Explore Squamish - June 29, 2016

Canada Day in Squamish

Take charge of your long weekend and celebrate Canada Day in Squamish! Here’s how to spend it.

DOWNTOWN SQUAMISH
Head to Downtown Squamish to take in all the festivities on Canada's 150 birthday July 1. There will be a parade, a farmers market and family activities including a bouncy castle, photo booth and art area in addition to a full line up of entertainment (see schedule below). 

10:30am: Parade on Cleveland Avenue
11:30am: Flag raising & Cake cutting at Stan Clarke Park
10am - 10pm: Market & Entertainment at Junction Park
12noon - 10pm: Backcountry Brewing Beer Garden
10pm: Fireworks

Live Music & Entertainment Schedule
12:00 Noon: Rick Scott
1:05pm: Carolyn Grass and Friends
2:05pm: Overcomers
3:00pm: Will Ross
3:50pm: Squamish Dance Centre
4:10pm: Imy and TJ Banghra Dancers
4:20pm: Howe Sound Dance Academy
4:40pm: Market Draw Giveaways
4:50pm: Squamish Academy of Music - Variety
5:35pm: Pie Eating Contest
6:00pm: Scott Verbeek and Friends
7:00pm: Kite Clash Awards Ceremony
7:30pm: Joecyln Pettit Band
8:45pm: Bluesberry Jam Showband

Parking on this long weekend could be challenging so why not ditch the car and hop on one of the free shuttles? ​Shuttles will be moving between the Canada Day Celebrations at Junction Park, Kite Clash at the Spit and the Multi-faith event at Totem Hall.

KITECLASH - SQUAMISH SPIT (June 30 - July 2)
Friday June 30

5th Annual Canadian Freestyle Championships
- event start aproximately 11:30 AM (may vary with wind conditions).
- categories include Mens, Womens, Masters (over 35), Juniors (under 18)

Twin Tip Slalom Cross (preliminary eliminations)
- event start aproximately 3 PM (may vary with wind conditions).
- categories include Open Mens, Open Womens

Saturday July 1
Open Freestyle
- event start aproximately 11:30 AM (may vary with wind conditions).
- categories include Mens, Womens, Juniors (under 18)

Sunday July 2
Big Air Comp
- event start aproximately 11:30 AM (may vary with wind conditions)
- categories include Mens, Womens, Juniors (under 18)

TwinTip Slalom Cross Finals
- event start aproximately 3 PM (may vary with wind conditions)
- categories include Open Mens, Open Womens

SEA TO SKY GONDOLA
Choose your own Canadian adventure to celebrate our country's 150th birthday:

AdventureTimePriceWherePre-Book?
Axe-throwing11am - 6pm$15Summit PlazaNo
Apine Alley (kids hike)TBDFreeSummitNo
Aboriginal Tour12pm & 2pm$35SummitYes
CraftsTBDFreeSummitNo
General Tour11am & 2pmFreeSummitNo
Rise & Climb HikeVaryFreeBaseNo
Sunset Discount5pm - 8pm50%offBaseNo
Toonie Pancakes10am - 1pm$2Summit PlazaNo
Via Ferrata Tour10am & 12pm & 3pm$109           BaseYes

BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM
Grab a maple leaf pin and Canadian flag as you come in, and then explore the history of Britannia Mine. Rumble aboard the underground train as you experience what it was like for Canadian miners back in the day. Be dazzled by the beautiful gems on display in our Mineral Gallery. Take a trip down memory lane with the A to Z exhibit, featuring archival photos and artefacts. Explore the new I Heart Carbon, and then cap off your day with a little gold in your pocket after striking it rich at the Gold Panning Pavilion.  

WESTCOAST RAILWAY HERITAGE PARK - FREE ADMISSION
A full day of family fun is planned for Canada's birthday! Celebrations include: speeder car rides, mini rail steam train rides, electric and gas engines to explore each with a story of Canada. A family fun zone with mini-golf, face painting, bouncy castle and lots more fun for the kids. Take a historic walking tour and hear the story of how the railways built Canada. Open 10am - 5pm