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Vancouver Canada Day Parade cancelled

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A big part of Vancouver’s Canada Day Celebrations is not going to happen this year–the Canada Day Parade has been cancelled.

That’s according to a note posted on the Canada Place website.

“Please note that after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to no longer host the Canada Day parade. As overall costs continue to increase for such a large event, we are focusing our resources on the core elements of Canada Day at Canada Place to ensure we can continue to produce the best possible event for all attendees,” the note reads.

The big, free party that happens at Canada Place on July 1st is still going ahead.

The Port of Vancouver has operated the party for the past 31 years. The parade portion started in 2009.