This year’s Canada Day is sure to be a big one! If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine Coast, but are not sure what to do or where to go to check out the festivities, we have compiled a convenient list of all your options.

Gibsons:

  • There will be a historical Walking Tour of the Gibsons Landing, presented by the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives. Local historian Dale Peterson will lead a walking tour (rain or shine!) of Gibsons Landing that explores the fascinating history of the ocean-side village. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. People under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Pioneer Park next to the Gibsons Visitor Centre. Cost is by donation. For more info you can call 604-886-8232 or email scm_a@dccnet.com
  • There will also be family style entertainment at the Winegarden Waterfront Park
  • Open House and Bag of Books Sale – Fill a GPAG bag with gently used quality books and attend GPAG’s Open House, marking the opening of the ‘Sunshine Coast Pavilion’ exhibition that runs to July 30 cost is $10, presented by the Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Sechelt:

This is where the bulk of the celebrations will be taking place on the South Coast, and there are plenty of options to choose from here! Sechelt will be hosting tons of events, dispersed throughout the community. THE PARADE WILL BE STARTING AT 10:30AM ON COWRIE STREET WITH A FLYOVER BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIRFORCE. This list is a brief overview of the different events, by location. Here you can find more detailed information such as exact start times and detailed map.

  1. Trail Bay Mall and Area
  • Children’s bike decorating for entry into the parade – Anyone welcome!
  • Sechelt Farmer’s Market
  1. The Dock Plaza on Cowrie
  • Opening Ceremony and cake – after the parade
  • Suncoast Concert Band
  • Sechelt Fish Market and salmon BBQ and Ty’s Fine Foods
  • Bingo
  • Persephone and Gibsons Tapworks Beer Garden
  • Hula Hoop performances
  • Face painting
  • Hula dancers
  • Tiger dance – at the end of the parade
  • Taoist Tai Chi demonstration
  • Music – Ukuladies, Arbutus Sounds, and Pseudo Soul
  1. Sechelt Seniors Centre
  • Sechelt’s Got Talent
  1. Cowrie at Inlet
  • Lions Pancake Breakfast
  • Lions burgers and hotdogs
  • Townsite and Brickers Cider Beer Garden
  • Sechelt Summer Music series
    • David Jones
    • Charlotte Wrinch
    • Steve and Luci
    • Ken Dunn and Anna Green
  • Main Stage music
    • Joe Stanton and Joe Paradis
    • Canadiana 150 – Kevin Crofton, Graham Walker, Andy Amanovich
    • Talent Show winner
  1. Upper Hackett Park
  • Sechelt Firefighter’s Games
  • Fire Department Beer Garden
  • Coasters Car Club on display
  • Craft and more market
  • Cheeky Monkey Kettle Corn, Caspier Catering, Rotary Burgers, Sushma’s Samosas, Angelos Pizza
  1. Lower Hackett Park – Free Children’s Activities 12-5pm
  • Clowns, face painting, children’s crafts, activities and games
  • Lifecycle children’s bicycle safety training
  • Zorbing, Bouncy Castle, Climbing Wall
  • Party Ponies Petting Zoo
  • Paint the Canadian Flag, Fish Pond Game
  • Buddies at the Bay Hotdogs, Wandering Wonders Icecream, OnoSechelt Shaved Ice, Scouts Cotton Candy
  • Children’s Music, Magic, and Entertainment Stage
    • Gerardo Avila Magic
    • Banjo Boys
    • Dixie (Hula Hoops)
    • Errol (clown and balloons)
    • Ukulele Family Group
    • Gerardo Avila Magic

Unfortunately there will be no fireworks this year


Pender Harbour:

There a number of activities throughout the day, including:

  • Live music
  • International Infusion Dinner at Mad Park Bistro

And more! Check out their events calendar for more details.


Powell River/Lund:

Canada Day festivities will be held this year at Willingdon Beach. Attendees can look forward to

  • Live entertainment
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Fun Run
  • Second Annual Canada Day Fishing Derby

And much more! Visit their website for more information.

 

Hope to see you there!