Canada Day

Location: John Lawson Park
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Time: 4:30–10:30 p.m.

Dress up in our national colours and join us at John Lawson Park. Bring your own picnic or enjoy a selection from our food vendors while watching live entertainment!

Schedule of events on the Great Canadian Stage

  • 4:30–9 p.m.: Kids' zone
  • 4:45–5:45 p.m.: Live music by Colin Bullock
  • 6–6:45 p.m.: Live music by West Vancouver Youth Band
  • 6:45 p.m.: Official Ceremony and singing of O Canada
  • 7–10:30 p.m.: Live music by Side One
  • 10:30 p.m.: Fireworks

Canada Day Fireworks

Presented by the Port of Vancouver, Vancouver’s only two-barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza lights up the night sky for a spectacular 20-minute display. One barge floats off the West Vancouver waterfront and the other is in Burrard Inlet between Canada Place and North Vancouver. The pyro-musical show starts at 10:30 p.m. and will be simulcast on Classic Rock 101 FM. The fireworks are best viewed from Dundarave Park.

Traffic, street closures and parking

General vehicle access along the waterfront will be restricted by road closures. Please consider public transit, cycling or walking. The residential areas north of the Trans Canada Highway from 21st Street to Chairlift Road may be subject to road closures during fireworks event. Additional Blue Bus service will be provided after the event.


A special thank you to our contributors:

Media sponsor: North Shore News

Activation sponsor: Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club

Fireworks presenter: Port of Vancouver

Supporter: Government of Canada

Produced by the District of West Vancouver.


Rachelle McCormack
Supervisor, Cultural Services