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Canada Day Celebration: Steveston Salmon Festival’s 76th Year

Canada Day Celebration: Steveston Salmon Festival’s 76th Year

A boy wearing a Canada Day Hat and red shirt celebrating Canada Day at the Steveston Salmon Festival

The Steveston Salmon Festival returns for its 76th year on Saturday, July 1, and it’s set to be a grand celebration of the spirit of the community. Spanning from Britannia Shipyards to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, festival-goers are invited to enjoy the day-long program, which will feature live music, exhibitions, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and the return of the popular Canada Day parade.

Things to do at the Steveston Salmon Festival

Kids Bike Parade

A group of kids riding on their decorated bikes down the Steveston Village before the Canada Day parade
Photo credit: Steveston Salmon Festival Facebook

The festivities kick off with the Kids Bike Parade, a fun opportunity for children to cycle the big parade route to the cheers and encouragement of the waiting crowds before the floats take off. At 930 am, the colourful procession adds youthful charm, showcasing the enthusiasm and energy of young participants.

Canada Day Parade

The Steveston Salmon Festival annual  Canada day parade on a sunny day
Photo credit: Steveston Salmon Festival

At 10 am, the much-anticipated Canada Day Parade makes its grand return since 2019, delighting spectators of all ages. Be mesmerized as floats, performers, and community groups showcase creativity and a festive spirit in Steveston’s streets. The parade highlights community with a joyous display of Canadian pride during the festival.

Salmon Bake

a group of cooks manning the grill for the salmon bake

Indulge in the mouthwatering Salmon Bake at the festival grounds and savour the flavours as the day unfolds. Indulge in succulent salmon cooked to perfection, expertly prepared by local culinary enthusiasts. Available from 11am until sold out.

Sammy’s Fun Zone and Bouncy Town

Line up of people ready to try out the bouncy castles

For fun-filled adventures, enjoy the popular Bouncy Town – an inflatable wonderland for children to bounce, slide, and play. Sammy’s Fun Zone offers exciting carnival games, adding an element of excitement for participants to test their skills and win prizes. Pre-sale wristbands for Bouncy Town will be available, ensuring unlimited enjoyment for the little ones.

Have a Stop to Eat at the Food Stations and Food Trucks

A slice of baquette with cream cheese and a bed of freshly cut veggies on top ready to eat.

When hunger strikes, explore the Community Food Stations and food vendors scattered throughout the festival grounds. These culinary hotspots offer and array of locally- made cuisine, catering to all tastes. Food trucks (like Buzz Coffee, Meet2Eat, JAPAdog, Martha’s Kettle Corn, Lemon Haven) and community food stations (like A Chow Mein booth) will offer mouthwatering delicacies for every craving.

Japanese Cultural Show

A group showing their martial arts skills at the Japanese Cultural Centre at the Steveston Salmon Festival

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Japanese community’s contributions to the fabric of Steveston at the Japanese Cultural Show. Experience traditional performances, admire intricate crafts, and delve into the captivating traditions of Japan. It’s a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the multicultural tapestry that enriches the Steveston community.

Show opens from 12-430pm

>> Japanese Cultural Show times

Walk around the Marketplace

A couple of canopy tents used for the Marketplace at the Steveston Salmon Festival

Make sure to explore the Marketplace, where local vendors proudly display their goods. Find unique treasures at the marketplace, supporting local artisans and taking home a memorable festival memento.

See Also

Spirit of Steveston Entertainment Zone

A singing group of 4 singing on the stage at the Steveston Salmon Festival

Don’t. miss the Spirit of Steveston Entertainment Zone, where live performances by talented artists like Orchard Sky and Warren Dean Flandez fill the air with captivating melodies. Take a break savour local beer and wine, and enjoy a delightful evening of entertainment and relaxation.

>> The line up of performers

End the night with a Fireworks Show

Fireworks in the dark sky with a crowd watching on Canada Day at the Steveston Salmon Festival
Photo credit: Richmond Canada 150

As the night draws to a close, prepare to be dazzled by celebratory fireworks that will light up the sky and conclude the festivities at Imperial Landing at 1015 pm. It’s a breathtaking display of colours and lights, creating a magical atmosphere and fitting end to a day filled with joy and camaraderie.

A group of indigenous women doing a cultural dance at the Steveston Salmon Festival

The Steveston Salmon Festival in Richmond, BC, offers a family- friendly celebration of Canada Day that is rich in traditions, cultural diversity, and engaging activities.

So mark calendars and join in the festivities for an unforgettable experience at the Steveston Salmon Festival.

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This post is sponsored by Steveston Salmon Festival

Steveston Salmon Festival logo and giving details of the date of the festival

The Steveston Salmon Festival: 76 years of community spirit. From humble beginnings to vibrant grandeur, it unites diverse individuals, symbolizing Steveston’s collective spirit and camaraderie.

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