Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
Canada Day Celebrations in Invermere
Jul 1, 2018 12:00 am| Free
Canada Day celebrations in Invermere officially begin at midnight when the skies over Invermere will come alive with a huge fireworks display, thanks to the local Kinsmen Club. This year, in 2017, everyone is invited to come out and wish our country a Happy 150th Birthday. To get a good vantage point for the fireworks display, you can choose one of these:
- Make your way down to the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena early enough to get a seat on the bleachers.
- Bring lawn chairs and blankets to James Chabot Beach
- Watch from Lakeview Road
- Watch from your boat on the Lake
Wherever you choose to be, just look up to the sky. This year, it’s going to be a show you won’t soon forget.
Just a few hours later, at 11: 00 AM, in fact, crowds will line Main Street to watch the parade, with floats, clowns, sirens, music and everything that makes a typical small town parade something for the memory books. Everyone gets involved, the costumes are colorful and even the family pets come along. The local RCMP detachment will be in full dress for this special occasion. Fire engines will be polished up too. Watch your favorite people proudly marching past in the Canada Day parade.
The Legion organizes the parade each year. If you want to march in the parade or have a float to enter, come to Pothole Park by 10:30 AM on the big day.
The parade will end at Kinsmen Beach where the Mountain Mosaic of the Arts birthday party begins in earnest at noon. Local performers provide continuous live entertainment on the Home Hardware festival stage. Food kiosks, a Bounce Castle and face painting for the kids at the Transformation Station are all part of the festivities. And, at 3:00 PM, wander down to the beach to watch the ever-popular Windermere Fire Department’s boat-building contest and race.
While you are enjoying the party, don’t forget to take a few minutes to browse through the Pynelogs Art Gallery to enjoy a display of the works of local artists. Then, help yourself to birthday cake because it just wouldn’t be a birthday party without cake!
The Canada Day celebration is FREE to all and there’s lots of fun for everyone in the family.