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Port Coquitlam offering free shuttles to Canada Day fireworks

Want to watch fireworks, listen to music at Castle Park in Port Coquitlam on Canada Day? Here's how to get there.
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Port Coquitlam has organized free shuttles to get residents to the Canada Day celebrations and fireworks at Castle Park.

Port Coquitlam is set to provide free shuttles to and from the city's West Coast Express (WCE) station to Castle Park for Canada Day tomorrow (July 1).

With a large crowd expected to gather for afternoon festivities and evening fireworks, the city is blocking off roads near the park beginning at 10 a.m.

The free shuttle will run between the Port Coquitlam WCE station to Castle Park, beginning at 2:30 p.m. and running every 10 to 15 minutes until 11:30 p.m.

Here's the list of traffic/safety control measures that will be put in place tomorrow:

  • Mary Hill pedestrian overpass and Castle Park trails: closed 10 a.m. to midnight
  • At Citadel Drive from Confederation Drive to Castle Crescent there will be no stopping from 6 p.m. to midnight
  • At Citadel Drive from Confederation Drive to Pitt River Road there will be no parking from 9 p.m. to midnight
  • There will be temporary street closures from 9 p.m. — midnight, including:  Citadel Drive from Pitt River Road to Confederation Drive, on Colonial Drive from Citadel Drive to Moody Court, and on Castle Crescent and Nova Scotia Avenue at Citadel Drive (local residents will be permitted access with proper identification verified by RCMP).

Additionally, vehicles must be moved from the above locations by 9 p.m. to avoid being towed, according to a city news release.

The road and safety measures are being taken to provide a family-friendly atmosphere at Castle Park, where festivities will start at 3 p.m. with live music, a beverage garden and activities for all ages.

Headliners Barney and Dustin Bentall will perform from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m., followed by fireworks provided by Archangel Fireworks.

In the morning, PoCo Canada Day activities will also be held in Lions Park from 8 to 11 a.m., including a pancake breakfast and fishing derby.