Get your patriotica on this Canada Day

Here’s what you need to know about Canada Day on the Sunshine Coast!


  • 8-11 am: Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Gilligan’s Pub Parking Lot
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Bicycle Decorating Contest
  • 10:30 Decorated Bikes Parade begins
  • 10:40 Canada Day Mile Run begins
  • 10:50 Coasters Car Club begins
  • 11:00 Parade begins, route below:

Sechelt Canada Day parade route

Afternoon & Evening events:

  • Children’s Activities and Entertainment in Hackett Park
  • Craft Fair, Entertainment and Activities on Trail Avenue between Mermaid and beach waterfront
  • Coasters Car Club Show n’ Shine on Trail Ave between Medusa & Mermaid 11:15 – 5:00
  • Family Fun evening and Beer Garden with food, live entertainment and children’s activities at Hackett Park Tennis Courts

Video courtesy of Duane Burnett.


Winegarden Waterfront Park, hosted by the Town of Gibsons

  • 11am – 4:00pm Rotary BBQ
  • 12-12:40pm: Bonar Harris
  • 12:50-1:30 Brent Wildman
  • 1:30-1:45 Tai Chi Demo
  • 1:45 – 2:30 Bad to the Bow
  • 2:30 – 3pm Opening Ceremonies with Legion Colour Guard and Legion Band
  • O Canada by Chelsea Rubin, with Mayor Rowe and Special Guests
  • 3:30 – 4:00pm Klimbatze, up and coming band from Gibsons
  • 4:15 – 5:00pm Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis

For the kids:

  • 12:00 – 5:00 Giant Bouncy Castle and Slide
  • 1:00 – 3:30 Lippy the Clown/Balloons
  • 1:00 – 3:30 Origami Making for the Children with Myiuki
  • 1:00 – 3:00 Gibsons Paddle Club will be offering a paddle tour around the harbour



  • 11:00 – 3:00 Visitor Info Centre Celebrations 4760 Joyce Avenue Powell River
  • 6:00 – 10:00 pm Canada Day at Willingdon Beach: picnic supper in the park, food vendors open at 5pm. Theme is “Canadians have heart – Come catch the beat!” Be a part of Powell River’s first ‘flash mob’ activity, and be sure to wear red. Lighting of the Giant West Coast Bonfire, birthday cake and entertainment.


  • 1:00-1:30pm Hackett Park, 2:30 – 3:00 pm Pebble Beach, Sechelt Driftwood Players Story Theatre – Family Theatre

Author: Laurie McConnell

Geek-loving, tie-dyed creative time artisan and general rabble rouser. Passionate conduit of Sunshine Coast stories, myths and fables. Also the original Bad Dog in Bad Dog Design Web Design & Marketing.

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