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Canada Day in Courtenay

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 Crowd | Courtenay

Courtenay Legion Pipe Band | Canada DayCanada 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

Azucena Flamenco

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

Simms Park

Simms Park

More events, performances, and fun can be had at Simms Park on Canada Day starting with the Pancake Breakfast at 7:00