Festival Info

 

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!

2017 is a special year as we celebrate our nation’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. 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, and this year will extend into the 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 this year the festival will see the return of an inflatable carnival and midway, and a local favourite pie and ice cream parlour. A new addition this year will be a food truck festival, which will operate for 2 days, July 1 and 2.

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!