Cycle to any of the 8 Celebration Stations on the festival route and you will be given a passport booklet to collect stamps. The more stamps you collect along your journey, the more chances you will have to win. Start exploring Saanich at the Celebration Station nearest to you!
Celebrate our vibrant artistic community as part of the Gorge Canada Day Picnic! This popular showcase of local artists returns along the scenic Gorge Waterway. Meet the artists and watch them work in a range of media, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography and sculpture. Discover locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts. Free musical entertainment plus food and refreshments available for purchase. Make a day of it!
From its start as a celebration of Saanich’s agricultural roots, the Strawberry Festival has blossomed into a grand event for all ages. Enjoy a wide variety of family activities, including information displays, face-painting, program demonstrations, arts and craft stations and bouncy castles. Bring a blanket and enjoy a day at the beach while a variety of performers entertain on the main stage. Of course, the afternoon wouldn’t be complete without the traditional serving of strawberries and ice cream from 1 to 3pm for only 50 cents!
Enjoy an afternoon at the picturesque Gyro Park, with a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, information displays, arts and craft stations and food and fun for the entire family. Watch world-class sand sculptors create giant works of art using just sand, water and a whole lot of creativity.