Steveston Salmon Festival in British Columbia This July

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canada_bc_steveston_salmonThe Salmon Festival in Steveston, British Columbia (billed as Canada’s biggest little birthday party), celebrates its 69th year July 1, 2014 (which also is the Canada Day Celebration nationwide).

An estimated 70,000 people will descend upon the streets of Steveston to enjoy the parade (over 100 entries), live entertainment on the main stage, craft shows and children’s activities. Festival highlights include the Japanese Cultural Show, Craft Fair, Trade Show, Children’s Festival, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Youth Rock Fest plus an Art Show & Exhibit.

But, of course, the main draw is the food, from the pancake breakfast to the salmon bake (in 2013, 2,300 plates of fresh wild sockeye salmon grilled over open alder wood fire pits were served) to the Food Fair.

A fireworks presentation, which will cap off the day at 10:15 p.m., will be viewable from anywhere along the Steveston waterfront.

(Photo courtesy of Tourism Richmond)