Hard to believe that time of year is upon us already! We have officially welcomed Summer once more, and now begins the season of celebration. This Canada Day on the Sunshine Coast is shaping up to be another stocked with a little something for everyone, and we have all the information you need to customize your Coastal Canada Day extravaganza. So prepare your face paint and your flags, and don’t forget to let us in on the fun by using our #sunshinecoastbc when you post. From all of us at Sunshine Coast Tourism, we wish you a fun and safe Canada Day!


This year on Canada’s birthday Gibsons will be holding its celebration at Winegarden Waterfront Park with “family style entertainment”. Beginning at 10am there will be a Historical Walking Tour – meeting at Pioneer Park (across from Molly’s Reach), the walk is by donation and about 90 minutes. For more info visit or contact the Gibsons Visitor Info Centre



Cowrie Street

Canada Day in Sechelt is going to be stacked with events to satisfy everyone’s desires! Prior to the parade you can join the Sunshine Coast Lions Club on the corner of Inlet and Cowrie at 8am for a pancake breakfast. The annual parade will begin at 10:30am at the corner of Cowrie and Ocean, and travel down Cowrie to Inlet Avenue where it will then turn up Dolphin Street to finish at Dolphin and Trail. Here is a convenient map to plan your ideal viewing location! 

After the parade the opening ceremonies and cake will take place at the Performance Stage (which you can locate on the map). The remainder of the day – until 5pm – will consist of music, dance, food and beer. Not a bad itinerary if we do say so ourselves.  Local breweries including Persephone, Gibsons Tapworks, 101 Brewhouse + Distillery and The Bricker Cider Company will be on site to serve drinks, and local restaurants will be open for business.

Hackett Park

From 12-4 Hackett Park will be serving up FREE family fun. There will be food, a bouncy castle, climbing wall, community booths, and even some classic cars for admiration. Check out this map to plan your route!

For more information visit the Sechelt Downtown Business Association website or contact Matt McLean at matt@secheltdowntown.com

Powell River

If the North Coast is where you’re at this Canada Day, Willingdon Beach is the place to be! From 12-6pm you will find everything from live local music to clowns and face painting, Powell River Photobooth Co., Safeway’s giant cake, bouncy castles, food and much more! Check here for more info and a location map.

There will also be a Farmer’s Market filled with local food and craft vendors, accompanied by live music.


If you will be joining us for the weekend and need some additional ideas for accommodation, activities, or general Sunshine Coast information, you can connect with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also check out our website. Hope to see you soon!

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