Canada Day in Courtenay
Every year on Canada Day (July 01) Courtenay hosts the annual Canada Day Parade. The Parade starts at the top of 5th Street and concludes just over the bridge at Lewis Park. Canada Day however, isn’t the only day at this time when events are happening. On the days leading up to Canada day, there are many fun family events held each year in Courtenay.
Parade Starts at 10:00!
See the tabs below for more scheduling details
Canada Day at Lewis Park
11:30 (Approximately – immediately follows end of parade)
Opening Ceremonies in Lewis Park. Featuring Canadian Armed Forces, colour guard, freedom of the city presentation
11:30 – 4:00
Bounce-a-Rama. Free for kids.
Opening Ceremonies continue, Oh Canada, Free birthday cake
12:00 – 4:00
Beer Garden opens at Lewis Park tennis courts
12:00 – 3:00
Free Circus Workshop (Beside Horseshoe Pitch)
Uminari Taiko – Japanese Drummers
Outdoor Pool Open for FREE Public Swim
Chinese Dance Group
Rheinlander Oompah Band
Free Kids Bike Draw
7:00 – 9:30 (At SID WILLIAMS THEATRE)
FREE Family Variety Show featuring local entertainment. Please bring food bank donations.
On 5th St – Parade Etc
Kids bicycle decorating contest (City Transfer parking lot, 5th and Menzies)
9:00 – 10:00
Courtenay & District Concert Band
5th Street Mile. Comox Valley Road Runners annual family run. (Starts at 5th and Woods Ave)
Canada Day Grande Parade (Runs down 5th St starting Apple Tree Grocery, runs down to Lewis Park)
Canada Day at Simms Park
7:00 – 10:00
Kinsmens Pancake Breakfast. $6 per person
12:30 – 1:25
Bookdock (Islands best country band)
1:40 – 2:30
Ralph Barrat and the Sharp 7 (Jazz)
2:45 – 3:30
Winners (19 and Under) of the battle of the Bands
Lewis Park Courtenay
Lewis Park Courtenay
The Parade winds up here with numerous events and entertainment (noted above in the Lewis Park tab).
Parade Starting Point
Canada Day Parade Start
The Parade starts here and works its way down 5th Street to culminate at Lewis Park.
Starting time is at 10:30
More events, performances, and fun can be had at Simms Park on Canada Day starting with the Pancake Breakfast at 7:00