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Vancouver Santa Claus Parade

We are thrilled to be one of the chosen charities for this year’s Vancouver Santa Claus Parade, taking place Sunday December 3rd.

The parade is the largest Christmas parade celebrated in Western Canada. In the spirit of giving, the free, family-fun event is also one of the largest food and fundraising events for the CKNW Orphans’ Fund as well as the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. It’s the perfect kick off to the holiday season!

On Parade day, we encourage spectators to bring down a monetary donation. If just 200 people donate $10 each, we could send a child with special needs to speech therapy, tutoring, or even ensure they have custom hearing aids.


  • Bring your monetary donation on Parade Day – cash only please!
  • For every donation over $5.00 you will receive a very special Christmas bracelet
  • Orphans’ Fund volunteers in white hats and volunteer buttons will be collecting along the parade route
  • Alternatively, you can drop off monetary donations at our tent located in the Christmas Square, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.


At 12:00pm, the parade will begin at West Georgia Street and Broughton, travel east along West Georgia, turn south on Howe and finish at Howe and Davie.

THE PARADE at 12:00pm

This year’s Vancouver Santa Claus Parade will feature marching bands, dance troupes, festive floats and community groups, which entertain over 300,000 spectators.Each year, about 60 community and corporate entries and floats, 2,700 participants, and more than 300 volunteers converge on the streets of downtown Vancouver to produce this unforgettable event!

A very special part of the TELUS presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is celebrating the “Spirit of Giving” and will be collecting donations on behalf of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can purchase $3 worth of food! We will also be there accepting cash donations for the CKNW Orphans’ Fund.

Breakfast with Santa at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (9:00am -10:30am)

Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet and exclusive meet & greet with Santa before the TELUS presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade! Filled with wonder and excitement, children will have an opportunity to sit with Santa and confide their Christmas wish list before he presides over the festive parade at noon. The buffet will include a chef attended pancake station.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am
$35 per adult, $15 per child

Full pre-payment at time of booking, inclusive of taxes & gratuity Reservations 604-647-0517

Christmas Square:

Parade spectators are encouraged to arrive early for pre-parade fun. The free festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with two hours of family entertainment at the Christmas Square the North side of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Christmas Square includes a Food Bank drop off, face painting, Letters to Santa station, and an entertainment stage featuring Live music by LeftCoast. (10:00AM – 12:00PM)

TELUS Photos with Santa at TELUS Garden (2:00pm -4:00pm)

Join us for Free photos with Santa after the parade!

TELUS Garden
510 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3