Presented by Central Walk, Victoria’s Canada Day will showcase an impressive lineup of local and award-winning, Indigenous and multicultural performances along with family-friendly activities. The celebrations for Canada’s 157th birthday will take place at Ship Point on Friday, July 1.
The day will begin with an Indigenous traditional canoe protocol and Welcome Ceremony and a performance by the Lekwungen Traditional Dancers.
The events to follow will include performances at the main stage, sponsored this year by Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB), which will be headlined by a local favourite, blues musician Jesse Roper. The VREB Main Stage will also feature Indigenous blues artist Garret T. Willie, award-winning finger-style guitarist Don Alder, Capital City Syncopators, Claire Coupland, Pedro Cardenas & the West Coast Cuban All Stars, Vox Rea and Marafani World Beat.
The festivities will include musical and dance performances, a Kid’s Zone and a Multicultural Street Market filled with artisans and the Flavours of the World Food Court featuring the best of the Victoria food truck scene.
The celebration will end with a spectacular fireworks display presented by Reliance Properties over Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Victoria’s Canada Day celebrations are made possible through the generous support of corporate sponsors, government and community funding partners and our dedicated volunteers.
Everyone is invited to participate and enjoy the day. There will be an accessible area for viewing the stage and volunteers dedicated to helping those who need assistance.