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What to do for Canada Day in Burnaby: July 1-2

Enjoy fireworks, live music and even a bouncy castle.
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Tara Du, Maggie Bai and Helen Li of Burnaby at the Canada Day celebrations at the Burnaby Village Museum.

The long weekend is almost here, and Canada Day festivities are in full swing on Friday and Saturday! Check out the Burnaby Village Museum’s activities including a community weaving and roving musicians, or catch the fireworks spectacle at the city’s newest evening Canada Day event at Civic Square and Central Park.

Burnaby Village Museum

The Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a variety of family-friendly activities, including an Indigenous community weaving project and colouring sheet, face-painting and games for children. Live music will play in several locations and rove among guests: Indigenous performance groups, a Flamenco guitar duo and a Chinese instrumental group. Note that the museum’s carousel will take a holiday and not be in operation.

  • When: Friday, July 1, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (opening remarks at 2 p.m.)
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave.)
  • Cost: Free

Edmonds Park and Plaza

Enjoy the day at Edmonds Park and Plaza with entertainment including children’s arts activities, community booths and traditional Thai dancers (on stage at 11:30 a.m.). A teen volleyball tournament will happen at noon, and rock cover band Rainshadow will perform twice on stage.

  • When: Friday, July 1, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Edmonds Park and Plaza (7433 Edmonds St.)
  • Cost: Free

StreetFest on Central

Burnaby’s newest Canada Day event will pack a punch in the evening! Hang out in the family zone with kids’ entertainment, or stroll down Central Boulevard and enjoy food, music and a beer garden. Free live performances in Central Park will feature alt rapper k-os, singer-songwriter Bif Naked and Cuban-Canadian jazz musician Alex Cuba. Stick around for the fireworks finale in Central Park at 10 p.m.

  • When: Friday, July 1, 7 – 10:15 p.m.
  • Where: Civic Square (6100 Willingdon Ave.)
  • Cost: Free

Brentwood Park Alliance Church

Celebrate Canada Day at Brentwood Park Alliance Church. Listen to a jazz quartet from 1 to 3 p.m., participate in a free prize draw, munch on snacks and play some games with the community.

  • When: Friday, July 1, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Brentwood Park Alliance Church (1410 Delta Ave.)
  • Cost: Free

Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre

On Saturday, July 2, join Masjid Al-Salaam’s Canada Day celebration event with family and kids’ activities, a tour of Masjid and a BBQ lunch with cake. There will also be a bouncy castle for kids!

  • When: Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre (5060 Canada Way)
  • Cost: Free
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