Welcome to the Steveston Salmon Festival

“Canada’s Biggest Little Birthday Party Since 1945”
July 1st

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The Salmon Festival is seeking an assistant coordinator to work with the Administrative Coordinator and Committee on all aspects of the planning and implementation of the 72nd Annual Steveston Salmon Festival. This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. For further information including how to apply please view the posting here: SF17 Admin Assistant Employment Opportunity
Deadline to apply is Friday, May 5, 2017. Please, no phone calls.

The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the rich heritage of our community. Thanks to the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers and the generous support of our sponsors, the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society organizes one of the largest Canada Day celebrations across the country! On average, over 70,000 people from across Richmond, Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest spend Canada Day with us!

The day begins at 6:30am with a pancake breakfast, followed by a Citizenship Ceremony at 8:30am. At 10am, the Canada Day Parade winds through historic Steveston village, which features over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles and much more. Then, the Festival is officially kicked off at our Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage at noon with dignitaries, speeches, and the singing of O Canada. After the official opening, the stage bursts with great entertainment all afternoon. Festival highlights include attractions such as the Japanese Cultural Show, Car Show, Trade Show, Horticultural Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Youth Festival, Martial Arts DemonstrationsFood Fair plus an Art Show.

The main attraction is our famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. This popular treat sells out every year! $15 per plate. (Price subject to change.)

Whatever your age… Whatever your interests… There is something for everyone at the Steveston Salmon Festival!

2017 Steveston Salmon Festival Schedule of Events.

Main Events (subject to change)
6:30am – 11:30am – Pancake Breakfast – parking lot $8 per plate CASH ONLY
9:30am – Kid’s Bicycle Parade
10:00am – noon – Canada Day Parade
Noon – Opening Ceremony – Main Stage
10:00am – 5:00pm – variety of exhibits and attractions (details TBA)
11:00am until sold out – Salmon Barbecue $15 per plate CASH ONLY
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Horticulture Show

Main Stage – Line-up TBA (schedule subject to change)
2017 Performer Bios are here (TBA)
Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!

Children’s Festival Stage – Line-up TBA (schedule subject to change)
2017 Performer Bios are here (TBA)

Whatever your age… Whatever your interests… There is something for everyone at the Steveston Salmon Festival! 

Our event is committed to fostering positive environmental, social, and economic impacts for
current and future generations within the local community. 


Proud partner with the City of Richmond Canada 150 celebration!