july, 2017

1jul11:00 am- 3:00 pmCanada Day 201711:00 am - 3:00 pm | Saturday, July 1stSelect Type Of Event:Events,Festivals,Holidays


Event Details

Celebrate Canada 2017 – Canada Turns 150!

Chemainus’ Canada Day Celebrations are gearing up for another successful year. Waterwheel Park sets the stage for their annual family friendly event there little something for everyone of all ages. Guest can enjoy a myriad of FREE activities and perks like tasty treats, a petting zoo’s, pony rides, a bouncy castle, games, live music and much more. All events take place between 11 am – 3 pm leaving lots of time for you to simply enjoy a day in the park dressed in red and white.


Chemainus Valley Museum Garage Sale

With a little of this and that the garage sale is the perfect place to find something special. Books galore both old and new. Come and try to win that quilt at our twice yearly raffle, you cannot win without a ticket. Come and help support the Museum in keeping Chemainus History alive.


Tropic Mayhem, Community Band, and Bluegrass Fever – Music

Sway to the beat of a perfectly comprised mixture of vocals, guitar, bass, and drums while reminiscing to fun upbeat music that you won’t be able to get out of your head.

National Anthem

Reid Ellie the crowd with his beautiful acapella rendition of our countries will serenade us with the National Anthem.

Cake – FREE

What better way then to celebrate then with a piece of cake! At noon after the National Anthem, enjoy the delicious flavours of our Canada Day Celebration Cake in front of the new expansion.

Ice Cream – FREE

The 49th Parallel and Island Farms come together to make sure that everyone cools down with a creamy scoop of delicious ice cream.

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo – FREE

Whether you want to pet those cute barnyard animals or take a tour on the pony express, Tigerlily farms provide wonderful hands-on experiences to share with the whole family.

Face Painting – FREE

If you like a little or a lot, they have everything to please. Show your pride with our Canada flags and maple leaf body emblems, or you can really get into the spirit of family fun with their face painting artist.

Pins & Flags – FREE

Come with your Canada gear and celebrate, but don’t worry, if you forget it at home they have you covered. Show your love of Canada and claim your FREE pins and flags before they are gone.

Hotdogs, Hamburgers & Fresh Pizza

Savoury and juicy; the Chemainus Legion #191 and Chemainus Valley Museum will be cooking and plan delicious lunches in the park. The Legion will be fundraising to ensure they can continue to support community events such as this one. These hotdogs and hamburgers are worth their weight in spare change. The Chemainus Valley Museum will also be offering hot dogs, so don’t worry if one line is busy try the other. Impulse pizza will be on site bringing their hot and delicious cheesy pizza!

Canada Day T-Shirts

Mr.Tee has some amazing t-shirt they have printed up and will be ready for your Canada Day spirit! With a table onsite and close to the food, they will be able to offer everything you need to wear your Canada Day Pride!

Kids Crafts – FREE

Mary Dolan from the Inspiration Station helps to foster children’s creativity through a variety of crafts.

Panning For Gold

Kids, spend your time rooting around in Silver Mine’s slew looking for precious stones and other goodies – trading them in for a chocolate kiss!

The event is FREE due to the generosity of Chemainus BIA, Coastal Community Credit Union, Remax Debbie Simmonds, Beyond the Usual, and the Legion are our sponsors this year. Join Chemainus in celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!





(Saturday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PST


Waterwheel Park, Chemainus, BC

9799 Waterwheel Crescent, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0