Canada Day Fireworks and Other Events


Canada Day is always July 1 and we can tell you where to catch the best things happening up north in beautiful Ontario.

There will be no shortage of fireworks displays, festivals, parades and parties to celebrate Canada’s birthday and the start of summer.

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

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Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe


Canada Day Celebrations at Blue
Blue Mountain Village
A Celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, live music all weekend, headlining band The CARPET FROGS, guided hiking, family activities, SUBARU Movies Under The Stars and FIREWORKS!

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Canada Day Celebrations
Horseshoe Resort,Barrie
Celebrate Canada Day at Horseshoe! Climb, slide and race through Slopeside Activities, splash your way through Lake Activities, play a round of golf, enjoy interactive family entertainment, live music, fireworks and more!

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Canada Day Festival
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.

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Canada Day Cruises
  Midland Tours, Midland
Cruise aboard the Miss Midland to Penetang Bay to watch the spectacular Canada Day fireworks show.  Buy one ticket get the second at half price.  Cruise departs at 8:15 p.m.

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Summer Fun
Rounds Ranch, Elmvale 
Experience our petting zoo, giant jumping pillows, zip lines, pedal cart racetrack, cornfield maze, and the Ranchland Playground with our jumbo slides! Adults can test their skills at target practice, shooting corn through a high-powered corn canon, or take a scenic ride around the 125-acre farm to view the crops and horses in the fields.  Flashlight maze nights are great fun for teens and adults, and the Mist Maze provides a great cool down on hot summer days!

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Orillia Canada Day Celebrations
July 1
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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Downtown Midland
Shop, Eat and enjoy a stroll of one of the largest collections of outdoor murals.

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King’s Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene
The inspirational and incredible true story of Ontario’s Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team comes to life on stage in this new Canadian play that proves a woman’s place is on home ice.

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Treetop Trekking
Beat the summer rush, and find out why the spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Treetop Trekking!

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Burton Cummings & Band
Casino Rama Resort, Orillia 
June 28 & 29, 2019
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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Canada Rocks with the Rolling Stones
Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte
June 29, 2019
The Rolling Stones will bring their hugely successful ‘No Filter’ tour to Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte this Canada Day weekend on Saturday June 29th for ‘Canada Rocks with The Rolling Stones.’  Burl’s Creek will be the final stop on the North American leg of the ‘No Filter’ tour and the only Canadian show for The Stones.

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Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley


Yours Outdoors
Yours Outdoors experience packages offer a rich variety of experiential, informative, active, and entertaining activities led by professional guides and involving local experts, naturalists, artisans, and personalities.

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Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve
Visit the wolf centre, take a hike or ride on the trails or take a tree top canopy tour.

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Abbey Gardens
If you want to learn about local food, gardening, energy, sustainable construction techniques, heritage agricultural animals, land restoration or cooking techniques, this is the place to visit! Our site features local food shopping opportunities through our Food Hub, interpretive trails, heritage breed displays, programming and event spaces, picnic areas and kiosks.

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York, Durham and Headwaters


Adamo Estate Winery
Tastings offered daily. No reservations required. Public tours are available: Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm and 3pm

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Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Muskoka and Parry Sound


Fireworks Cruise
Sunset Cruises, Port Carling

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Super Canada Day
Santa’s Village, Bracebridge
This Sunday, July 1, come visit us for Superhero training – create your Superhero identity and take the Superhero Oath to become the hero you’ve always dreamed of being! And, after you’re a certified Superhero, get ready to meet and greet the legendary heroes Spiderman (from 11 am to 1 pm) and Iron Man (2 pm – 4 pm)!

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Algonquin Highlands Trails
Algonquin Highlands
Where Adventure Awaits! Explore 38kms of hiking trails, hundreds of kms of ATV trails. Backcountry camping, canoeing and kayaking (canoe rentals available). Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish. Visit the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower & Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute.

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Bog to Bottle Discovery
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, Bala
Our Bog to Bottle Discovery runs every day at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. This guided tour of the cranberry marsh is followed by a tutored tasting of award-winning wine. It’s a Muskoka ‘Must-do’ and a Canadian Signature Experience! Taste wine, use our trails, or just shop our store anytime.

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Sawdust Brewery, Gravenhurst
Canada’s Funkiest Birthday Celebration!  Muskoka’s Sour Beer & Funky Music Festival. Liven your tastebuds with barrel-aged Berliners, funky-fresh fruit brews and pucker power concoctions from Canadian craft breweries! Live music, fresh food, and festivities hosted in a blow-out parking lot party under the big Muskoka sky!

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Waterfront BBQ Party
Taboo Muskoka Resort & Golf, Gravenhurst
Celebrate Canada Day with six buffet stations, homemade desserts and more!

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Sam Roberts Band
The Kee, Bala
You’d think a celebrated veteran band like The Trews — with countless radio hits, ecstatic fans from Dublin to Des Moines plus multiple EPs, a pair of live albums and a retrospective — would regard studio album number six as a cinch. 

