The City of Surrey is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations. With the discovery of unmarked burial sites at former Residential Schools, Canada Day is also a day to reflect on the wrongs of the past and how we can all come together to play a part in healing. The City of Surrey stands with Indigenous communities across the country during this time of mourning.
Surrey Canada Day is committed to sharing music, education, entertainment, and the cultural practices of many Indigenous and multicultural artists. The City invites residents to come together to experience diverse cultural expression, as well as the best of Canada and its hope for the future.
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society has opened its support lines to provide counselling services 24/7. For toll-free service across the province call 1-800-721-0066; or visit irsss.ca
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Surrey Canada Day
Surrey Canada Day Festival is Western Canada’s premier Canada Day event. Every year, the City invites residents and visitors to experience a day full of free, family-friendly entertainment, amusement rides, exhibitor booths, an Indigenous village, food trucks and a fireworks finale. The 2020 event was held virtually on Facebook and YouTube Live due to mass gathering restrictions faced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Awarded the 2020 ILEA Award for Best Public Festival, and the 2017 Canadian Event Industry Award for Best Event over $200,000, Surrey Canada Day is a legacy event for the City of Surrey and its residents. The festival has welcomed notable performers from across Canada including Colin James, Bif Naked, Serena Ryder, Brett Kissel, Blue Rodeo and more.
If you would like to participate in the festival, or would like to share your thoughts or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.