Canada Day 

City of Coquitlam Canada Day Presenting Partner Marcon

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, 2022
12 – 10:30 p.m.
Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Town Centre Park

Event Schedule

Learn more about Canada Day performers here

12 p.m.Now or Never Crew
Genre: hip-hop / breakdancing
TD Community Stage
12:30 p.m.Opening Ceremonies with Coastal Sound Children’s ChoirTD Community Stage
1:15 p.m.City of Coquitlam Fitness TeamTD Community Stage
1:45 p.m.North Shore Celtic Ensemble
Genre: Celtic, classical, jazz, folk
Meadow Stage
3:00 p.m.Ginalina
Genre: children’s performer
TD Community Stage
4:00 p.m.Cheonji
Traditional percussion from Korea
Meadow Stage
5:00 p.m.Locarno
Genre: Latin, Mexican and Canadian
TD Community Stage
6:45 p.m.RainCity
Genre: funk, rock
Meadow Stage
8:30 p.m.Trilojay
Genre: dance band
TD Community Stage
10 p.m.
Lafarge Lake

Family Friendly Activities

The 8,000-square-metre (86,000-square-foot) festival lawn near the TD Community Plaza will be home to:

  • Adventure Games – Stop by for exciting, quick and fun active games for a variety of ages, skills and abilities from Houle Game & Entertainment. 
  • Eco Zone – Join the City's environmental and parks groups, and local environmental organizations for fun and interactive environmental activities and face painting. 
  • Coquitlam Lane – Snap a photo in the giggle booth and learn about the City’s recreation, parks, multicultural, and first response services. Coquitlam’s Tree Spree team will be on site with free tree giveaways.
  • The Meadow – Enjoy engaging displays and activities from Coquitlam’s cultural organizations and local businesses. Don’t miss the variety of high quality artisan items for sale. The Meadow Stage, sponsored by PARC Living, will feature cultural music performances throughout the day.
  •  Inspiration Garden – Visit the Tree Spree hub at the Inspiration Garden. Take part in a Nature Discovery scavenger hunt; learn about invasive species with the Coquitlam Bad Seed team; participate in some tree-rific activities, including a free tree giveaway; snap a photo with Sparky at our pollinator selfie station; learn about Coquitlam’s tree canopy from a City Arborist; and much more.
  • Coquitlam Public Library – Visit the Library Link bus in parking lot D to to learn more about Canadian and pre-colonial Indigenous history.

View the Canada Day site map (PDF)

Food and Drink

Stop by Eat Street, sponsored by Journey Auto Group, from 12 – 10 p.m. to find exciting and affordable food options from a variety of different culinary styles. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available. 

  • WakWak Burger
  • Veg Out Plantbase
  • Tornado Potato
  • The Little Snowflake Factory
  • Teriyaki Boys
  • Teapressu
  • Shameless Buns
  • Rocky Point Ice Cream
  • REEL Mac and Cheese Food Truck
  • Old Country Pierogi
  • Melt City Grilled Cheese
  • Meet2Eat-Taco
  • Kampong - Taste Of Malaysia
  • Japadog
  • Green Coast Coffee
  • Gary’s Kettle Corn
  • Fijian Fusion Catering
  • Cannoli King
  • A Taste of Ukraine

Mariner Brewing will be on site in Brew Corner providing beer service from 1 – 9 p.m. B.C. liquor regulations will be strictly enforced.

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).

View the event’s parking map (PDF)

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.

Event Accessibility 

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.  

A list of the 2022 Canada Day Sponsors