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The community of Steveston has come together every year since 1945 to celebrate both Canada’s birthday and its rich heritage. Thanks to the tireless efforts of hundreds of volunteers and generous sponsorship, the Steveston Community Society organizes one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations across the country!

On average, over 70,000 people from across Richmond, Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest spend Canada Day in Steveston. 

This year marks the 68th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival, beginning at 10 am with a parade through historic Steveston village, with colourful floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage cars and more.

Salmon Festival map

At noon, opening ceremonies will get underway at the Main Stage. Once the festival is officially kicked off, there will be an afternoon filled with entertainment.

Fishy fence art

Check out highlights including a craft fair, trade show, children’s festival, carnival, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese cultural show, Youth Rock Fest, food fair and art show.


Steveston Salmon Festival
[Steveston Salmon Festival by RosieTulips on Flickr]

The day’s main attraction is a famous salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. This popular treat sells out every year! Pricing is at $15 per lunch, cash only.



Main Events (subject to change) 

6:30 am to 11:30 am | Pancake Breakfast

9:30 am | Kid’s Bicycle Parade

10 am to noon | Canada Day Parade
Noon | Opening Ceremony

10 am to 4 pm | Japanese cultural displays

10 am to 5 pm | Art show, children’s festival, craft fair, trade show, food fair, community info tables

11 am till sold out | Salmon Barbecue

Noon to 5 pm | Horticulture show, Youth Rock Fest, funtastic inflatables carnival




Main Stage Events
Noon | Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and singing of O CANADA!

2013 Main Stage Entertainment
1 pm | Andrew Allen
2:30 pm | Shanna Lynn

3:30 pm | Urban Dance
4:30 pm | Richmond BC’s ViVaZ



Youth Rock Fest line-up (located in the lacrosse box)
Noon | In Too Deep

1 pm | Six and Counting

2 pm | Search Party

3 pm | Oden

4 pm | No Boy


The Steveston Salmon Festival is proudly partnered with the City of Richmond – Ships to Shore.

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