4 Fabulous Places to Celebrate Canada Day this Year

1. Victoria

Victoria bursts into life on Canada Day. Although the final details have yet to be finalized, you can expect an exciting lineup of live music, parades, parties and activities throughout the Greater Victoria area. And as the Victoria Pride Festival runs from July 1 to 8, the city will be rocking! There’ll be a ‘Big Gay Dog Walk’ at Dallas Road Park on July 2, as well as a Victoria Pride Sunset Boat Cruise later that day.

Accommodation Option: With stunning views of Victoria’s highly sought-after Inner Harbour, Days Inn - Victoria On The Harbour puts you within easy walking distance to the city’s best attractions.

2. Vancouver

In Vancouver, all of the action takes place at Canada Place on the city’s stunning waterfront; this is the largest Canada Day celebration outside Ottawa. See the famous citizenship ceremony, let the kids go wild in the youth zone, sample some delicious food truck goodies and watch everything go off with a bang during the fireworks show.

Accommodation Option: The chic four Diamond AAA-rated Hotel BLU boutique hotel on the corner of Robson and Cambie.

3. North Vancouver

The Canada Day parade in North Vancouver is a sight to behold. Last year’s parade – the celebrate Canada 150 – was the biggest ever, attracting some 40,000 spectators along the route. Before you hit this year’s parade, make your way along to Grand Boulevard to enjoy the Lions Club pancake breakfast. There will also be a barbecue after the parade at the North Vancouver Royal Canadian Legion.

Accommodation Option: The Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver is a three-diamond award-winning hotel with five-star amenities.

4. Nanaimo

The final details are yet to be confirmed, but Canada Day in Nanaimo is always great fun. The action centres around the city’s gorgeous Maffeo Sutton Park. The event usually includes plenty of entertainment, a food fair and some fireworks at dusk.

Accommodation Option: Located in Nanaimo’s stunning Inner Harbour, the Best Western Dorchester Hotel is close to the city’s best eateries and entertainment venues.

Mayfair Hotels and Resorts offers the very best Vancouver and Victoria hotel accommodations. Choose from one of our conveniently located properties that suit your budget and needs. We look forward to welcoming you.