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!



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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.


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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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