Spend Canada Day in Steveston at the Salmon Festival

Since 1945, the town of Steveston has been celebrating Canada’s birthday and their local community. It is one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations in Canada! The festive family friendly event in Steveston attracts over 70,000 people from across the Pacific Northwest to spend Canada Day at Steveston!

The day begins at 10am with a parade through historic Steveston village, which seems to including really anyone who want to be in a parade, plus floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles & more. There is an official opening ceremony of the Festival on the Main Stage at noon with speeches, & the singing of O Canada. There is entertainment all afternoon. Festival attractions include the Japanese Cultural Show, Craft Fair, Trade Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Carnival, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Youth Rock Fest, Food Fair plus an Art Show & Exhibit.

Canada Day in Steveston - Salmon Festival and Parade
Canada Day in Steveston – Salmon Festival and Parade

July kicks off the wild sockey salmon runs in the Fraser River and with a fleet of fishing boats moored in Steveston, the main attraction is the famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. This popular treat sells out every year! $15 per plate, cash only.

There is something fun for everyone at the Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day!

2016 Steveston Salmon Festival Schedule of Events.

Main Events (subject to change)
6:30am – 11:30am – Pancake Breakfast
8:30 – Citizenship Ceremony – Main Stage
9:30am – Kid’s Bicycle Parade
10:00am – noon – Canada Day Parade
Noon – Opening Ceremony – Main Stage
10:00am – 5:00pm – Japanese Cultural Displays
10:00am – 5:00pm – Art Show, Children’s Festival, Craft Fair, Trade Show, Food Fair, Community Information Tables
11:00am until sold out – Salmon Barbecue $15 per plate CASH only
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Horticulture Show, Youth Rock Fest, Funtastic Inflatables Carnival

Main Stage Events
Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!

2016 Main Stage Entertainment line-up:
Performer Bios are here
Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!
1:00pm Shari Ulrich
2:15pm Ajaye Jardine
3:05pm RichCity Idol
3:30pm CLF Kung Fu Club
4:00pm Fiddlin’ Frenzy
4:30pm Urban Dance Academy

Children’s Festival Stage (schedule subject to change)

12:00pm – Ta Daa Lady
1:00pm – Charlotte Diamond
2:15pm – Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra
3:00pm – Ta Daa Lady
3:45pm – Matt Henry, Trained Human