Virtual Canada Day Celebration and Living-Heart Flag

With COVID-19 preventing large-group gatherings this summer, Victoria invites the community to gather virtually this year to celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday.

Victoria's Canada Day 2020 - Virtual Celebration

Wednesday, July 1
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
CHEK and various online platforms 

Victoria’s Canada Day, an initiative of the City of Victoria presented in partnership with Canadian Heritage, will feature an impressive line-up of diverse, multicultural performances broadcast on CHEK, and streamed on the City’s website and a range of online platforms on July 1 at 7 p.m.

“With everything we’ve been through as a city and a country so far this year, it’s certainly going to be a Canada Day never to forget,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “Even though we can’t physically be together, we will still be able to come together and celebrate Canada’s diversity and its strength. We are excited to partner with CHEK, who will be broadcasting a one-hour, commercial-free Canada Day celebration for everyone to enjoy.”

Performances and Crowd-Sourced Content

The virtual celebration will feature music and performances by local groups, including the Lekwungen Traditional Dancers, as well as crowd-sourced content from the community.

Upload Your Video!
People can contribute to the broadcast themselves by uploading a 10 to 20 second video conveying “What it Means to Me to be Canadian” or by singing “O Canada”. Selected videos will be interspersed throughout the Canada Day special. The deadline to submit your video is Thursday, June 25 at noon. Learn more.

Participate in the Living-Heart Flag

Be a part of Victoria’s Canada Day Living-Heart Flag! Simply submit your selfie to the Times Colonist and find your face in this iconic and beloved image! 

Submit your selfie online by 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25. Learn more.

Entertainment Schedule 

More details on the program line-up, performers and what’s in store for Victoria’s Canada Day will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay up-to-date on celebration plans, visit:


This year’s Victoria’s Canada Day is made possible through funding made available from Canadian Heritage’s Celebrate Canada program.