July 2016


July 2 – September 3Butchart Gardens Fireworks Display – There are 5 mooring buoys in Butchart Cove, anchorage in Tod Inlet or moorage in Brentwood Bay.  Butchart Gardens has a dinghy wharf that is free to use while you are in the park.

July 8 – 10Comox Music Festival – The lineup includes The Trews, Matt Anderson, 54-40, Bill Bourne, Ashley MacIsaac and Jim Byrnes

July 17Nanaimo Silly Boat Regatta – This is the 32nd annual regatta and fundraiser for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.  There is even a children’s mini regatta and lots of free family activities.

July 21 – 24Nanaimo Championship Bathtub Race -  If you are out on the water, the race starts at 11:00 on the 24th and runs for an hour and a half from the Nanaimo Harbour to Maffeo Sutton Park.  It is quite a spectacle from the water, now in its 50th year.

July 22 – 24The 32nd Annual Islands Folk Festival held at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC.  Tie into Maple Bay, Genoa Bay or Cowichan Bay and it is only a 15 minute cab ride.

July 23Powell River Sea Fair Parade – If you are a vintage car fan, this is a fun parade.  Every year they have a great collection of colourful floats along with some beautiful collector cars.

July 23 – 24Gibsons Sea Calvacade – This is the 48th Circus by the Sea that includes a run, parade, family day, pancake breakfast, the Keats to Armours swim and fireworks. 

July 23, 27 & 30Honda Celebration of Light – English Bay comes alive with fireworks.  Netherlands on the 23rd, Australia on the 27th and the USA on the 30th.  As part of the Sunset Beach Festival, Shorefest will be showcasing some of Canada’s top bands including Loverboy. You can even save a spot by reserving at the Inukshuk Lounge, YVR Observation Deck or The Keg.


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