Canada Day 2024

On July 1, Surrey Canada Day saw its highest attendance of 90,000 people in its 20-year history. 

July 3, 2024
Media Release

Surrey, B.C. – On July 1, Surrey Canada Day saw its highest attendance of 90,000 people in its 20-year history. Presented by Prospera Credit Union, the event has become the largest celebration of its kind in Western Canada. Attendees enjoyed a variety of free entertainment throughout the day, including performances by headliners The Sheepdogs, Sass Jordan and Danielle Ryan. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn about Indigenous culture and the true history of Canada through cultural sharing with Semiahmoo and Kwantlen First Nations. The event closed with a fireworks finale sponsored by Guildford Town Centre.

"I am thrilled to see that Surrey Canada Day has broken its attendance record, with 90,000 people joining us at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “It's a testament to the incredible spirit and community pride that makes Surrey such a special place to live. I want to thank our partners at Prospera Credit Union for their support, and all the partners and performers who made this event possible. From the Indigenous Village to the fireworks finale, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Here's to many more years of celebrating Canada Day in Surrey.”

The Indigenous Village provided attendees with an opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and traditions of Indigenous Peoples through cultural sharing, education, contemporary performances, and as well as Bannock and bison food vendors. Attendees also supported Indigenous artisans and small businesses by shopping their handmade, authentic products from the Indigenous marketplace.

“It was so wonderful celebrating Canada Day with the City of Surrey and thousands of local residents,” said Cary Ransome, Chief Member Experience Officer at Prospera. “Our volunteers were busy chatting with attendees, handing out thousands of popsicles and enjoying all the festivities. It was a fantastic event and one Prospera is proud to be a part of!”

The free, annual event also featured live performances on four stages, amusement rides, community booths, a sensory-friendly space and food trucks. Additional activities included dance battles and performances by local DJs in the Community Hub presented by Chalo! Fresh Co.

Event attendees are invited to provide their feedback on the event by taking an online survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Guildford Town Centre.