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. 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 Demonstrations, Food Fair plus an Artisan Gallery.
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!