Wondering what to do this July 1? We’ve found where you can kick back and watch the Canada Day fireworks in Canada’s major cities.
TORONTO: Redpath Waterfront Festival
What: Toronto’s annual all ages festival will fulfill all of your deeply rooted Canadian urges. The day is packed full of fun events on land and water. With great food, musical performances, shopping, and live entertainment, this is a day not worth missing. And, of course, there will be Canada Day fireworks.
When: July 1st – July 3rd
Where: Toronto’s waterfront, from Spadina to Lower Sherbourne
VANCOUVER: Canada Day at Granville Island
What: From start to finish, Vancouver has something for every age at their Canada Day event. The day starts off with a Canada Day parade, leading into a ceremony with cake, tasty food trucks, restaurants, performances, a large variety fair, and much more. If that’s not enough, you can head to the Kids’ Market to check out the free water park and children’s entertainment.
When: 8 a.m. to midnight, July 1st
Where: Granville Island
What: The priority of this event is to keep the conversation going in Calgary’s oldest community. This Canada Day event is built on small businesses and members of the tightly-knit community coming together as one. You can catch vendors, food trucks, music, live entertainment, and kids activities all weekend long.
When: June 29th – July 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: East Village District
MONTREAL: Canada Day in Montreal
What: This Canada Day commemoration is all about unity – of people, places, and memories. The event is rain or shine and offers free admission. With a 21-gun salute, games, dancing, a photo booth, Canada Day fireworks, and performances by Philippe Beaudin, this is where you’ll want to be in Montreal.
Where: Old Port of Montreal – Jacques-Cartier Pier
When: 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m., July 1st
OTTAWA: Canada Day Weekend
What: You can expect nothing less than all-out fun in Canada’s capital, with tons of family oriented activities spreading across three event locations. The day will include live performances, food, entertainment, and fireworks.
Where: Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park, and the Canadian Museum of History.
When: June 30th – July 1st
No matter where you find yourself this Canada Day, there’s fun to be had from coast to coast.