Wondering what to do on Canada Day?
Where to see Canada Day fireworks and which concert to attend to celebrate Canada150? Read on for a full list of most of the Canada Day events happening near you.
Come on out to the Milton Fairgrounds at 136 Robert Street to join in the festivities. http://www.miltoncanadaday.ca/
Canada Day festivities various locations:
Port Credit- http://paintthetownred.ca/
Mississauga Celebration Stage- https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/celebration-square/canada-day-celebration-2017?
Living Arts Centre Canada Day- http://www.livingartscentre.ca/courses-and-events/canada-day-2017
Chruchill Meadows Canada Day- http://canadadaytogether.ca/
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Ontario Street. http://brontevillage.net/events/oakvilles-canada-day-150th-birthday/
Join the Bronte Business Improvement Area for this FREE all-day family festival celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! Oakville’s Canada Day is presented by Lexus of Oakville and the over 200 business merchants of the Bronte Village Business Improvement Area with support from its sponsors.
Bring your national pride to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy free Canadian-inspired activities and entertainment all day at Spencer Smith Park.
To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, expect Canada Day celebrations to be epic this year. There’s a lot happening in Toronto on July 1 – and a lot of it's free! Below, we’ve highlighted the best events.
Visit the Royal Ontario Museum for FREE
The ROM is offering free admission to all visitors on July 1. In addition to all the permanent galleries, check out original current original exhibitions, The Family Camera and Anishinaabeg: Art & Power. Admission prices for Out of the Depths: The Blue What Story will still be in effect. The ROM is open 10 am to 5 pm on Canada Day. See listing for details.
See the world’s largest rubber duck at the Redpath Waterfront Festival
It’s not everyday that you get to see a enormous rubber duck floating in Lake Ontario. The provincial government has spent a chunk of change on the duck, now draped in international art controversy, which means it’s at least worth stopping by for a selfie. Plus, take in a lumberjack show, other live entertainment and plenty of edible treats from the artisan market. See listing for details.
Chill by the water at Wavelength
If you can’t wait for Camp Wavelength in August, get a taste at Wavelength’s free Canada Day concert at Humber Bay Park. Headlined by Guelph duo The Magic and experimental pop band Most People, the early show also includes Basia Bulat, Pantayo, Heavweights Brass Band and more. Skip driving or taking transit and join a bike tour hosted by Bike Pirates, which will guide a group riding from Trinity Bellwoods to Humber Bay Park West starting at 3 pm. See listing for details.
Drink beer with Brewer’s Backyard
Brewer’s Backyard takes over Evergreen Brickworks from 11 am to 5 pm for Canada Day celebration with craft beer. Great Lakes Brewery, which is toasting its 30th anniversary, is the featured brewery and doing a tap takeover of the entire event. Sample from over 15 beers including the Canuck Pale Ale, Sunnyside Session IPA and Red Leaf Lager. A number of food vendors will also be on hand. See listing for details.
Hear Canadian Talent at City Hall
For four days, four stages take over Nathan Phillips Square from June 30 to July 3 for free concerts showcasing Canadian musicians. Warm up with Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Barenaked Ladies on Canada Day eve before dancing it out to Born Ruffians, Kid Koala, Charlotte Day Wilson, Maylee Todd and Ron Sexsmith on July 1.If you still want more, check out R&B and hip-hop stars Shad, dvsn, Michie Mee and Maestro the following day, and rapper Belly paired with the Kingston All-Stars on the final day of shows. See listing for details.
Where to watch fireworks
From June 30 to July 3 at 10:55 pm, fireworks will be presented above Nathan Phillips Square at the end of every concert. Fireworks will also be displayed at Mel Lastman Square, Humber Bay Park West and the Scarborough Civic Centre at 10:55 pm on July 1.
The CN Tower will put on its own fireworks display at 10:30 pm on Canada Day accompanied by a music simulcast on Boom 97.3FM. Those near the water can watch fireworks from Harbourfront Centre as part of Our Home On Native Land at 10:30 pm. Rib Fest, which takes place at Centennial Park in Etobicoke, will have its own fireworks at 10 pm.