Canada 150: South Okanagan celebrations

Wondering what’s on the go for Canada Day if you live in the south Okanagan?

Here’s a look at some of the days celebrations for Canada 150:


Festivities start early in Penticton, with a pancake breakfast at Gyro Park from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m

The official Canada Day kickoff with speeches, the anthem and yes, birthday cake, starts at 11:45 a.m.

A full-fledged Canada 150 music festival goes from 12:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

From rock to soul to Canandiana, there’s all sorts of artists taking the stage. For a list of who’s playing and when click here.

Fireworks cap off the celebrations at 10 p.m.

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July 1st in Osoyoos is the 66th anniversary of the Cherry Fiesta Canada Day Celebration.

Five dollars gets you a pancake breakfast from 7:00-11:00 a.m. at the Town Square.

The Cherry Fiesta Parade along Main Street begins to roll at 11:00 a.m.

The opening ceremonies and Canada Day cake chow down are at 1:30 p.m. at the Gyro Beach band shell where numerous musical acts will perform throughout the day.

There’s also a variety of children’s activities at Gyro Beach from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

And the cherry pit spit and pie eating contests are at the same location from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

The “best in BC” fireworks start blasting off at about 10:00 p.m. on the beach front.


Canada Day events in Princeton kick off at 11:00 a.m. with a free Legion BBQ at Veterans Square.

Centennial Pool is also marking a birthday, its 50th, at 2:00 p.m.

Vermilion Avenue and Bridge Street is where to be for the Rotary Parade starting at 6:00 p.m.

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And a Canada Day dance at the Legion hall begins at 7:00 p.m.



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