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Celebrate Canada Day in Prince George

Wear red and white for Canada’s 150th birthday, and visit the many festivities held at one or more of the city parks. Start your day off eating birthday cake and watching culturally diverse entertainers at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. Experience a taste of dishes from around the world at ethnic food concessions in the park. Bring the kids to try a variety of crafts and activities.

Special visitors will arrive in the sky and down the river. View the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP140 aircraft flying over Prince George and cheer on the downriver paddlers at the finish line for the canoe race. Then, gather up your friends, family and neighbours to celebrate the day and watch a live performance as part of the Canada 150 Heatwave at Canada Games Plaza. Finish off the night with the Canfor Canada Day fireworks downtown, as bursts of bright colour come from atop of Connaught Hill.

Here’s the schedule of events for Canada Day:

8:00am – 6:00pm
Two Rivers Canoe Club – Celebrate 150 Canoe Races
Location: Finish line at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park

View the Canada 150 15-foot birch bark canoe, highlighting the history of the French-Canadiens, Metis and First Nations in Northern British Columbia. For the Celebrate 150 Canoe Races, downriver paddlers will travel 25km down the Fraser and Neckako River, arriving at the finish line at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. Watch the race live, and then experience live music and a sponsored BBQ.
Event details: https://calendar.princegeorge.ca/default/Detail/2017-07-01-Two-Rivers-Canoe-Club-Celebrate-150-Canoe-Races

11:00am – 6:00pm
Canada Day in the Park
Location: Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park

Opening ceremonies start at 12 noon. Birthday cake, culturally diverse entertainers, ethnic food, crafts, activities and more.
Event Details: http://tourismpg.com/events/2017/07/01

1:00pm (note, time is approximate and could change)
Royal Canadian Air Force Aircraft Flyover
Location: Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park

A CP140 aircraft will be flying over Prince George.
Event Details: https://calendar.princegeorge.ca/default/Detail/2017-07-01-Royal-Canadian-Air-Force-Aircraft-Flyover-Canada-D

7:00pm – 10:30pm
Canada 150 Heatwave: The French Connection, Andino Suns, Delhi 2 Dublin

Location: Canada Games Plaza

Watch live performances as part of the free 8-day ‘heatwave’ outdoor music festival.
Event Details: https://princegeorge.ca/Canada150

11:00pm Canfor Canada Day Fireworks
Location: Canada Games Plaza or Downtown Prince George

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