Port Coquitlam’s annual Canada Day event is returning for 2022! Everyone is invited to come together for a picnic in the park with headliner Barney Bentall and son Dustin Bentall at Castle Park. Bring your family and friends, grab your beach chairs and blankets, and enjoy family-friendly games and festivities, a beer garden, food trucks and more.
Canada Day Activities
Lions Park 8 to 11 a.m.
Castle Park 3pm to dusk
– Food vendors and beverage garden
– Live entertainment
– Bring a blanket to enjoy the music acts leading up to the fireworks and main stage act featuring Barney Bentall and son Dustin Bentall
– Dusk: Grande finale pyro musical
We encourage you to explore Port Coquitlam’s parks and outdoor spaces. Visit local businesses and the Farmers Market vendors for special promotions, including supplies and take-out picnics that can be enjoyed in the park.
2022 Live Entertainment
Barney Bentall & Dustin Bentall
JUNO award-winner artist Barney Bentall, pop/rock singer-songwriter who is most well-known for his 1990s-era band, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, will take the stage alongside with his son Dustin Bentall – a rustic troubadour, counter-culture cowboy, and a purveyor in the finest of cosmic Canadiana.
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Call for Sponsors
Our annual Canada Day celebrations draw hundreds of people from our local community! Businesses big and small can benefit from continued advertising in a variety of mediums, plus community goodwill and exclusive rewards.
Indigenous Educational Resources
This 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.