Canada Day Celebrations

Canada 150 Birthday Logo - colourCanada Day is Saturday July 1, 2017. The whole weekend is filled with Canada Day celebrations! Fireworks, parades and parties to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the start of summer!

It’s a really big year. Canada is 150 and there are all kinds of big parties lined up. 

Use the list and links below to help plan your perfect Canada day trip or getaway rich in history, nature or art. 

Happy Birthday Canada!



        Icon of a red maple leaf  Featured Canada Day Events

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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, 2017
Canada turns 150 to live music, Canadian flag cake, guided hiking, family activities and FIREWORKS! Stay tuned for full event details.

Midland Canada Day Festival
July 1, 2017
It’s Canada’s 150th birthday!  Come celebrate in Little Lake Park with tons of attractions, music, and fun FREE activities for the whole family.  Please note fireworks for this year will be held in Rotary Park, Penetanguishene.

Orillia Canada Day Celebrations
July 1, 2017
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.

Ottawa Valley Canada Day Celebrations
July 1, 2017
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. 

Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Midland
July 1, 2017
Events & Activites TBA

Canada Day at Discovery Harbour
July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun children’s activities and giveaways.

Buffy Sainte Marie
Midland Cultural Centre
June 29, 2017
Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Native Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, social activist and philanthropist. Buffy Sainte-Marie specializes in love songs and music with a political and social-activist focus.

Burton Cummings & Band
Casino Rama
June 30 & July 1, 2017
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”.

Hockley Valley Resort, Mono
July 1, 2017

Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
July 1, 2017

Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
July 1, 2017

Canada Day Parades & Festivals in Muskoka
Celebrate Canada Day in Bracebridge, Honey Harbour, Gravenhurst, Port Sydney, Oxtongue Lake, Minett, Dorset, Walkser’s Point.

Canada Day in Mattawa
Fireworks and celebrations TBA.

Canada Day at Horseshoe Resort
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
Fireworks and celebrations TBA.

Road trip car iconFeatured Canada Day Weekend Getaways

Canada Day Getaways in Muskoka
Make it a July long weekend to remember this year in Muskoka. Our resorts offer fun long weekend packages, and all of our local communities get into the patriotic spirit with fireworks, family programming, fun and festivities

Celebrate Canada Day 150 at Deerhurst
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
Canada Day Packages
Canada 150 Family Festival
There is no better place to celebrate Canada Day than in Muskoka. 

Hockley Canada Day Long Weekend
Hockely Resort, Mono
June 30 – July 3, 2017
Kick off Summer at Hockley. Join Hockley for a special celebratory long weekend for Canada’s 150th.

Severn Lodge Canada Day Weekend
June 30 – July 3, 2017
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.

Canada Day at The Briars
June 30 – July 3, 2017
Mid-week Getaway Special – From July 3 to 21, 2017, indulge in a mid-week two-night stay at The Briars at a discounted rate.


Fireworks iconJuly 1 Celebrations & Fireworks

A list of communities, towns, villages and cities hosting special Canada Day Events.

Canada Day Celebrations
Algonquin East
On July 1 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!

Canada Day in Bancroft

July 1 – Fireworks to take place at Dusk. Located at the York River Millennium Park. Contact the Town of Bancroft for further information at 613-332-3331. 

Promenade Days & Canada Day Festivities
Kick-off Canada150 with the Snowbirds. The City of Barrie is excited to welcome the Canadian Forces Snowbirds to kick-off Canada150 celebrations here in Barrie! On the evening of Wednesday, June 28th, they will perform their thrilling aerobatic show over Kempenfelt Bay – a rare and exciting spectacle.

Bracebridge Fireworks Spectacular

2017 TBA

Canada Day in Bradford

In celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Town of BWG will be hosting a special Canada Day Parade through Bradford. Float applications will be welcome from local Community Groups and Businesses to help celebrate the history and culture of Canada.The festivities will continue in the evening at the Bradford & District Community Centre with lots of family friendly entertainment and activities outside. Live music, strolling entertainment, inflatable games, obstacle course and much more!

Collingwood Festival for Canada & Collingwood Idol Competition

Celebrate our country and community at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, June 30th – July 2nd. This glowing family festival in the historic, harbourfront community of Collingwood is a traditional tribute to our glorious country. From June 30th to July 2nd, there are dozens of free family activities taking place throughout downtown Collingwood and the harbour area.

Canada Day in Gravenhurst

Join us for a fun filled day for the family. Hot Dogs, Cake, Games, Vendors and so much more!

Canada Day in Huntsville

July 1, 2017 Celebration Itinerary – Mark Your Calendar. The Decades Parade is a Canada 150 addition to Huntsville’s traditional Canada Day celebration.

Canada Day Celebrations
Minden Hills
This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday, which makes it more of a reason to show your national pride by coming out to Minden Hills’ annual Canada Day Celebration held on July 1st.. There are attractions for everyone to enjoy, including a new 1.5km family run!
Don’t forget the fireworks! At dusk, the Minden Hills Fire Department put on a spectacular fireworks show at the Minden Fairgrounds. Entry is by donation. All events and attractions occur from Main Street up to the Cultural Centre and are FREE, unless otherwise specified.

Canada Day
North Bay
2017 TBA

Canada Day Celebrations in Owen Sound
Owen Sound

June 30 – July 2. Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Kelso Beach, on the west shore of Owen Sound Bay. Enjoy an action-packed day of family activities and entertainment. Featuring fireworks on Canada Day (July 1st). A special extended celebration is planned for Canada’s 150th anniversary. Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Saturday 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Donations encouraged. View the Festival Canadiana website for more details.

Canada Day Celebration
Sault Ste Marie
Come celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at Roberta Bondar Park and Pavilion. Enjoy family entertainment and children’s activities, from carnival games to balloon animals, face painting to clay crafts. Join us at the Tent Pavilion to enjoy a variety of free entertainment. Also available are a variety of food vendors in addition to the park concession and ice cream shop. Opening Ceremonies begin at 1 pm followed by an afternoon of various entertainment. Following the evenings band performance is the Fireworks Presentation at dusk!

Canada Day on the Waterfront
Thunder Bay

CELEBRATE CANADA 150 ON THE WATERFRONT ON SATURDAY, JULY 1! Canada Day on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay’s biggest annual one-day event. Programming runs from 5 – 11 pm, culminating in the area’s biggest fireworks display. Event details will be posted here in early June.

Canada Day Celebrations

2017 TBA

Canada Day at Bluewater Park in Wiarton

2017 TBA