Useful Guide For Canada Day Celebrations

Useful Guide For Canada Day Celebrations

Happy Birthday, Canada!

On July 1st, Canada will celebrate its 148th birthday. Here is your Canada Day events schedule across the country. Check it out!


Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act, which called the Constitution Act today. Canada Day was originally called ‘Dominion Day’ but it was renamed in 1982.

How to celebrate

On Canada Day people gather downtown or in central locations in their respective hometowns. They wear red T-shirts with Canadian maple leafs and some people even paint their faces. There are many events like concerts, parades, etc. and you can enjoy eating various street foods. The biggest highlight is a fireworks display! Usually it starts at 10 or 10:30 P.M.

This year’s celebrations for Canada Day

Here is your complete events schedule for enjoying Canada Day across the country!

Canada Day 2015 in Ottawa 

Parliament Hill 

9am to 9:30am – Flag-Raising Ceremony
9:30am to 10am – Changing of the Guard
10am to 10:30am – Carillon Concert
12pm to 1:30pm – Canada Day Noon Show
2pm to 5pm – Swing Dancing, A Flock of Flyers : remix, Ottawa Stilt Union
7:30pm to 10pm – Canada Day Evening Show

Major’s Hill Park (There are a lot of activities!)

9am to 3pm – NRJ 104.1 Ottawa – Gatineau
9am to 5pm – Commemorate the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Mcdonald’s birthday, Historica Canada’s Trivia Challenge, GoodLife Fitness (Get in The Best Shape Of Your Life!) etc.
2:45pm to 3:15pm – Inner City Sirens 2, Fesso the clown
3pm to 3:30pm – The Flying Fools (High Dive Show)
7pm to 10:45pm – Evening Show at Major’s Hill Park (Hudson’s Bay Stage)

10pm – Fireworks(From the Astrolabe at Nepean Point and light the skies over the Ottawa River, behind Parliament Hill)

Canada Day 2015 in Montreal 

Old Port Promenade & Bonsecours Basin Park

11am to 12pm – Ceremony
12pm to 12:20pm – Canon Salute
12:30pm until the last piece – Canada Day cake tasting
12:30pm to 8pm – Cosom Hockey (from 12 years), Collective artwork, Caribou route (from 6 years), Bracelet workshop, Badge workshop, Dance, Makeup, Parks Canada Tent
1:30pm to 8pm – Canada Tent
8:30pm to 10pm – Dance (Oliver Loubry), Élizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite, Lisbonne Télégramme, Paul Kunigis, Bleu Jeans Bleu, Cindy Bédard, Guy Leblanc, Too Many Cooks

10pm to 10:30pm –Fireworks

Canada Day 2015 in Vancouver 

8am to midnight –Events on Granville Island, see their website for details!

10am to 6pm – Waterfront Party

Main Stage (Canada Place Way at Canada Place)

11am to 11:05am – Welcome
11:05am to 11:20am – Children of Takaya
11:35am to 12:05pm – Robyn and Ryleigh
12:20pm to 1:05pm – Don Amero
1:25pm to 2:05pm – Saint-Pierre
2:25pm to 3:05pm – Rumba Calzada
3:25pm to 4:10pm – Tim Chaisson
4:30pm to 5:30pm – Hannah Georgas

Celebration Stage (Hall A, Vancouver Convention Centre East)

10am to 10:45am – Coastal Sounds Youth Choir
11:05am to 12:55pm – Citizenship Ceremony
1:15pm to 1:50pm – One Love Hip Hop Showcase
2:10pm to 2:45pm – Showstoppers
3:05pm to 3:30pm – X-Corps
3:50pm to 4:30pm – Cindy Yang Dance Academy : The Royal Datang
4:55pm to 5:30pm – Ache Brasil

North Point Stage (North Point, Canada Place)

11:30am to 12:15pm – Jocelyn Pettit
12:35pm to 1:35pm – Rio Samaya
1:55pm to 2:55pm – Watasun
3:15pm to 4:15pm – Bellwoods
4:35pm to 5:35pm – The Hairfarmers

7pm – Parade (Starts at the corner of Georgia St & Broughton St)

10:30pm to 11pm – Fireworks (Canada Place)

Happy Canada Day everyone!

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