Celebrating Canada’s Diversity
July 1, 2023
Thank you to all who attended our annual Canada Day Celebration in Harrison Hot Springs. This event has ended, and we look forward to next year’s event.
CANADA DAY ANNOUNCEMENT | We are sad to announce that with the Category 2 and 3 Open Fire Prohibitions in the Coastal Fire Centre, effective June 8th, 2023, Tourism Harrison River Valley has made the difficult decision to cancel the Canada Day Annual Fireworks Display in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs on July 1st, 2023, Saturday. Despite our Fireworks Display cancellation, we still have a fantastic lineup of entertainment for Canada Day, and we look forward to seeing you all there!
We honour our relationship and connection to the Sts’ailes People and their territory that we live, work, and play on here in Harrison Hot Springs. Our Canada Day activities will take place in the heart of Harrison Hot Springs, and on the ancient Village of Qwólts. Visit Qwólts Park to learn more about Sts’ailes and the ancient Village of Qwólts . The Harrison River Valley as a whole is situated on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Sts’ailes, Seabird Island, Sq’ewá:lxw, Cheam, Douglas, Leq’a:mel, Samahquam, Sq’ewlets, and Skatin First Nations.
In partnership with our local community and municipalities, we welcome you to the ancient Village of Qwólts, now known as Harrison Hot Springs. This Canada Day we are celebrating our roots and what makes each of us unique. Our volunteers have worked hard to put this event together and we look forward to bringing you another year of entertainment and celebration of our local communities.
CANADA DAY ACTIVITIES
Enjoy the Parade from 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM as it departs from Walnut Street and turns right up Hot Springs Road. The parade will then turn right onto Lillooet Avenue, and north up St. Alice Street. The route will turn right onto Esplanade Avenue and follow Esplanade until we reach Maple Street. The depart will end here and return to the marshalling area.
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pancake Breakfast at the Firehall
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM Pet Parade at the Plaza
12:00 PM-12:45PM Opening Ceremonies at the Plaza
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Music by The Dimes at the Plaza
2:30PM- 3:15PM Music by Sandy Scofield at the Plaza
3:30PM-4:15PM Music by Brander Raven at the Plaza
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Children’s Activities at the Waterfront
11:00 AM & 1:00 PM Drum Making in the Memorial Hall
5:00 PM -6:00 PM Main Parade
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Rockwell at the Plaza
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM HYC Memorial Light Parade Waterfront
In case of inclement weather some activities will take place in the Memorial Hall
** Please note the fireworks have been cancelled for 2023.