Canada Day 

Canada Day event logo

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City of Coquitlam is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.

Coquitlam recognizes that Canada Day can mean different things for different members of our community. As a result, the City has adapted the July 1 event to provide a day that is sensitive to the diverse range of community perspectives. Canada Day in Coquitlam is a safe and inclusive family-friendly event with a wide range of entertainment, multicultural performances, fireworks, food, fun activities and opportunities to learn more about Canadian and pre-colonial Indigenous history.

July 1, 2023
12 – 10:30 p.m.
Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Town Centre Park

Getting to Canada Day

Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park is located at 1299 Pinetree Way with access points on Pinetree Way, Pipeline Road and David Avenue. Please consider walking, taking public transit or riding your bike. 

  • Transit – The Canada Day event is located a short ten-minute walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Skytrain station, with a clearly marked paved path leading the way to the event grounds. 
  • Bike – Attendees who choose to ride their bike to the event can access the free on-site bike valet service stationed along Trevor Wingrove Way . 
  • Vehicle – For those who arrive by vehicle, free parking will be available in the lots off of Trevor Wingrove Way and at the Douglas College surface lots.
  • Pick-up/drop-off – There will be designated pick-up and drop-off areas in parking lot A (on the west side of the park off of Trevor Wingrove Way adjacent to Pinetree Way).

Road Closure: Pinetree Way between Guildford Avenue and Pinewood Avenue will be closed to traffic in the evening from 9:30 – 11 p.m. for the fireworks display.

Event Accessibility 

Coquitlam strives to create experiences for people of all ages and abilities. On Canada Day this includes providing:

  • Designated accessible pickup/drop-off locations
  • Accessible parking and entrances
  • Accessible stage-viewing areas
  • An accessible viewing area for fireworks
  • Multilingual volunteers and staff

Resources for Learning

The City is encouraging residents to reflect on the country’s complicated colonial history, and consider our nation's strengths as well as its flaws, as we collectively learn from our past and do better in the future.  

Event Schedule

Details to be advised.

Become a Corporate Partner

Sponsorship opportunities are available! To learn how to get involved contact our Corporate Partners team at

Food Vendors

The application period for food vendors for the 2023 Canada Day event is now closed.
Please check back here in March 2024 to apply for next year's event.

Merchants, Artisans and Not-For-Profits

The application period for vendors for the 2023 Canada Day event is now closed.
Please check back here in March 2024 to apply for next year's event.


Interested in being one of our Canada Day performers? Learn more on our Arts and Culture Program Performance page.

Logos of all the 2023 Canada Day corporate sponsors.