New Westminster's Canada Day celebrations have gone virtual! Celebrate community and national pride using the inspiration, activities, and tools we provide to make this experience like no other. Check back regularly for more information and updates.
Stay within your bubble and have a bubble picnic close to home. Transform your balcony, driveway, yard, living room, or another creative location close to home into the ultimate picnic area.
Get creative with activities for the whole family! Explore our Canada Day activity collection below. There is something for everyone – active games, crafts, recipes, outdoor adventures and more. Use the ideas and inspiration to create your own special celebration. Try something new!
Virtual Fireworks Show
Enjoy a virtual fireworks experience using augmented reality from the comfort of your own home. The show officially begins at 10:00pm and is free to anyone located in New Westminster to view – you just need to download the Snapd Hub App! Brought to you in partnership with the businesses in New Westminster, sponsored by the Uptown and Downtown BIAs.
Find the "New Westminster Canada Day Celebration" event on the Snapd Hub App to access the countdown. The virtual fireworks show offically starts at 10:00pm, but you can access the 5 minute show at any time between 10:00-11:30pm.
Your device must have location services turned on. Please note that the event components that are supported by the Snapd Hub App will only be accessible to people that are physically located within the City of New Westminster. A geofence or virtual perimeter will be used to setup this bourndary.
O Canada Sing-Along
As part of the ongoing 7:00pm celebration for essential workers, come outside to celebrate our national pride as a community as we sing O Canada together in unison. A countdown is now available on the Snapd Hub App. Brought to you in partnership with the businesses in New Westminster, sponsored by the Uptown and Downtown BIAs.
Find the "New Westminster Canada Day Celebration" event on the Snapd Hub App to access the countdown.
Support Local! When getting ready for Canada Day, local businesses will appreciate your support as your source your supplies to make it a truly exciting day! The following businesses have created special Canada Day celebration packs:
One Thing Lockets with bracelet making kits: Option 1 and Option 2.
Take out options for Canada Day include:
Plant forward vegan and vegetarian meals, available for pick-up or delivery.
Fresh, easy meal deals for the whole family, available for pick-up or delivery.
To order, visit our website or call: 604-525-3340
Columbia Street Sandwich Co.
Classic sandwiches, soups and dessert, available for pick-up or delivery. Catering also available.
Modern Mexican cuisine and cocktail kits, available for pick-up or delivery.
Fresh salads and sushi dishes, available for pick-up or delivery.
To order, visit the website or call: 604-553-7553
Authentic Thai food and yummy desserts, available for pick-up or delivery.
To order, visit the website or call: (778) 398-2777
Steel & Oak Brewery
Locally brewed beer, available for pick-up or delivery.
Order through the online store!
Fresh, home-made traditional Greek dishes, available for pick-up.
Stump City Stories
Stump City Stories tells a part of New Westminster and British Columbia history. Starting on Saturday, June 27 this Ovation Award-nominated archival musical will be available to view online. A Zoom webinar will also be taking place on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30pm where guest panelists will discuss the diverse histories from New Westminster's past, while audiences can send in their questions live. To register for the webinar or for more information please go to: http://www.citystagenewwest.org/
This project has been made possible thanks to the support of the Government of Canada, Downtown New West BIA, and Uptown New West BA.