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Northern Ontario


Georgian Bay  Cruise
Island Queen, Parry Sound
Join us aboard the 550-passenger Island Queen or our new 40-passenger Islander as we explore these fascinating islands which make up the UNESCO-designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.  The Island Queen departs daily for two and three-hour sightseeing cruises

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Canada Day Fireworks Cruise
Island Queen, Parry Sound
July 1
Come celebrate Canada Day on the Island Queen. The cruise departs at 7:00 pm and returns by 10:00 pm in time for the fireworks. Tickets can be purchased online through our website, over the telephone or in-person at our office in Parry Sound.

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Canada Day Weekend Celebrations
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
June 28 – July 1, 2019
Celebrate the nation’s birthday on the landmark Canadian setting of Deerhurst Resort. Also the first weekend for stays in Lakeside Lodge, Muskoka’s newest waterfront escape! Include Friday night in your weekend stay at a 40% discount.

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Canada Day Weekend
Bayview Wildwood Resort, Severn Bridge
July 28-30, 2019
Happy Canada Day!! We would love to have you come celebrate with us! All-inclusive packages include lakeside accommodation, meals, scheduled kids & adult programming, nightly entertainment and use of resort amenities.  Rates starting at $400 pp, 2 children free.

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Canada Day Weekend
Severn Lodge, Port Severn 
June 27 – July 1. 2019
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 Long Weekend

Hockley Valley Resort, Mono
June 28 – July 1. 2019

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Celebrate Canada Day at Horseshoe!
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
June 28th – July 1st, 2019
Bonus Offer: Add Monday July 1st to your stay and receive 40% off that night! Celebrate Canada Day at Horseshoe! Climb, slide and race through Slopeside Activities, splash your way through Lake Activities, play a round of golf, enjoy interactive family entertainment, live music, fireworks and more!
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Canada Day Stay 3 Nights Get Monday 50% Off
Briars Resort, Jackson’s Point
June 28th – July 1st, 2019
Enjoy the long weekend amongst our hundred-year-old manor house and lakefront resort. We’ve planned your stay from top to bottom and have included some exceptional Canada-inspired programming. 
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Algonquin Highlands

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!


Bruce County

Canada Day at Bluewater Park in Wiarton
Come and join us in beautiful Bluewater Park for a day of fun activities for young and old.  Optimist pancake breakfast 8 – 11; Optimst Fish Fry 4:30 – 6; Sweet Things by DeJong BBQ 11 – 7; Ned’s French Fries 11 – 11; Kids Zone – Face painting by Henna Hippy, Chuckles the Clown, bouncies, Games, Races at 1:00, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue; X Infused Wipeout Obstacle Course; Music from 11 – 1 a.m.; Nationals horseshoe tournament; Hurricane broomball baseball tournament; GBPMFL fastball; Red Hat Ladies Free ice cream and cake; FIREWORKS AT DUSK!


Canada Day Celebrations
Canada Day Parade – 11am (start at Magnum Fitness, travels south on Queen Street, west on Harbour Street to Flag Pole). Ceremonies at Flag Pole following parade. Family Activities in Macpherson Park following ceremonies until 3pm. Fireworks display at dusk at harbour front.


Canada Day Art Extravaganza
Sidewalk Art Extravaganza from 10am-2pm in front of the Old Town Hall building, with fun arts and crafts for kids of all ages. Show your artistic side and create some colourful fireworks on the sidewalk. Hosted by the Southampton Art School.

Grey County

Collingwood Festival for Canada
Enjoy a full lineup of activities for the entire family including strolling entertainment, live music, and on-the-water events. In the heart of historic Downtown Collingwood you will find unique shops, restaurants, including more than 25 outdoor patios to enjoy a quick coffee, leisurely lunch or a gourmet dinner.


Canada Day Celebrations in Owen Sound
Owen Sound
Owen Sound celebrates Canada Day with tons of family entertainment, beginning at 4:00 PM, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the bay.


Haliburton Highlands

Canada Day celebrations and activities in the Haliburton Highlands.


Salerno Lake Annual Canada Day Fireworks
Our very own Maestros of the Pyrotechnics, The Bartley family will be presenting the Annual Canada Day Fireworks Celebration sponsored by the SDLCA, at dusk 


Canada Day Celebrations
Highlands East
Celebrate Canada Day by exploring the communities of Highlands East.  Enjoy music, food, games, historical displays and so much more. Get your passport stamped at each location to receive a ballot for $100 in gift certificates to be drawn before the fireworks in Gooderham.


Dorset Fireworks & Heritage Day
A fun event for all ages to enjoy history hands on, demonstrations, music, and BBQ.  Take a stroll through our Unique Marketplace of local area artists for that special gift.  Enjoy a tour of the museum’s large photo collection, and the history of our stores, schools, logging and family life. Fireworks for the community. Please give generously to support the Dorset Community Projects Group and local businesses to help pay for next year’s event.


