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Canada Day Fireworks in Victoria

Canada Day is on July 1st every year. Lots of family-friendly events take place in the Greater Victoria region in celebration of the holiday.


Canada Day in Victoria

There are plenty of Canada Day celebrations in Victoria and its surrounding regions. There are street festivals in downtown, special events at local attractions and beautiful fireworks that light up the night sky.


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City of Victoria Canada Day Event

The main Canada Day event in Victoria is usually put together by the Blue Coast Event Group and the City of Victoria. After two consecutive years without large in-person Canada Day celebrations, Victoria’s main July 1st event returned with in-person activities in 2022. The celebrations are happening once again in 2023.

This year the Canada Day event takes place on Saturday, July 1st, on Bellville Street and the Legislature Lawn in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The event runs from noon until 10:30 pm. It features multicultural performances, food trucks, a pop-up market, kids activities and a fireworks display.

For more information about the Blue Coast Event Group’s Canada Day celebrations visit the Canada Day Victoria website.


Canada Day People in Victoria


2023 Event Schedule

The following is the schedule of events for Victoria’s main Canada Day event in 2023.

  • 12:00 pm – Opening Ceremonies and National Anthem with EF International Students
  • 12:30 pm – Lekwungen Traditional Dancers
  • 1:00 pm – The Blue Hearts
  • 1:45 pm – Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club Chinese Lion Dancers
  • 2:00 pm – Spendo
  • 3:00 pm – Alpha Centauri
  • 4:00 pm – Elise Boulanger
  • 5:00 pm – Cheko & The Lion Rockers
  • 6:00 pm – Brass Camel
  • 7:00 pm – Phonosonics
  • 8:00 pm – Cristian de la Luna
  • 9:00 pm – Jill Barber
  • 10:20 pm – Fireworks


Victoria Canada Day Fireworks


Other Celebrations

There are typically a few other special events to check out on the Canada Day long weekend each year. Popular events and places to visit include the following:

  • Butchart Gardens – the beautiful attraction hosts concerts on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the summer of 2023. There are also fireworks on Saturdays.
  • Canada Day Market – a market with a variety of vendors takes place at Ship Point over the July holiday long weekend. In 2023 the market runs from June 30th to July 3rd.
  • Gorge Canada Day Picnic – a popular event on Canada Day happens along Gorge Waterway Park in Saanich. Festivities in 2023 start at 8:30 am and run until 4:00 pm.


Other Information

For information about celebrations in Metro Vancouver, click Canada Day in Metro Vancouver.

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