Canada Day across Vancouver Island: Fireworks, bouncy castles and more

Canada Day across Vancouver Island: Fireworks, bouncy castles and more

Canada Day is just around the corner and communities across the Island are getting ready to celebrate — from fireworks to bouncy castles, there’ll be no shortage of activities.

If you want to watch fireworks light up the night sky on the South Island, you’ll want to swing by Victoria’s Inner Harbour at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday.

Those up Island can catch another pyrotechnics show in Campbell River starting at 10:22 p.m. at Robert Oster Park.

In Victoria, the day will kick off on the legislature’s lawn at noon with an Indigenous protocol and welcoming ceremony. Multiple events will take place throughout the day, including many family-friendly activities, from bouncy castles to face painting.

For a full list of activities taking place downtown, visit the official Canada Day Victoria web page.

In Saanich, the town will be hosting its annual Canada Day Picnic between the Gorge Waterway Park and Gorge Road West. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a pancake breakfast, over 60 market vendors, a classic car show, and more. Visit the official web page for a full run-down of Saanich’s Canada Day celebrations.

Langford’s festivities will be taking place at Starlight Stadium. The city has a lot planned for the day, jam-packing the six-hour schedule with over 20 different events. Residents can expect to find everything from live music to a fire obstacle course.

In Nanaimo, the city has plans to celebrate the day at Maffeo Sutton Park from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A lineup of food trucks, face painting and live entertainment are all in store for those living up Island. Additionally, the city will be offering a free bike valet and free transit to the event.

Campbell River residents can also look forward to taking free transit to the event from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be the Rotary Parade taking place at 4 p.m., as well as the fireworks at 10:22 p.m.

In Chemainus, residents can head down to the Waterwheel Park between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where there will be live music, obstacle courses and delicious food.

Ladysmith will host its Canada Day celebrations at Transfer Beach Park. The day will start with a pancake breakfast hosted by Ladysmith’s Kinsmen Club, by donation. The official ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

And the town of Duncan will be hosting its Canada Day celebrations from Charles Hoey Memorial Park. Things will kick off at noon, and host a full day of local live music.

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