Canada Day 2011 at Canada Place + Photo Contest!

Ok kids, listen up. It’s Canada’s Birthday and we’re throwing a huge party. No…I’m serious.

Canada Day Celebration

This July 1st come down and celebrate Canada Day at the Canada Place Convention Center. Each year the convention center hosts the biggest and baddest party with live entertainment, special guests and the city’s best fireworks display.

The party kicks off at 10:00 am till 7pm, with a massive fireworks show at 10:30pm.

Activities & entertainment throughout the day include: 30 bands on 5 different stages, a parade, activities for the kids, a Canadian Art Exhibit, a Citizenship Ceremony and a Canadian circus performance.

Visit the event page and afternoon event map for more information. You can also download the really cool (and Free) Canada Day at Canada Place Iphone App!

Canada Day Photo Contest

★ Win a 2 Night Getaway Package from the Pan Pacific and Spa Utopia!


Back for the 2nd year is the Canada Day Photo Contest!

Each Canada Day, countless photos are taken from locals and tourists who are out capturing the spirit of our beautiful Country. We invite you to grab your camera and submit your best photo for a chance to win a 2 night stay in a Deluxe Harbour View Room + a $100 Gift Card to the luxurious Spa Utopia in the Pan Pacific Vancouver.

The theme of the contest is Show your Canada Day Spirit!


You can show anything in your photo: yourself, your friends, your backyard, your outfit – it’s up to you! Just make sure it captures the spirit of Canada Day! Here’s a look at thetop entries from last year.


All you have to do is upload your photo on our Facebook Wall. (Don’t forget you’ll have to click the “Like” button on our page to upload to the wall!)

• To be eligible for entry, all photos must include a caption of the photo describing what is taking place, the location of the photo, and anything else you wish to include.

• Photos will be judged on creativity, visual appeal and the contest theme – Show Your Canada Day Spirit!

Please submit only one photo.

Winning photos and those that will receive honourable mentions will be showcased on the blog and our Flickr page.


The deadline for submissions is 5pm Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

*All contestants must be 19 years or older and must agree to allow the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel to use their images on their blog or other material related to the contest. The Pan Pacific will NOT be permitted to sell images to, or receive any remuneration from, any third parties without the express permission of the photographer. 2 night at the hotel is based on availability