• Time & Location

    We're back! We are happy to announce the return of the Gorge Canada Day Picnic on July 1, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., along the beautiful Gorge Waterway. The length of Gorge Road West from Tillicum Rd to Admirals Rd hosts the event and will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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  • Features & Events

    Fun for the whole family, including the Canada Day Family Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Canada Day Show and Shine car show, Gorge on Art, multicultural food, voyageur canoe rides on the Gorge, the Canada Day Market, Community Engagement displays, Craigflower School House open house, Strawberry Tea, street hockey, and kids' inflatables and activities.

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  • Featured Performers

    Great entertainment throughout the day on FOUR stages! The Main Stage performers in 2019 included The Cliffes, Qristina Bachand, and Daniel Cook & the Radiators. You can catch an intimate performance at the Gorge on Art stage, local musicians busking their stuff at Busker's Corner, and fun and interactive entertainment at the Family Theatre.

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Gorge Canada Day Picnic

Join us for food, music, markets, and fun on Canada Day!

Beginning in 1999, the Gorge Tillicum Community Association has hosted the Gorge Canada Day Picnic along the beautiful Gorge Waterway Park in south Saanich. The event has now grown into one of the premier Canada Day celebrations in the Greater Victoria region, drawing thousands of people to this popular and traffic-free family event.

Gorge Canada Day Event Map

We've plotted event locations, food vendors, and amenities in a Google map so you can plan your day or use your smartphone 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. A print-ready version of the poster is also available if you'd like to help promote the event.

  Download 2019 Programme!   Download 2022 Poster!

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Latest News

  • The Gorge Canada Day Picnic returns after a two year hiatus! We look forward to hosting you in our community for a family friendly event on Friday July 1, 2022.

  • The Gorge Canada Day Picnic will potentially be held this year. The Gorge Tillicum Community Assocation is hoping to hold the event, but due to uncertainty at this time, decisions will be delayed until February or March.
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