Canada Day Celebrations

June 28, 2024

Canada Day is this Monday! Join in the festivities in Centennial Park and all-around town.

The 2024 event will include a pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall, parade, on-stage ceremony, local Indigenous drumming, lots of food vendors, the farmers' market, the classic car cruisers show, live music, kids’ zone, and more! Centennial Park activities start at 11am – check out the online event schedule for all the details.

The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by 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 near the Fire Hall and walk to this event. Limited accessible parking is available in the small Fire Hall guest parking lot accessed from 93 Avenue.

The parade begins at 11 am and will travel down 98 Street, starting at 108 Avenue, then travel west on 102 Avenue, and south on 100 Street, ending 96 Avenue. Select road closures will happen at 7am, 9am, and 10am and will be in effect until anywhere between 12-3:30pm. It is best to avoid trying to cross the parade route any time after 9am. Check out the parade route map for additional details. 100 Street will be pedestrian only south of 100 Avenue to 96 Avenue starting at 9am with the car show area being closed to vehicle traffic until 3:30pm.

Parade route 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 on the parade route, so we encourage people to arrive early, walk or ride their bike to the celebrations, and be prepared for wait times. Accessible parking is available at the North Peace Leisure Pool with access from 96 Avenue.

Regional fire bans have cancelled our fireworks plans again, so instead, we helped the community host more family friendly activities by offering Canada Day Micro-grants. Check out the line-up of free activities planned - most start at 4pm.

You can find all the event details at

This event is funded in part by the Government of Canada. 

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