Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks at John Lawson Park

Dress up in our national colours and join us for a picnic at John Lawson Park to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Bring your own picnic basket, or enjoy a selection of barbecued treats, and sweets while watching our live entertainment!

The Canada Day fireworks show starts at 10:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012
Time: 3 - 10:30 p.m.
Place: John Lawson Park

Schedule of Events


3 p.m.Adam Woodall
4:15 p.m.The Whiskey Dicks
6 p.m.West Vancouver Youth Band
6:45 p.m.Singing of O Canada
7 p.m.SideOne
8:30 p.m.Mark James Fortin
9 p.m.SideOne
10:30 p.m.Fireworks Finale!

Fireworks Information

Capping off the day's celebrations, the Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show begins at 10:30 p.m. The two-barge simultaneous 25-minute spectacular display is viewable from multiple locations along the inlet including; Ambleside, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park. Tune in to Classic Rock 101 for the simulcast music soundtrack.

Food Vendors

Blackforest Deli | sausages, hot dogs, pretzels
Holy Crepe | assortment of crepe flavors

Traffic, Street Closures, and Parking for Fireworks

Please consider alternative modes of transportation such as public transit, cycling, walking or parking at Park Royal Shopping Centre and walking into the event area, as parking and vehicle access along the waterfront may be restricted.

Local traffic may be subject to road closures and parking restrictions south of Marine Drive. Residents will be asked to show identification with their address.


Additional Blue Bus service will be available after the fireworks, stationed along Marine Drive between 13th and 25th Streets. Additional service will also be available from Park Royal after the event.

Look out for our Centennial Experience sign

The Centennial Experience is a fun and interactive way to learn more about West Vancouver’s history with just a simple scan from a smart phone (includes Android and iPhone). While you're enjoying all the Canada Day fun, be sure to notice our sign at the entrance of John Lawson Park. There are a total of 20 signs in various locations throughout West Vancouver. Some of the signs share historic facts, some are fun photos of West Vancouver, and there’s even a video of the old skate park at West Vancouver Secondary. Visit for more information!

Download our Canada Day poster (PDF)

Location name
John Lawson Park
Location Address

West Vancouver BC

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