JULY 1, 2019
Canada Day Living Flag!
Canada Day on Monday, July 1, 2019, will have an exciting line-up of live music and fun activities including the Coast Capital Living Flag that will take place on the Legislature Lawns with 2,000 free red and white T-shirts available. Last year, we had 3,600 participants once again earning the title of “Largest Living Flag” in the country.
Groups of 10 or more can register in advance to gain priority t-shirt pick up
and priority placement in the Coast Capital Savings Living Flag 2019!
The photo will be taken at 2:00 PM.
The individual t-shirt queue will begin at 10:00 AM.
The pre-registered (groups of 10+ or more) t-shirt pick up starts at 12:30 PM.
Please arrive by 1:15 PM if you wish to participate!
Join a nation in all-out celebration. Victoria has a special series of events and activities to celebrate Canada’s birthday! Join us for Canada Day Victoria, a re-imagining of a community celebration. On July 1, an impressive line-up of local performers, family-friendly activities, and multicultural programming will be showcased, culminating in spectacular fireworks over Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Canada Day Penny Carnival
Monday July 1, 2019 1:00pm – Wednesday July 3, 2019 3:00pm FREE
Don’t have any pennies? Don’t worry—we saved some for you. Come and try your hand at egg-and-spoon races, the beanbag toss and other old-fashioned fun for the whole family. The event takes place on the museum grounds beside the historic Helmcken House and St. Ann’s Schoolhouse.
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill
It’s time to celebrate Canada’s birthday and Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are an amazing backdrop to celebrate this special day. Situated right beside each other, the sites have plenty of room for community members to join in the festivities.
Don’t miss the annual 21 gun salute from Fort Rodd Hill’s beach, live music from local young talents and the military bands, activities provided by local organizations, presentations by volunteer re-enactors and of course Victoria’s biggest birthday cake.
We recommend to bring a chair or a blanket, pack a picnic or purchase food from local food vendors, and settle in for the day.
Canada Day Gorge Picnic
Canada Day, July 1, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., along the beautiful Gorge Waterway between Tillicum and Admirals Road. The length of Gorge Road West from Tillicum to Admirals will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.Fun for the whole family, including the Canada Day Family Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Canada Day Show and Shine car show, Gorge on Art, multicultural food, voyageur canoe rides on the Gorge, Canada Day Artisan Market, Community Engagement displays, Craigflower School House open house, Strawberry Tea, street hockey, and kids’ inflatables and activities.