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.
July 1 is a day to chart a new and better path forward. Together, we can work towards reconciliation and a more equitable society for all. We invite you to come together to experience diverse cultural expression, as well as the best of Canada and its hope for the future. Surrey Canada Day is committed to sharing music, education, entertainment, and the cultural practices of many Indigenous and multicultural artists. Event organizers have been working with leaders from land-based Nations and an Indigenous consultant in the planning and programming of this event.
With the ongoing discoveries 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. 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. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
Surrey Canada Day
Surrey Canada Day 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 and 2021 events were held virtually on Facebook and YouTube Live due to COVID-19. The 2022 festival will be held from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale.
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.
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