Canada Day in Delta
Ready to wave your Canadian flag and don red and white? We’ve got your guide to family-friendly festivities July 1.
Party time on Delta Street
In honour of our nation’s birthday, the Delta Museum and Archives Society will spill out onto Delta Street in Ladner Village to host its annual July 1 party.
This family-oriented, fun-filled event kicks off at 9 a.m. with the traditional pancake and sausage breakfast, cooked up by the North Delta, Ladner and Scottsdale Lions Clubs.
Breakfast will be available for purchase until 11 a.m., with all proceeds going to support the museum society’s educational programs for kids.
Official ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. with the singing of the national anthem and messages from local dignitaries.
Then, witness the cutting of a massive birthday cake, with enough for everyone to enjoy.
Party goers will also be entertained with toe-tapping, dance-in-the-street music by the local Celtic band Doghouse, as well as opportunities to enjoy outdoor crafts, activities and contests. Drop by the society’s historical display booth to learn about Delta’s history.
The museum will be open for attendees to explore the three floors of exhibits, and children can participate in a museum scavenger hunt to find clues and facts that showcase the Canadian provinces. There is fun for everyone!
Where: outside the Delta Museum on Delta Street in Ladner Village
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Celebrate with the Lions
Everyone is welcome to the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions’ yearly celebration at Diefenbaker Park.
The festivities include an official ceremony and cake cutting at 1 p.m., as well as free hot dogs and drinks, live entertainment, and face painting.
Where: 1st Avenue and 56 Street, Tsawwassen
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In the afternoon, make your way from Delta Street or Diefenbaker Park to Kirkland House.
The Kirkland House Foundation invites you to celebrate Canada Day with a host of free, old-fashioned fun at the restored heritage home.
Activities include a family picnic, silk zoo, pipe band, spinners and weavers, antique tractors and vehicles, music, food, rides, games and races.
Where: 4140 Arthur Drive, Ladner
When: noon to 5 p.m.
The Corporation of Delta and North Delta Ministerial Organization invite everyone to celebrate Canada Day from 6 p.m. onward at Chalmers Park in North Delta.
The evening kicks off with children’s activities, a barbecue, stilt walkers and a family concert.
Hamburgers, hotdogs and samosas are available for purchase, plus free cake for the first 500 people.
Bring lawn chairs and set up a spot to view the fireworks, to start around 10:15 p.m.
Where: 11400 76A Avenue, North Delta
When: 6 to 10:30 p.m.