Canada Day Parade

Join us for the 61st Annual Canada Day Parade in Port Alberni this July 1st. Our parade features many creative floats all of which start on Stamp Avenue outside of the Catalyst Parking lot. The Parade will start at the sound of the Steam Whistle from the 1929 Baldwin Steam Train which will be about 1.5 km away - south of the Parade Start. Once the whistle goes the train will head north which the parade heads south. At the same time 'racing the train' will be runners from all over BC as they embark on a 10k Race the Train to the McLean Mill National Historic Site. Spectators will enjoy an amazing sight with the train in the background desparately trying to keep up to the athletes as they head north on their journey. On the other side of the road will be the creativity of many floats as those people work their way to Port Alberni's Harbour Quay area. Once at the Quay the party takes over with many vendors set up for all to enjoy! Visit us in Port Alberni for a most unique and enjoyable Canada Day!