Friday, July 1
CANADA DAY - COQUITLAM
Head over to Town Centre Park (1290 Pinetree Way) for a full day of activities and eats organized by the City of Coquitlam. Starting at noon, the festivities will include two stages of music and dance performances, community and city displays, artisans, an eco zone and adventure games. The high-energy cover group Trilojay will hit the TD Performance Stage at 8:30 p.m. followed by fireworks over Lafarge Lake at 10 p.m. The entire event site will be fenced and there will be an open site liquor license to sell Coquitlam’s Mariner Beer and Beer Camp Co. from 1 to 9 p.m. Take SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station.
CANADA DAY - PORT COQUITLAM
Start the day with a full belly at the Lions Club pancake breakfast at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) from 8 to 11 a.m. Kids can also take part in a fishing derby. Then head up to Castle Park in Citadel Heights for the activities and entertainment from 3 p.m. Rumba Calzada performs at 7:25 p.m., while Barney Bentall and his son Dustin headline from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. followed by fireworks. Shuttles will run from the West Coast Express/transit hub every 15 minutes to the park, from 2:30 to 11:30 p.m. The beverage garden will be fenced off to serve suds from Boardwalk, Patina and Tinhouse, and Provincial Spirits.
CANADA DAY - PORT MOODY
Take SkyTrain to the Moody Centre station and walk over to Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) to see the Can Can dancers, spike drivers, Laughing Loggers and performances by the Caufield School of Dance and Inlet Jazz Band as part of the Golden Spike Days Festival. The celebrations start at 10:30 a.m. The headline act, 54-40, takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Food trucks and a beverage garden will be on site to serve beer from Moody Ales, Twin Sails, Parkside and Yellow Dog. An online 50–50 draw is also open until July 3 via goldenspike.rafflenexus.com. There are no Canada Day fireworks. Admission is by donation.
Saturday, July 2
The party at Golden Spike Days in Port Moody continues at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) starting at 10:30 a.m. with shows from the Can Can dancers, Laughing Loggers, spike driving and Tri-Cities Got Talent (at 1:15 p.m.). Kentish Steele takes the main stage at 4 p.m., while Platinum Blonde featuring frontman Mark Holmes lights up the park from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 3
GOLDEN SPIKE - LAST DAY
It’s the final day of the 45th annual Golden Spike Days at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) so enjoy the performances from the Can Can dancers starting at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Laughing Loggers and the finale for the Tri-Cities Got Talent competition. Not Sisters plays the main stage at 4 p.m. Don’t miss out on the Salsa dancing from 6 to 6:45 p.m., which closes the festival.