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Canada Day Celebrations in Pemberton

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This year Pemberton celebrates Canada’s 148th birthday with a huge number of free events over the weekend, and rolling into the official Canada Day celebrations on Wednesday July 1st.

Pemberton is one of the most fun places to be in the summer, with warm weather, clear skies, friendly locals and tons of events to keep you entertained.

Here’s what’s on for Canada Day:

Saturday 27th

Paddling at On Mile Lake – What better way to cool down on a hot day than heading onto the water. Between 8am-9am at One Mile Lake there will be free canoes, kayaks and dragon boats for all those wishing to participate.

Head down early to secure your spot then spend a relaxing (or exhilarating!) hour on the water.

SUP Yoga at One Mile Lake – If you’ve never tried Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga now is your chance, and all for free!

From 9am-10am there will be a professional led SUP yoga class for everyone wanting to get involved. Test out your yoga balance by posing on the water. It’s great fun and definitely something you should try!

Pajama Shopping – It may seem strange but Saturday is also Pajama Shopping Day – simply throw on your best PJs and head to the shops. This has been a Pemberton tradition for years and some shops even offer discounts to those taking part.

This is happening all day so you have plenty of time to take part!

Sunday 28th

Dog Competition – The dog competition takes place from 2pm-5pm at the Community Centre. It is open to all who wish to take part and no prior experience is required.

There will be a number of simple competitions to get involved in so head down with your pooch to take part and have fun!

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Wednesday 1st (Canada Day)

Spud Run – Get to the Community Centre for 8.30am registration for this year’s Pemberton Spud Run. Registration is free and competitors will run, jog, walk or bike their way along 8.5km of the Valley Trail.

This event is open to all who want to take part and is completely free!

Canada Day Parade – Throw on your best Red and White for the Canada Day parade, starting at 11am in downtown Pemberton.

The parade will start near the Regional District then wind it’s way through the streets to the Community Lawn. Head down and check out this year’s incredible floats and vehicles!

Canada Day Celebrations – Following the parade head to the Community Lawn from 12pm-3pm for a number of events and festivities in celebration of the day. There will also be a Canada Day Farmers’ market, which is always worth checking out.

The Mayor will be making a speech before cutting the cake and kicking off the celebrations with live music, food and drinks!

Happy Canada Day!