7 Amazing Free Family Friendly Canada Day Events

The long weekend is right around the corner and we are all ready to relax a bit. What do you have planned to celebrate Canada Day?

fireworks on Canada Day in Vancouver Harbor

Canada Day in Vancouver Harbor.

Wherever you’re celebrating Canada Day, you’re sure to find parades, picnics, fireworks and parties. BC has tons of activities to toast this important holiday and, we at Macdonald Realty, prepared this list of free family friendly things to do to enjoy the 32nd annual Canada Day!

Vancouver – Canada Place Celebrations

We can’t wait to see the fireworks during the 32nd annual Canada Day at Canada Place on July 1, 2019.  As the largest Canada Day celebration in western Canada, this important event offers amazing family activities, food, live entertainment, and much more.

Vancouver 2019 event highlights:

  • Incredible performances all day long, including Blonde Diamond, Bitterly Divine and, Delhi 2 Dublin as the last attraction
  • Citizenship Ceremony welcoming 60 new Canadians
  • Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone will feature talented artists, including DiRTY RADiO
  • Canadian Forces Zone (Hall B) will offer interactive displays exhibits to honor Canada’s Army, Navy, and Air Force
  • Kids’ Zone (Hall A) will have lots of activities, music and a funny mascot
  • Picnic Plaza with picnic tables and family-friendly activities
  • Food trucks, yay!
  • Fireworks show at 10:30 pm
  • And more!!!

Plan your visit: canadaplace.ca

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Canada Place

Admission: FREE!

 

Surrey

Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre will host the Surrey’s annual free Canada Day celebration on Monday, July 1st.

The city will offer an amazing family-friendly event and, they’re planning to welcome over 100,000 visitors.

According to the event organizes, the event features three stages of programming, Strawberry Tea for seniors, the Indigenous Zone, amusement rides, food trucks, interactive activities, and more.

Celebrating Canada Day in Surrey

Picture: Surrey

Surrey 2019 event highlights:

  • Live concerts with amazing artists including Bif Naked and Our Lady Peace
  • Kids’ Zone
  • Food Truck vendors
  • Fireworks at 10:30pm
  • And more!!!

Plan your visit:  https://bit.ly/2ZwZAnV

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, Surrey, BC Canada
176 Street & 64th Avenue

Admission: FREE! Check the website the see the amusement rides fees.

 

Squamish

The party starts at 10:00 am on Monday, July 1st in downtown Squamish. The festivities have the parade down Cleveland Avenue – right in front of Macdonald Realty’s office – followed by the flag raising tradition, First Nations welcome, the singing of O Canada and C-A-K-E!

Squamish 2019 event highlights:

  • At the O’Siyam Pavilion and Junction Park from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM enjoy a jam-packed day of activities including live music, dance performances, kids’ zone, lots of food trucks and more. And of course, come and see the amazing free outdoor concerts that make Squamish the place to be!
  • From 7:00 to 10:30 PM, Brennan Park will be the place to be to listen to live music and view the Canada Day fireworks.

Plan your visit: https://www.exploresquamish.com/events/canada-day-event

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: The parade will take place in downtown Squamish on Cleveland Avenue / Live music will be featured at O’Siyam Pavilion and Brennan Park

Admission: FREE!

 

Whistler

Wherever you are in Canada, you’re sure to find parades, picnics, music festivals…We think we already mentioned this before, but yes…Whistler is not an exception.

Whether you want music, adventure, or just spend a beautiful day in the lake with your family, Whistler is the place to be.

Celebrating Canada Day in Whistler

Picture: Whistler

Whistler 2019 Event highlights:

  • Free Transit All Day Long on July 1, 2019
  • Canada Day Parade along the Village Stroll at noon
  • Musical Trio the Tenors at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Plan your visit: https://www.whistler.ca/culture-recreation/events-and-festivals/event-listings

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza / Village Stroll

Admission: FREE!

 

Sunshine Coast

If you’re planning to explore the Sunshine Coast this year during Canada Day long weekend, we have good news: “This year’s Canada Day is sure to be a big one!”; that’s what the Sunshine Coast Guide says and, we’re so happy to share.

