It was on the day of July 1st 1867 that Canada became a dominion of confederated provinces and never looked back. Since everyone realized how amazing we are and started celebrating in 1917, annual events have grown in size and popularity for towns and cities across the land.

In honour of the great Canadian Dominion Day, I encourage everyone to go out and celebrate (responsibly) the best ways possible: food, fun and fireworks !

As we look around the Greater Victoria region, here are the main festivities planned:

Victoria Canada Day

Deets: Free events all day downtown Victoria

Eats: An entire international food village ‘A Flavour of Canada’ will be set up at Ship Point. Multicultural deliciousness all day long!


No better way to cap this picture perfect day than to see the fireworks above the beautiful Inner Harbour at 10:30 pm!

Sidney Days and Canada Day

Deets: Multi-day event combining Sidney Days and Canada Day. Free events all day at Tulista and Beacon Parks

Eats: Community dinner on Thursday, June 30, pancake breakfast on Friday, July 1


Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

Deets: Free family event at Fort Rodd Hill

Eats: Giant birthday cake for Canada


  • 21 gun salute military music
  • Children’s activities
  • Medieval group demonstrations/re-creations

Canada Day in Sooke

Deets: Free annual celebration Sooke River Campgrounds (2259 Philips Road)

Eats: Canada Day cake, souvlaki, chili, mini donuts and a wide variety of North American goods from Smokin’ Bones Cook Shack


Gorge Canada Day Picnic

Deets: Free, on the Gorge Waterway (Gorge Road West between Tillicum Road & Admirals Road)

Eats: Pancake breakfast, multicultural food court & Strawberry tea


  • Parade
  • Children’s activities
  • Road hockey tournament
  • Busker’s corner
  • Canada Day market
  • Vintage car show
  • Live performances throughout the day.

Canada Day celebrations are always a special and unique experience. With how many events are going on in the area, there is really no excuse to not come out, have a good time and ring in the 144th Year of Canada!