Port Moody’s Golden Spike Days is back and better than ever for its 36th run next weekend. The Golden Spike Days Festival will take place in Rocky Point Park from Saturday, June 30 to Monday, July 2, 2012. The event is open from 12:00-11:00pm on June 30 and July 1, and 12:00-6:00pm on July 2.
The Golden Spike Days Festival commemorates the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway line and its arrival at the Port Moody Station on July 4th, 1886. It was a hallmark event for Canada and our community, and the festival is a great way to re-live that history. The Golden Spike Days Festival is one of the oldest and longest running family events in British Columbia. The festival attracts upwards of 40,000 attendees, and features fabulous live entertainment, activites for all ages, displays, vendors, competitions, food, and of course, Can-Can Dancers. Plus it’s a great value, as admission is by donation, and it includes all of the events, including the evening concerts.
There’s a great entertainment line-up this year, which is available online, along with performer bios. Highlights of this year’s festival include Will Stroet, Doug and the Slugs, Sharmaine and Luvena, and The Washboard Union. You’ll also see annual favourites like the Tri Cities’ Got Talent competition, Tony Prophet, Spike Driving and the Can-Can Dancers. And once again Christophe Bioules, 1993 World Champion Expert Jumper, and his cast of pro riders will thrill the crowd with their dare-devil and high-flying stunts of extreme courage in the parking lot. And if you’d like to get away from the crowds, you can take an ecological boat tour on the Inlet.
Free parking during the event is available at Port Moody Rec Centre, Inlet Park, the West Coast Express station and Kyle Centre. Or, of course, you could walk, cycle or take transit. We’ll see you there!