Information about Vending

How do I apply to be a Canada Day Food Vendor?

The Canada Day Food Vendor List is now FULL for 2018. No further applications will be accepted. The adjudication and registration period for Food Vending is March 01st to May 05th each year. If you have not received an invitation and link to our event registration page or you are making a new inquiry to provide food service in July 2019, please contact us starting in March 2019 via our contact page.

How do I apply to be a Canada Day Artisan Market Vendor?

The Canada Day Artisan Market Vendor is now FULL for 2018. No further applications will be accepted. The adjudication and registration period for Artisan Market Vending is March 01st to May 31st each year. If you have not received an invitation and link to our event registration page or you are making a new inquiry to be an Artisan Market Vendor in July 2019, please contact us starting in March 2019 via our contact page.

To set up stalls at our market, you have to register beforehand. There are 65 Vendors permitted due to space and crowd restrictions. You must register via our event registration webpage, pay the fees, and be on the list before the event for a 10'x10' spot at the Picnic. On the day, stall set-up is permitted from 7:30am to 9:00am. Individual spots are not numbered or assigned.

How do I apply to be a Schoolhouse Market Vendor?

The adjudication and registration period for Schoolhouse Market Vending is March 01st to June 15th. If you have not received an invitation and link to our event registration page or you are making a new inquiry to be an Artisan Market Vendor in July 2018, please contact us starting in March 2018 via our contact page.

To set up stalls at our market, you have to register beforehand. There are 34 Vendors permitted due to space and crowd restrictions. You must register via our event registration webpage, pay the fees, and be on the list before the event for a spot at the Schoolhouse Market. On the day, stall set-up is permitted from 7:30am to 9:00am. Individual spots are not numbered or assigned.

How do I apply to be a Canada Day Gorge on Art Artist/Vendor?

To set up an Artist Stall in the Gorge on Art zone, you have to register beforehand. The Gorge on Art zone is a showcase of local artists who produce their own artistic works.

The adjudication and registration period for Gorge on Art is March 01st to May 31st each year. If you have not received an invitation or you are making a new inquiry to be a Gorge on Art Artist/Vendor in July 2019, please email Brenda at the District of Saanich from March to May.

Information about Car Show Participation

How do I participate in the Gorge Tillicum Canada Day Show and Shine (car show)?

This is not a judged event and there is no entrance fee — just plain old hanging around showing off your vehicle and enjoying the day. For information about participating in the car show, please fill out the form on our contact page.

The RULES:

1) Please enter the car show zone by driving down Gorge View Drive ONLY. An attendant will greet you at the bottom of Gorge View Drive. Entrance is permitted from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The road is NOT closed before 7:30am and residents are sleeping, so please do NOT show up before 7:30 a.m. As there are large crowds, a parade just after 9 a.m., and the road is closed, please understand that we must absolutely cut off any access and we regret that late arrivals cannot be admitted.

2) Cars must be parked on the south side of Gorge Road from Tillicum Road to Heath Drive. Please do not park in the bus bays, these are reserved Food Vendor zones. If you park on the north side/west-bound lane, a bus bay, or past Heath Drive we regret that you will be towed if we cannot find you and ask you to move.

3) Vehicles may not drive on Gorge Road between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. As there are large crowds and the road is closed, please understand that it is dangerous to drive a vehicle (to enter, move, or exit) during these times and cannot be permitted.

Information about Performing

How do I apply to be a performer?

If you would like to perform on the Main Stage, Family Stage, or Gorge on Art stage in 2019, please fill out the form in February or March of 2019 via our contact page.

We also have another stage at Busker's Corner intended for musicians interested in a casual performance, to play here for 2018, please contact Rob Wickson.

Event Map

We've plotted event locations, food vendors, and facilities in a Google map so you can use your smarphone or tablet as a guide.
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Download the event programme!

The programme includes a map (event locations, food vendors, facilities, etc.) and complete event schedule. You can also use our online interactive map on your smartphone or tablet.
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Download the event poster!

Share the Gorge Canada Day event with friends, colleagues, and neighbours.
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