Canada Day brings free live music to Canada Place and the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre
The biggest Canada Day celebrations west of Ottawa take place today in the Lower Mainland.
The annual bash at Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza, and Harbour Green Park runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a ton of live music.
Performers include Spirit of the West, Alex Cuba, Lila Gilday, Dal Richards Orchestra, Dr. Strangeglove, Marcus Mosely Gospel Choir, the Bond Street, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Three Row Barley, the Funky Mamas, Showstoppers, and more.
That's followed by a parade between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The country's 145th birthday will be capped off with fireworks in Burrard Inlet between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
There's free admission along with a bunch of other activities, including a citizenship ceremony, buskers, and art shows.
Meanwhile in the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre in Surrey, the Sam Roberts Band, a six-time Juno Award winner, will headline the free Canada Day entertainment. Vancouver's Hannah Georgas will also perform in the evening.
Others playing during the day include the High Bar Gang with Shari Ulrich and Barney Bentall, Jerry Doucette, and Jordan Cook.
Gates open at 10 a.m.; fireworks begin more than 12 hours later at 10:15 p.m. For those unfamiliar with Surrey, the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre is at the corner of 176 Street and 64 Avenue.