For jazz fans, Granville Island is the place to be on Canada Day

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      If you're new to Vancouver or you're a tourist passing through town today, you may not be aware of one of the more imaginative Canada Day celebrations in the country.

      From noon until 9:30 p.m., the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is offering a daylong series of free concerts on three stages at Granville Island.

      The full lineup is available here.

      The first three concerts at noon are:

      * Benoît Delbecq François Houle Duo at Performance Works;

      * Shannon Scott at Ron Basford Park;

      * Black Top Blues Band at the Granville Island Public Market.

      The final act of the evening will be the Company B Jazz Band at Performance Works at 9:30 p.m.

      Watch this TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival video about the annual free shows at Granville Island.

      Today marks the final day of Vancouver's annual jazz festival.

      The annual Canada Day parade also takes place on Granville Island today, starting at 1:30 p.m.

      It begins at Ocean Concrete and winds up at Ron Basford Park.