Boating Canada Day Long Weekend

Boating Canada Day Long Weekend

Boating plans for the Canada Day long weekend? The summer weather on the west coast has finally arrived, our proper summer cruising season is here! Looking around the local waters there’s some great boating destinations to celebrate the long weekend, and further extend your weekend to celebrate Independence Day. Here’s some options I found to help you pick your celebration destination of choice, such a hard life us boaters have:

  • June 30th
    • Sidney BC Fireworks
      ‘Sidney Days’ kicks off on June 30th, including performances on the Sidney pier 9:30pm to 10:30pm with musical fireworks along the waterfront at 10:15pm.
  • July 1st
    • Victoria Inner Harbour
      Live music on the Legislature lawns starting at noon with fireworks at 10:15pm.
    • Butchart Gardens Fireworks
      Butchart Gardens kicks off their summer fireworks and summer concerts. The band plays at 7:15pm with fireworks at 10:15pm.
    • Ganges, Salt Spring Island
      Saturday market, with fireworks and music over Ganges Harbour at dusk.
    • Saturna Island Lamb BBQ
      The famous Saturna Island lamb bbq, 10am to 4:30pm at Winter Cove.
    • Galiano Island Jamboree 
      A parade with afternoon events, dock approximately 250 meters south of the North Galiano Community Hall.
    • Nanaimo 
      Various events with fireworks in the harbour at dusk.
  • July 3rd 
    • Deer Harbour Fireworks 
      Deer Harbour on Orcas Island has live music starting at 7pm with fireworks beginning at dusk.
  • July 4th

With a week to go, make with your boating plans and have a great long weekend on the water!

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