We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that we are gathering on the shared, traditional and ancestral lands of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.
Coquitlam recognizes that Canada Day can mean different things for different members of our community. As a result, the City has adapted the July 1 event to provide a day that is sensitive to the diverse range of community perspectives. Canada Day in Coquitlam is a safe and inclusive family-friendly event with a wide range of entertainment, multicultural performances, fireworks, food, fun activities and opportunities to learn more about Canadian and pre-colonial Indigenous history.
July 1, 2023
12 – 10:30 p.m.
Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Town Centre Park
Details to be advised.
The application for food vendors for the 2023 Canada Day event is now closed.
Please check back here in March 2024 to apply for next year's event.
Merchants, Artisans and Not-For-Profits
Find out how you can get involved as a general vendor or participant in our Vendor Information Package (PDF).
Apply today by completing our General Vendor and Participant Application Form.
Getting to Canada Day
Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park is located 1299 Pinetree Way with access points on Pinetree Way, Pipeline Road and David Avenue. Please consider walking, taking public transit, or riding your bike.
- Transit – The Canada Day event is located a short ten-minute walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Skytrain station, with a clearly marked path leading the way to the event grounds.
- Bike – Attendees who choose to ride their bike to the event can access the free on-site bike valet service stationed at the Basketball Court (along Trevor Wingrove Way between the Skate Park and Recycling Depot).
- Vehicle – For those who arrive by vehicle, free parking will be available in the lots off of Trevor Wingrove Way.
- Pick-up/drop-off – There will be designated pick-up and drop-off areas in parking lot A (on the west side of the park off Trevor Wingrove Way adjacent to Pinetree Way).
Road Closure: Pinetree Way between Guildford Avenue and Pinewood Avenue will be closed to traffic in the evening from 9:30 – 11 p.m. for the fireworks display.
Coquitlam strives to create experiences for people of all ages and abilities. On Canada Day this includes providing:
- Designated accessible pickup/drop-off locations
- Accessible parking and entrances
- Accessible stage viewing areas
- An accessible viewing area for fireworks
- Multilingual volunteers and staff
View the event site’s accessibility map (PDF).
Resources for Learning
The City is encouraging residents to reflect on the country’s complicated colonial history, and consider our nation's strengths as well as its flaws, as we collectively learn from our past and do better in the future.