Welcome to the Steveston Salmon Festival

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


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 80,000 people from across Richmond, Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest spend Canada Day in Steveston!

The day begins at 6:30am with a pancake breakfast, followed by the kids bike parade at 9:30 then the big Canada Day Parade at 10:00am. The parade winds through historic Steveston village, and includes floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles, mascots 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, extending into the early evening hours. Festival highlights include the Japanese Cultural Show, Trade Show, Horticultural Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Youth Festival, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Food Fair, and an Artisan Gallery, plus an inflatable carnival and midway, and a local favourite pie and ice cream parlour. A new addition in 2017 is a food truck festival.

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! $16 per plate. (Price subject to change.)

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

2018 Steveston Salmon Festival Schedule of Events.

Main Events (subject to change)
6:30am – 11:30am – Pancake Breakfast – parking lot
9:30am – Kid’s Bicycle Parade
10:00am – noon – Canada Day Parade
Noon – Opening Ceremony – Main Stage – Easthope Parking Lot
10:00am – 5:00pm – Various Locations: Artisan Gallery, Food Fair, Japanese Cultural Show, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Pie & Ice Cream Parlour, Trade Show and Community Groups, Youth Festival
10:00am until sold out – Salmon Barbecue 
11:00am – 5:00pm – Children’s Festival
11:00am-6:00pm – Inflatable Carnival and Midway – East park baseball diamond
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Horticulture Show – Net Shed
11:00am – 10:00pm – Food Truck Festival – Easthope Parking Lot 

Main Stage – Line-up (schedule subject to change)

Noon – Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!

2018 Line-up will be announced in spring.


Children’s Festival Stage – Line-up  (schedule subject to change)
2018 line-up will be announced in spring

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!