• Cazba Express
• Little Ooties
• Reel Mac & Cheese
• Salty’s Lobster Express
• Sweet Tooth Creamery
• PoCo Scouts BBQ
• Assumption Youth Community Group (Cotton candy & popcorn)
• Nice Life Co
• Taylight Brewing
• Tinhouse Brewing
Free Shuttle Service
Leave your car behind — walk, ride, take transit, or enjoy our free roundtrip shuttle service to the event! Shuttles will run every 30 minutes from 12-10pm (times may be delayed due to traffic) to Castle Park from the north and south side of Port Coquitlam. Details of stops will be provided closer to the event day.
Become A Sponsor, Vendor or Volunteer
Get involved! Our annual Canada Day celebrations draw hundreds of people from our local community. Engage the community by sponsoring one of the many elements of this exciting event, showcase your business at our Canada Day Market, or become an event volunteer.
Learn more about creating a unique sponsorship package that suits an organization’s needs at email@example.com or call 604.927.7935 to discuss your custom sponsorship.
Indigenous Educational Resources
On Canada Day, we encourage local residents and families to learn and reflect on the history of Indigenous people in Canada. There is much work to do to address and repair the intergenerational trauma caused by the treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada, including but not limited to, the residential school system. Educating yourself is one way we can all build toward reconciliation.
- Learn about and view resources from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, a place of learning and dialogue about residential schools.
- Read about the first stage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada about residential schools that concluded in 2015.
- Read about the history of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation) in this area.
- Click here for a variety of resources and information on National Indigenous History Month each June, which recognizes the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.
Thank You, Sponsors!
Canada Day Gallery