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Top Things To Do With Your Pet For Canada Day 2016 In & Around Vancouver

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Check out six spots to go with with you pet this Canada Day.

1. Canada Day at Canada Place - Vancouver

Presented by the Port of Vancouver, this iconic and popular event is the biggest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa. Expect a full day of fun festivities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Highlights include musical performances, a citizenship ceremony, multicultural talent performances, an Expo ’86 pavilion, street hockey, the evening Canada Day parade (7:00 p.m.), and much more. As for the grand finale, a fireworks show will take place at 10:30 p.m. at the Burrard Inlet to cap off the country's 149th birthday. (www.straight.com)

2. Granville Island - Vancouver

A family-friendly celebration will take place all day at Granville Island on Canada Day. Organizers state that there will be “something to experience around every corner, with the street transformed into a sea of red, white, and fun.” Enjoy festivities that range from a Canada Day parade and an official Canada Day ceremony to TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival concerts and street performances. (www.straight.com)

3. Steveston Salmon Festival - Richmond

Steveston will be hosting its 71st annual Steveston Salmon Festival, which is also known as “Canada’s biggest little birthday party since 1945”. On average, over 70,000 people attend this celebration that begins at 6:30 a.m. Start your day off with a pancake breakfast, followed by a citizenship ceremony, and then enjoy the festival's iconic Canada Day parade (10 a.m.) that will include floats, marching bands, vintage vehicles, and more. Other highlights include a Japanese cultural exhibit, a car show, an arts and craft fair, a horticulture display, martial arts demonstrations, and a food fair. The main attraction is Steveston's famous salmon barbecue—over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets will be grilled over open fire pits ($15 per plate). (www.straight.com)

4. Waterfront Park - North Vancouver

The North Shore is hosting a free Canada Day celebration (noon to 4 p.m.) at Waterfront Park, suitable for guests of all ages. Come prepared in your red and white themed outfits to complement the free maple leaf tattoos and mini Canadian flags as you watch performers like Mazacote, The Dynamics, Lions Gate Chorus, and many others on stage. The children—and perhaps adults too—will be delighted to see an onsite balloon artist, hoop dancer, and clown entertainer. Other attractions include an artisan craft market, gourmet food trucks, rock climbing, an inflatable park, mini golf, and more. (www.straight.com)

5. PoCo celebrates Canada Day - Port Coquitlam

Pancake breakfast, face painting, international bazaar, bbq, outdoor concerts, this event will be the one to be at if you are in the area! Starting at 6:30am and going until midnight, be sure to get out with your loved ones human and furball! From Lion’s Park to Castle Park, you’ll have Canada Day to remember. Check out www.portcoquitlam.ca for details.

6. Surrey Canada Day - Surrey

With a day full of activities for everyone, you won’t want to miss all the family friendly fun! Superstar concerts, games, food and a spectacular show to light up the sky! Be sure to be on the field of the Bill Reid Amphitheatre for the best views! Check out www.surrey.ca for all the details.


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