Celebrating Canada’s Diversity

July 1, 2024

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

Sasquatch Dancers

Family Activities

Today we are taking time to reflect, learn, and build our community stronger. Discover our kids activities including our craft kits, virtual puzzles, and colouring pages.

Harrison’s Canada Day Parade

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.

Kassidy Larock

Canada Day Performances

Our Canada Day activities will take place in the heart of Harrison Hot Springs, and on the ancient Village of Qwólts, as part of our Celebrating Diversity we recommend all attendees reflect and learn and visit Qwólts Park to learn more about Sts'ailes and the ancient Village of Qwólts .

2020 Pet Parade winners

Canada Day Pet Parade

While our virtual pet parades of the last two years proved to be popular events of Harrison’s online Canada Day, we are full steam ahead for a 2023 in-pawson parade.

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

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Music by Sheri Marie Ptolemy at the Plaza

2:00PM- 2:45PM Music by Andrew Christopher at the Plaza

3:00PM-3:45PM Music by Todd Richard Band at the Plaza

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Children’s Activities at the Waterfront

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

Tourism Harrison Hot Springs is organizing this years’ Canada Day Celebration on behalf of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. Our Canada Day Celebration has been a long-standing tradition in our community and has been organized by an outstanding committee of dedicated volunteers. The Harrison Hot Springs Canada Day Celebration has continuously brought in 10,000 visitors annually.  We look forward to continuing and building on this tradition. 

The Canada Day Celebration opens with a Pancake Breakfast, organized and hosted by the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and the Harrison Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department. The day continues with the Pet Parade, this years’ theme “Garden Gnomes of Canada”, a flag-raising ceremony, music and children’s activities, Celebration Parade, ending with Rockwell’s entertainment and the HYC Light Parade.

Our Sponsors

Looking to participate in the annual Harrison Hot Springs Parade?

Please contact [email protected] for the Harrison Hot Springs Canada Day Parade. Registration can be done on-site with our Parade Marshall or by email. The parade line-up starts at 4:00 PM at the Harrison Elementary School, on Walnut Avenue. The Canada Day Parade starts at 5:00 PM and will end at approximately 6:00 PM. Hot Springs Road will re-open to the public at approximately 6:30 PM.  

Road Closures:

Please take note of the following road closures for July 1.

HOT SPRINGS ROAD from Pine Avenue to Esplanade Avenue

LILLOOET AVENUE from St. Alice Street to Chehalis Street

ST. ALICE STREET from Lillooet Avenue to Esplanade Avenue

ESPLANADE AVENUE from St. Alice Street to Chehalis Street

MAPLE STREET from Esplanade Avenue to Cedar Avenue

CHEHALIS STREET from Lillooet Avenue to Esplanade Avenue

To Facilitate the main parade at 5:00 P.M. the following roads will be closed from approximately 4:00 PM -6:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Tourism Harrison office, 604.796.5581

Boat Launch Interruptions:

July 1

4:00 PM-6:30 PM for Canada Day Parade

For more information visit www.tourismharrison.com


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