Canada Day Celebrations

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Canada Day is Friday July 1, 2016. The whole weekend is filled with Canada Day celebrations! Fireworks, parades and parties to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the start of summer!

 

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Some of the most memorable Canada Day celebrations involve a trip to Ontario beaches where the cool fresh waters at will be waiting.  Canada Day traditions celebrate icons such as the canoebutter tarts (invented in Barrie Ontario), poutine and red and white flag face painting. Canada Day as we know it has only been celebrated since 1982, when it replaced Dominion Day, which was established by statute in 1879.  The first July 1 holiday to celebrate the “formation of the union of the British North America provinces” took place in 1868 one year after confederation. 

 

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Canada Day Celebrations at Blue
Blue Mountain Village
July 1-3, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s birthday in the Village. We’ll gather together to sing Oh Canada! unveil the official Village Oh Canada cake (it’s a big one!) and marvel at the July 1st Fireworks over the Mountain. Live music on stage plus 50 shops & eateries open 10am-9pm.
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Midland Canada Day Festival
July 1, 2016
Activities will take place at Little Lake Park from 11am to 5pm. Fireworks will take place at dusk in Little Lake Park.
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Orillia Canada Day Celebrations
July 1, 2016
The Orillia Canada Day Celebrations is a fun filled day!  Enjoy the parade, midway, children’s village, craft vendors, food vendors, entertainment and fireworks at dusk.
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Ottawa Valley Canada Day Celebrations
July 1, 2016
Renfrew Canada Day Celebrations – Their will be a day filled with activities and vendors, so bring a friend and have some fun! 
July 1st Celebrations in the Township of Madawaska Valley, topping off with a spectacular fireworks display over the waters of Kamaniskeg Lake. 
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SUPnorth Magical Mermaid Camp
Haliburton Highlands
July 4-8, 2016
Embark on a magical week long journey in the land of mermaids. Mermaid swims, stand up paddle boarding, jewellery making with real pearls and meramid tear gemstones, crafts, games, treasure hunts, gain swimming skills and learn about water ecology.
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Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival
Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Midland
July 1-2, 2016
Experience the traditions and skills of Canada’s national summer sport!
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Canada Day at Discovery Harbour
Penetanguishene
July 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun children’s activities and giveaways.
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The Neil Young’uns
Midland Cultural Centre
July 2, 2016
A small but mighty collective of five friends, brought together by the animation/ film and art business, all artists and musicians in their own right, who share a love of roots, rock and jazz music and a great respect for the songwriting and vast musical catalogue of Cannuck rock icon Neil Young.
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Burton Cummings
Casino Rama
July 1 & 2, 2016
Celebrate Canada Day weekend with this legendary Canadian rocker best known for hits: “Break it to Them Gently”, “Fine State of Affairs” & “My Own Way to Rock”.
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Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Show
Hockley Valley Resort, Mono
June 30, 2016
Kick off your Canada Day Long Weekend with some laughs
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Chilliwack Concert
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
July 2, 2016
Pump up the volume on your Canada Day weekend with Chilliwack, Canada’s legendary rock band who hit it big in the ’70s and ’80s with hits including “Lonesome Mary”, “Fly At Night”, & “California Girl
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Summer Festival & A-MAZE-ing Race
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
July 1, 2016
Watch as our sheep get a fresh summer haircut! We’ve invited a professional sheep shearer to perform a 2 hour sheep sheering show. Celebrate strawberry season by enjoying fresh strawberry desserts at our cookhouse, exclusive to the grand opening! And see how much you can eat in a pie eating contest.  Don’t forget to register for the A-MAZE-ing race.
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Canada Day Parades & Festivals in Muskoka
Celebrate Canada Day in Bracebridge, Honey Harbour, Gravenhurst, Port Sydney, Oxtongue Lake, Minett, Dorset, Walkser’s Point.
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Canada Day in Mattawa
Enjoy a Canada Day celebration on Friday, July 1st starting at 3pm at Explorer’s Point in Mattawa. Magic of Christophe at 4pm, Lady Bug Stables will be offering FREE pony rides, Giant slip-and-slide to keep you cool, Henna tattoos for $5, Lawn Games, Music all day long, Prize for the best dressed Canadian, Photo booth, Arts & Crafts, Live stage performances at 7pm and Fireworks!
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Free Canada Day Show at Horseshoe Resort
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
On July 1st, celebrate Canada Day at the new Molson Coors stage at Horseshoe Resort with a day of FREE multi-generational music performances, adventure activities, and a breath-taking fireworks display,along with supporting the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities with raffle and silent auction items available throughout the day, all proceeds will be going directly towards Jumpstart. 
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Celebrate Canada Day at Deerhurst
Deerhurst Resort, Huntstville
July 1-3, 2016
There is no better place to celebrate Canada Day than in Muskoka. Cool lakes, sandy beaches, and tons of activities for everyone.
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Hockley Canada Day Long Weekend
Hockely Resort, Mono
June 30 – July 3, 2016
Kick off Summer at Hockley. Choose from three packages: Thursday night including Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Show; Friday, Saturday & Sunday in their signature restaurant cabin or Sunday only for their bed and breakfast rate.
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Severn Lodge Canada Day Weekend
June 30 – July 3, 2016
Choose from 2-3 day packages that include accommodation in a lake view room or suite (some have fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi tubs), a fresh country breakfast on your day of departure, dinner on your day of arrival and 3 meals daily on all interim days.
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Canada Day at The Briars
June 30 – July 3, 2016
Getaway includes overnight accommodations, use of resort facilities including games room, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, 2 outdoor pools, waterfront with kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and paddle boards, tennis, bicycles, volleyball, badminton, basketball, lawn games, hiking trails and so much more, a full activities program and delicious gourmet meals, with packages to suit your needs. 
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July Long Weekend Getaway
SunDog Retreat, Parry Sound
July 1-3, 2016 | $3000 + hst.
July 1-8, 2016 | $5500 + hst
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A list of communities, towns, villages and cities hosting special Canada Day Events.