Oxtongue Lake Community Centre Canada Day Celebration
Games, birthday cake, displays, BBQ, face painting, music & more – fun for all!


Canada Day Celebrations
Minden Hills
Attractions for everyone to enjoy like the classic car show, kids fishing derby, live music and performances, demonstrations. Don’t forget the fireworks at the Minden Fairgrounds. Entry is by donation.




Peterborough Music Fest
The Jerry Cans (Inuit Folk)


Canada Day Parade
Live music, pancake breakfast, face painting, children’s activities and more.


OSM Township Canada Day Celebration
Every July 1, the Township hosts the Keene Canada Day parade and celebration.

Lake Simcoe & Barrie

Canada Day Celebration
Horseshoe Resort
Join us on Canada Day for incredible family entertainment, fireworks and more!


Promenade Days & Canada Day Festivities
Celebrate Canada Day in downtown Barrie!  Every Canada Day, Barrie features live entertainment and family activities in partnership with Promenade Days, Downtown Barrie’s street festival!


Canada Day in Bradford
In celebrating Canada’s 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!



Tay Canada Day Celebrations
June 21-22 | Victoria Harbour
Come out and join various community organizations and countless volunteers for the Annual Canada Day Celebration. Proceeds to Radio for Cardiology and St Vincent de Paul Food bank. Bring your family and friends for a memorable fun-filled weekend.


Midland Canada Day Festival
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.


S.S. Keewatin
Port McNicoll | Open Daily
Take a step back in time by touring the S.S. Keewatin, a 110 year old Edwardian-era passenger steamship.


Bracebridge Fireworks Spectacular
What better way to launch an incredible summer than with some Canada Day Celebrations. Come to Bracebridge’s Downtown to enjoy festivities for all ages. Join the BIA along Manitoba Street to celebrate everything that is Canadian.  Enjoy the big backyard barbecue, live music and fun inflatables.  Stay for the Rotary Club of Bracebridge fireworks spectacular at dusk – easily the best fireworks show north of Highway 7!


Muskoka Lakes Museum Canada Day Celebration
This Canada Day — Monday, July 1st — come in to see our NEW ‘Winter in Muskoka’ interactive display and exhibit. We’ll also have refreshments available at the museum, and FREE birthday cake.


Canada Day Celebrations in Gravenhurst
Join us for a fun filled, family day. Hot Dogs, Cake, Games and More!!! Put on your Red and White and join in this free family celebration!


Canada Day in Huntsville
Huntsville’s Canada Day community celebration will take place in the pioneer village at Muskoka Heritage Place, 88 Brunel Road, For this day only, the gates to Muskoka Heritage Place, Village and Museum entrance, will open at 9 am. Admission is free to the Canada Day celebrations, until 11 am. At 10 am on the Village Green at Muskoka Heritage Place, dignitaries, guests and residents will be welcomed by ‘Captain George Hunt’. Following a Land Acknowledgement statement, greetings will be shared from Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison, Parry-Sound Muskoka Member of Parliament, the honourable Tony Clement, and Parry-Sound Muskoka Member of Provincial Parliament, Norm Miller.



Canada’s Day Family Celebration
Canada Day Family Celebrations with hands on Arts Activities for the whole family.




Walker’s Point Marina Canada Day Fireworks
FIREWORKS this year will be even bigger and better! Some say the BEST IN MUSKOKA! Come on down by land or by boat and watch them with us on.


Canada Day Fireworks
Wallace Bay, Minett
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka invites you to celebrate Canada Day with an extravagant fireworks display on Wallace Bay in collaboration with Muskoka Chautauqua, Township of Muskoka Lakes, Clevelands House and SWS Wallace Bay Marina. The event is also supported by the Volunteer Fire Department of Township of Muskoka Lakes.

Northern Ontario

Voyageur RibFest
North Bay
This year, Ribfest will be on Canada’s 150 birthday weekend so we’re going ALL OUT Canadiana – everything we love about Canada will be celebrated!


Canada Day at the North Bay Waterfront
Visit our North Bay waterfront for fireworks, musical performances, kid zone and much more!


Canada Day Celebration
Sault Ste Marie
Come celebrate Canada’s 151th Birthday at Roberta Bondar Park and Pavilion.


Canada Day on the Waterfront
Thunder Bay
CELEBRATE CANADA DAY 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.


Ontario’s Lake Country

Canada Day celebrations and activities in Ontario’s Lake Country.


Orillia Canada Day Celebrations
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.


Washago’s Canada Day Celebration & Parade
A days full of events including pancake breakfast, model trains, face painting, parade and more.


Ontario’s Highlands

Canada Day in Bancroft
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.


Ottawa Valley 

Canada’s Day Celebration
Join the Township of Admaston/Bromley for the 151st Canada Day celebrations! Come enjoy live musical entertainment as well as a variety of fun family events! 


Canada Day in Pembroke
A wide variety of family activities are offered along with musical entertainment at the Waterfront before a spectacular fireworks display at Riverside Park, followed by an outdoor movie on a three-story screen.