Canada Day – Top 5 Things to Do

Canada is turning 145 years old this Sunday – how are you planning to celebrate? With lots going on around the city, check out our top five picks on what to do (and taste)!

-This Sunday Canada Place will be hosting its annual Canada Day celebration. Considered Vancouver’s largest Canada Day celebration, each year Canada Place hosts a Waterfront Party that includes live music and entertainment on three stages, followed by a parade and fireworks at the Burrard Inlet. Make sure you keep a close eye out for Bel Café, handing out delectable red strawberry macarons during the festivities!

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is hosting a #CanadaFree Canada Day promotion, offering free shipping as well as 10% off the purchase of cases of wine. This special one-day only offer is extended to wine lovers anywhere in Canada to celebrate the recent passage of Bill C-311 which lifts restrictions on inter-provincial purchasing and shipping and is timely to coincide with the winery’s latest vintage releases. For more information visit

-Make a much-deserved Whistler escape this Canada Day long weekend to the award-winning Nita Lake Lodge. Whistler always celebrates Canada’s birthday in style. This year, the long weekend kicks off with concerts and fireworks at the Whistler Olympic Plaza, with continued celebrations for Independence Day on July 4th. For rates and availability visit

-Continue your celebrations into the evening at Academic Public House or Yaletown’s new Hooker’s Green for the ultimate Canada Day long weekend parties. Academic will be featuring DJ Grizzandole and $3 highballs this Sunday from 10pm-1am, while at Hooker’s Green partygoers will enjoy chart, nu-disco and indie beats from DJ Ana while sipping $7.85 double hi-balls and $4 whiskey shots this Sunday from 9pm until late. For table-service, reservations and guest-list please visit

-Make Osoyoos your destination this Canada Day for their annual fireworks at Gyro Beach with a music simulcast to CIRO 106.5FM, specially crafted for the fireworks each year. Enjoy a day at the beach with fun festivities all day long, then bundle up in the evening with family and friends for the impressive display of lights – considered “Best in the West”!