Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations are among the biggest in Western Canada

Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations are among the biggest in western Canada, drawing upwards of 100,000  over the course of the day.

The gates open at 10 a.m., and performances on the main stage get underway at 11 a.m. with ZenApproach Performance, followed by children’s entertainer Norman Foote at 11:30 a.m., and the Korean National Farmers Band and Tight Rope Walker.

There are also amusement rides, food concessions, and more, including a Canada Day Expo with more than 50 diverse community and business exhibitors, from broadcast stations and the Royal Canadian Legion to the Honeybee Centre and Surrey Search and Rescue.

Other attractions include the Sports Zone, where revelers can try out new sports, Kids World, and Storyville – stories, songs, games, and puppets – presented by Surrey Public Library.

Fireworks are at 10:15 p.m., with music by DJ Jay Swing and Flipout, capping off 12 hours of entertainment in celebration of Canada’s 146th birthday.

If you live close by, it’s best to walk or bike. Additional buses will be in service to King George Skytrain station following the fireworks finale. Parking is available at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino (entrance off 60 Avenue) and the Cloverdale Agriplex (enter off 176 Street at 62 Avenue).

 For more, visit www.surrey.ca/canadaday.

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