The Port of Vancouver will present the 29th annual Canada Day at Canada Place event on July 1, the largest Canada Day celebration in the country outside of the nation’s capital. The event will also mark the 30th anniversary of Canada Place, built as the Canada Pavilion for Expo 86.
This year’s event will feature special memories of Expo 86 including ‘80s fashion, arcade games, pogo sticks, and Red Robinson’s Expo Theatre. The fantastic concert program will include both legends of the 1980s and today’s favourites with headliner act Aaron Pritchett, as well as feature entertainers including Barney Bentall, Mo Kenney, Bear Mountain, Rococode, Twin Kennedy, Willa and more.
The full day of free family fun, live music and performances will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 1 at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza and on the surrounding streets. Highlights will include the Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone, extreme pogo stick demonstrations, a family-friendly licensed area on the North Point of Canada Place, food carts, street hockey, the Canadian Forces Zone and the traditional citizenship ceremony welcoming 60 new Canadians.
The festivities will continue into the evening with the popular Canada Day Parade presented by Port of Vancouver, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Georgia and Broughton, and the Canada Day Fireworks Show at 10:30 p.m. in Burrard Inlet.
Full details available here: http://www.canadaplace.ca/events/canada-day/