Canada Day Celebrations
Algonquin East
On June 27 in Barry’s Bay. On July 1 in Killaloe & Eganville. Parades, Live Entertainment, Yard & Bake Sales, Soap Box Derby
Fishing Derby, Kids Games…and of course Fireworks!
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Canada Day in Bancroft
Bancroft
Celebrations include: live music, vendors, exhibitors, food, children’s events, Bancroft Cruisers etc. followed by fireworks at dusk!
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Promenade Days & Canada Day Festivities
Barrie
Celebrate Canada Day in downtown Barrie!  Enjoy live entertainment and family activities in partnership with Promenade Days, Downtown Barrie’s street festival. Bring the family down to Heritage Park for some Canada Day fun, including inflatables, face painting, vendors, and more.
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Bracebridge Fireworks Spectacular
Bracebridge
Canada Day celebrations with KABOOM at scenic Bracebridge. Enter to win or just watch the Rotary Duck Derby and Cardboard Boat Race.  Watch Watercross events 
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Canada Day in Bradford
Bradford
The festivities commence at 5:00pm, at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre, and includes entertainment, music, food, the official ceremonies, the presentation of the annual Civic Awards and closing with an amazing show of fireworks at 10pm. Wear your red and white, join your neighbours and meet new friends as the whole community celebrates the nation’s birthday. 
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Cobourg Canada Day Celebration & Waterfront Festival
Cobourg
It’s the place to be on Canada Day weekend. Join us for three fabulous days of fun on Cobourg’s beautiful waterfront. As one of Canada’s largest open-air craft shows, the festival presents hundreds of unique and talented artists and crafters surrounded by outdoor fun and entertainment on acres of Ontario Lakefront.
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Collingwood Festival for Canada & Collingwood Idol Competition
Collingwood
Celebrate Canada Day with friends and neighbours in Downtown Collingwood.  Take in a special edition of Local Live Lunch, traditional Canadian flag birthday cake, citizenship reaffirmation ceremony, strolling entertainers, and the Collingwood Idol Finals. It all wraps up at dark with spectacular fireworks display over the harbour.
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Canada Day in Gravenhurst
Gravenhurst
Join us for a fun filled day for the family. Hot Dogs, Cake, Games, Vendors and so much more!
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Canada Day in Huntsville
Huntsville
Lots of activities all day long, followed by fireworks at night!
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Canada Day Celebrations
Minden Hills
Show your national pride by coming out to Minden Hills’ annual Canada Day Celebration held every July 1st. There are attractions for everyone to enjoy like the Haliburton Highlands.River raft race, car show, vendors, dance performances, mad science or other company demo, Fireworks, band.
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Canada Day
North Bay
Celebrate Canada’s birthday in style at North Bay’s Waterfront Park with a multicultural showcase, giant cake, kid zone, museum exhibit, road race, sailboat regatta, live musical entertainment, firework show and much more.
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Canada Day in the Capital
Ottawa-Gatineau
Canada’s Capital Celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill with Canada’s Prime Minister. A great lifetime experience…not to be missed. The festivities take place on Parliament Hill, in downtown parks and on the streets. Witness the ceremonies, take in the musical talent from across the country, see the fireworks — and more!
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Canada Day Celebrations in Owen Sound
Owen Sound
Owen Sound celebrates Canada Day with tons of family entertainment, games and attractions throughout the day, followed by an outstanding evening music program and a spectacular fireworks display over the bay.
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Canada Day at Conlon Farm in Perth
Perth
Celebrate Canada Day at Conlon Farm! Kids’ games, BBQ open at 5pm, music from the main stage at 6:30pm. free Canada Day Cake and spectacular fireworks to finish the evening, at 10pm.
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Canada Day Celebration
Sault Ste Marie
Come celebrate Canada’s Birthday at Roberta Bondar Park & Pavilion.  Enjoy family entertainment and children’s activities. Fireworks at dusk. 
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Canada Day on the Waterfront
Thunder Bay
Celebrate Canada Day at Marina Park in Thunder Bay.
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Canada Day Celebrations
Waubaushene
Waubaushene Royal Canadian Legion is hosting Canada Day celebrations in the courtyard of the branch from 2:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Music by Cliff Legault and 3/4 Country. Food available. The event is open to the public. Bring a lawn chair.
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Canada Day at Bluewater Park in Wiarton
Wiarton
Pancake Breakfast, Vendors in the Park, Wiarton Farmers Market, Children’s Activities (Bouncy Castle, Pony Rides, Clown, Face painting, Touch a Truck, Games & Races), Entertainers, Spirit Rock Kayak Paddling and OEC touch and feel table of local wildlife, Classic Car Show, Live Music, Horseshoe Tournament, Co-ed Baseball Tournament, BBQ & Fish Fry and Fireworks.
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