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Celebrate Canada 150 in Victoria, B.C.

Canada is turning 150! To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Victoria will be celebrating our nation with a special series of events and activities. There will be free local, family-friendly community events spanning from the First Night on December 31, 2016 through Canada Day on July 1, 2017. 


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First Night - December 31, 2016

Look forward to First Night: a grand New Year's Eve celebration in our beautiful Inner Harbour on December 31st, 2016. This free event includes a spectacular three-dimensional digital light show and firework display; musical performances; food; and other fun activities. It all kicks off at 5:00 p.m., and ends at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be timed with those in our nation's capital of Ottawa. 

Full schedule (subject to change):

  • 5:00 PM - Welcome Blessing
  • 5:05 PM - Lekwungen Dancers
  • 5:23 PM - Esquimalt Singers and Dancers
  • 5:43 PM - O Canada (École Campus View Elementary School)
  • 5:45 PM - Harbour Ferry Ballet
  • 6:00 PM - Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds
  • 6:45 PM - Harbour Ferry Ballet
  • 7:00 PM - Alex Cuba
  • 8:00 PM - Dear Rouge
  • 9:00 PM - Fireworks

Celebrate Canada - June 21 - July 1, 2017

From June 21 through July 1, 2017, enjoy Celebrate Canada: 10 full days of free outdoor events in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour. We will celebrate and enjoy our nation and city's multicultural artistry, and diverse food and beverage offerings, all culminating with a spectacular fireworks display on Canada Day, July 1, 2017.

Visit the Victoria Spirit of 150 website for a full schedule of Canada 150 events happening in Victoria.   




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