The people of Steveston come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canadas birthday and the rich heritage of its community.
The festivities begin at 6:30 am with a pancake breakfast, followed by the kids bike parade at 9:30 then the big Canada Day Parade at 10:0 0am.
The parade winds through historic Steveston village. Highlights include floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles, mascots and much more.
Afterwards, the Festival officially kicked off with an Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage at noon with dignitaries, speeches, and the singing of O Canada.
Festival activities are the Japanese Cultural Show, Trade Show, Horticultural Show, an awesome Childrens Festival, Youth Festival, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Food Fair, and an Artisan Gallery, plus an inflatable carnival and midway, and a local favorite pie and ice cream parlor.