Canada Day Celebrations
June 29, 2023
Canada Day is this Saturday! The City of Fort St. John in partnership with Treaty 8 Tribal Association have an exciting day planned for the annual Canada Day Celebrations.
The 2023 event will include a pancake breakfast, parade, on-stage ceremony, local Indigenous drumming, as well as inflatables, food vendors, a farmers' market, the classic car cruisers show, live music, kids zone, and more! See the online event schedule for all the details.
The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast with the Fort St. John Fire Department! This by-donation event happens from 8:30-10:30 am at the Fort St. John Fire Hall. Check out the suggested parking locations [PDF - 257 KB] near the Fire Hall and walk to this event.
The parade begins at 11 am and will travel down 98 Street, starting at 108 Avenue and ending at the North Peace Arena. Multiple road closures will be in effect, check out the parade route map [PDF - 3 MB] for additional details. Additionally, 100 Street from 93 Avenue to 96 Avenue will be closed from 8 am until 4 pm for the Canada Day Car Show!
Detour signs will be in place with City staff, RCMP, traffic control, and volunteers on-site to enforce closures and guide vehicles to an alternate route. There will be high volumes of vehicle congestion in the area around Centennial Park and we encourage people to arrive early, walk or ride their bike to the celebrations, and be prepared for long wait times. Note: accessible parking is available at the North Peace Leisure Pool with access from the west side of 96 Avenue and also in the Fire Hall guest parking lot.
After 4 pm our community has more free activities planned for you – thanks to Canada Day Micro-grants – and at 6 pm there will be a beer garden and live music at Festival Plaza.
You can find all the event details at www.fortstjohn.ca/canada-day-celebrations.
This event is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
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