City releases modified Canada Day Celebrations plans

June 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Fort St. John is modifying the annual Canada Day Celebrations.

“Traditionally, Canada Day is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate. Due to constraints on gatherings, this year will be a little different.  Our staff have pulled together a variety of opportunities for us to celebrate in several virtual ways.  It will be different but I think we will create memories and perhaps start new traditions to last us for years to come” said Mayor Lori Ackerman.

On Canada Day, along with the traditional Canada Day greeting and protocols, the virtual program will see local performances, the National Anthem, and more; before ending the day with a movie in the parking lot!

In addition to a virtual celebration on July 1, the City of Fort St. John Recreation Department has organized a week-long celebration, beginning June 25, that features an outdoor scavenger hunt, photo contest, best-decked house and business, neighbourhood road hockey challenge and Canada Day crafts! Additionally, on Saturday, June 27, we will be holding a reverse parade, that we will air during the virtual celebrations on Canada Day.

For a complete schedule of events and more information, visit


Media Contact:
Paola Banks
Recreation Programmer