mountains and trees looking over a lake

This year, Canada Day looks a bit different, and we acknowledge that folks will be marking the day in a variety of ways. 

If you’re looking for a mix of both learning and reflection, Canada Day is organizing a one-hour broadcast, #CanadaTogether, on Global BC at 11:00 am PST with a program involving performances and an acknowledgement of the work that must be done to promote healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Here are a few other options

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is hosting Virtual Surrey Canada Day, with performances from Buffy Sainte-Marie, Walk Off the Earth, Bedouin Soundclash, and many more. It will also be a time of sharing the cultural practices of a host of Indigenous nations. 
  • Steveston Salmon Festival presents Canada Day at Home, which includes a digital parade at 10 am, a Japanese cultural show, a special presentation about the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and a series of performances by local artists.
  • The City of Mission is also organizing a virtual Canada Day event that focuses on honouring Indigenous traditions, leadership, and values and celebrating cultural diversity. 

To learn more about Indigenous cultures and the history of Canada, check out these resources:

  • The Vancouver International Film Festival and Museum of Vancouver are showcasing Indigenous films through the Who We Are series until July 4th. 
  • The Petley Jones Gallery on Granville Street is showcasing a selection of Indigenous artworks from Canada and Australia until July 10th.