Sunshine Coast 2019 event highlights:

  • Sechelt will be hosting lot of events. The parade starts at 10:30 am on Cowrie St. with a flyover by the Royal Canadian Airforce
  • At Pender Harbour you’ll find lots of activities throughout all the day long, including live music, International Infusion Dinner at Mad Park Bistro
  • At Powell River/Lund the Canada Day festivities will be held this year at Willingdon Beach. Attendees can look forward to live entertainment, food & craft vendor, Fun Run and, Second Annual Canada Day Fishing Derby.

Plan your visit: https://secheltdowntown.com/canadaday

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Find locations on their website.

Admission: FREE!

 

Fort Langley

Pancakes, cakes and more are waiting for you in Langley to celebrate the 32nd annual Canada Day! Here is what the town is preparing for you and your family:

Langley 2019 Event highlights:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Flag Raising
  • Official Welcoming Ceremonies and Singing of O Canada
  • Birthday Cake
  • Edward the Magician in the Kids’ Zone
  • Live performances all day long
  • And more!

Plan your visit: http://celebratecanadaday.ca/schedule-of-events/

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Find locations on the website.

Admission: FREE!

 

Victoria

Let’s celebrate with family and friends! Victoria has prepared such an amazing event for your Canada Day – it is sure to be unforgettable. On Monday, July 1, 2019, the town will have live music and lots of fun activities.

victoria parliament building lights

Victoria Parliament Building.

 

From 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM enjoy the expanded Family Zone. Find your favorite spot (or go to all of them) by visiting the face-painting, a bouncy castle and activations by The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature and The Victoria Bug Zoo.

The Coast Capital Living Flag at Legislature Lawns will give away 2,300 free red and white T-shirts.

Victoria 2019 Event highlights:

  • Family Zone all day long
  • Food village
  • Live concerts
  • Fireworks at 10:20 pm
  • And more!!!

Plan your visit: https://www.canadadayvictoria.ca/schedule-map

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Inner Harbour and Legislature Lawns

Admission: FREE!

 

Happy Birthday Canada!

Enjoy your holiday and we’ll see you on July 02nd.

 

Sources:

Tourism Vancouver

Surrey.ca/canadaday

Explore Squamish

Whistler.ca

Sechelt Downtown

Celebrate Canada Day

Tourism Victoria

 

Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2019

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in May 2019.

Whistler

In May 2019, there were 5 sales of detached homes and 91 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,576,500.

The condo market had 18 sales and 106 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $500,100.

Townhome sales were 7 sales, active listings were 72. The benchmark sale price was $882,500.

It’s a buyer’s market for homes and townhomes.

 

MarketHotSheet_May_2019_Whistler

 

Squamish

 Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Sunshine Coast

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.staging.irewebsites.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgv.org

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2019

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in May 2019.

Vancouver-West

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 86 sales of detached homes and 803 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $2,927,600.

In comparison, the condo market had 320 sales, 1,708 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $758,500 .

Townhome sales were 48 , active listings were 297 . The benchmark sale price was $1,116,000 .

It’s a buyer’s market for homes and townhomes in Vancouver West.

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

 

Vancouver-East

The Vancouver Eastside had 124 sales and 743  active listings for detached homes at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $1,347,000.

The condo market featured 141 sales, 511 active listings, and a benchmark sales price was $569,300 .

The townhome market, on the other hand, had 40 sales and 106 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $873,700.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

 Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

 

North Vancouver

In May, the North Vancouver market had 105 sales and 473 active listings for detached homes. The benchmark sale price was $1,508,300.

There were 106 sales and 430 active listings for condos. The benchmark sale price was $557,100.

Townhome sales were 41, active listings were 139, the benchmark sale price was $953,200.

It’s a seller’s market for townhomes.

 Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

West Vancouver

The West Vancouver market had 56 sales and 563 active listings for detached homes. The benchmark sale price was $2,518,000.

Condo sales were 11 and active listings were 126 at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $1,022,700.

In comparison the townhome market had only 2 sales and 40 active listings.

It’s a buyer’s market for homes and condos.

 MarketHotSheet_May_2019_WestVancouver

Coquitlam

 Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Port Coquitlam

 Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Port Moody

 Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Maple Ridge

 Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Burnaby East

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Burnaby North

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Burnaby South

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

 

 

New Westminster

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Richmond

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Ladner

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Tsawwassen

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Pitt Meadows

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Bowen Island

Real Estate Market Stats May 2019

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in the Greater Vancouver 

Macdonald Realty has offices across the Greater Vancouver.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.staging.irewebsites.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgv.org