Canada Day (Lewis Park)

Courtenay Canada Day

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.

The 2013 Schedule of Events for Canada day in the Comox Valley is now below!

Comox Valley Canada Day


Friday June 28, 2013

Simms Park, Courtenay

7:00 – 9:00

Comox Valley District Concert Band

Saturday June 29, 2013

Simms Park, Courtenay

5:00 – 10:00

JetFM’s ‘Battle of the Bands’. All bands, 19yrs & under

Sunday June 30, 2013

Simms Park, Courtenay


Balloon creations for kids


‘Stardust’ Night before Concert: Featuring Vanier Improv Group, Ralph Barrat & Jenn Forsland with ‘StarDust Band’ & Westview Fords Sumo Challenge during mid-time intermission. Come early, a free family event. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Monday July 01, 2013 – Canada Day

Downtown Courtenay

9:00 – 10:00

Parade entry judging – 5th Street. Cash prizes to be won!


Decorated bike contest at Lake Trail School – prizes for all kids


5th Street Mile Run – starts at Woods Avenue. (Registration 9 am)


The Grande Parade down 5th Street to Lewis Park

11:00 – 11:00

Open House at the Courtenay Legion on Cliffe Avenue

12:00 – 4:00

Open House at Courtenay & District Museum

2:00 – 4:00

Native Sons Hall Tea Dance with the Georgia Straight Big Band


Celebrate Canada Concert, Sid Williams Theatre

Lewis Park, Courtenay


Horseshoe Pitching in Lewis Park by tennis courts


Exciting craft and food booths in Lewis Park

11:00 – 4:00

First aid booths in operation all day next to tennis court at Salish Building

12:00 – 3:45

Kids Bike Draw tickets given away to all 5 – 12 year olds (Draw at 4:00)


Kids Zone. Lots of activities, bouncers, games & crafts

12:00 – 3:30

Pool open for Free Swim


Des Larsen on Kids Zone Stage


CRA Children’s Games in centre of park


26th annual Ducky 500


Kenny Shaw & Brian Temple on Kids Zone Stage


Music on centre stage


Jigging Contest


Home Depot’s Ladies Nail Driving Contest. Prizes & Fun!


Childrens Bike Draw for kids age 5-12

Simms Park, Courtenay

7:00 – 10:00

Kinsmen All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast


Comox Valley District Band


Opening Ceremonies

12:30 – 1:15

Comox Valley District Band


Free birthday cake provided by Safeway


Todd Butler


The Los Chiwahwah’s


Winners of Battle of the Bands 2013 (under 19)
9 Comments » for Canada Day (Lewis Park)
  1. Haley says:

    Hello, I was wondering if there was a contact number for table rentals?
    Thank you, Haley

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Hi Haley, I would suggest contacting the City of Courtenay – they should be able to point you in the right direction.

  2. bruce dean says:

    I don’t see any notice regarding fireworks for the Canada Day celebrations….do you have them, and if so where can they be watched from?

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Unfortunately there are never any fireworks with Canada Day Celebrations here in the Comox Valley. I believe Campbell River has a fireworks display, but am not 100% certain.

  3. Ann says:

    What roads will be closed to vehicle traffic at what times? And why is this information not published in the local papers?


  4. Ally Reeder says:

    Hey there !
    So there are no Fireworks in Courtenay this evening ?

  5. Kaylee Crisfield says:

    Where will the fireworks be at tonight? And at what time?

  6. Sydney says:

    I’m training and a riding cow who’s well behaved could I enter her in the parade? Thanks

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