Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsCanada Day took a while to be established as one of the country’s most important dates featuring one of its largest selections of lavish events.

In fact, the first country wide celebration of Canada Day only started in 1967 on Canada's 100th anniversary. From that point on, Canada Day has grown and developed into one of the most important dates of the year complete with historical reference and importance and a wealth of fun and celebrations including fireworks and concerts, sports events, family events and much more. Today, Canada Day is an event celebrated by millions of Canadians from one ocean to the next.

Canada Day at the Forks
1 July
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsRecognized as a Canada Day event not to be missed, Canada Day at the Forks, a meeting place nestled in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, features a host of family friendly activities including a children’s museum where some can create crafts or play their favorite (larger-than-life-sized) board games, and enjoy the antics of clowns, big games, buskers, crafts and more. Entertainment for all members of the family on three stages includes rousing performances by the highly respected Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra joining forces in the lead-up to a captivating fireworks display.

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Jasper Canada Day
July 1
Jasper, Alberta (AB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsA popular event for over 20 years, Jasper Canada Day, also referred to as the "I Love My Canada" event, attracts thousands of celebrators to enjoy everything from the popular pancake breakfast to the flag raising ceremony and the main street parade with bands, mascots, Mounties, floats, dancers and clowns. Other activities include museum displays, rock bands, childrens' games, historic walks, beer gardens, and the ever popular fireworks when dusk falls.

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Canada Day Montreal
1 July
Montreal, Quebec (QC)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsReminding over 34 millions of Canadians of their pride for living in the second largest country in the world, the Canada Day Montreal celebrations in Montreal showcases a number of events including the swearing in of twenty-five new families as new Canadian citizens. Adding to this, fun and activities include the fun, multiple inflatable games that attract children from all over Canada, street entertainers to entertain the whole family, and all sorts of fun that end with the amazing display of the themed fireworks display.

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Celebrate Canada Day
Célébrez le jour du Canada in Boissevain

1 July
Boissevain, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsThis Canada Day celebration event has everything from a show & shine car show, an art show and the very popular Lions Canada Day Parade in the late afternoon, as well as the children’s carnival with Playworld Fun Bouncers. The spectacular fireworks display at dusk completes the celebrations.

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Charlottetown Big Red Music Festival - Canada Day
1 July
Charlottetown, Prince Edward's Island (PE)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsBeyond the weekend long music activities featuring favorite artists, the Charlottetown Big Red Music Festival is well known for the Canada Day activities that celebrate this important day of the year with a host of family activities including balloon twisting, face painting, bouncy rides, horse and wagon rides, a petting zoo, Calico dancers, a carnival vending area and much more – ending with one of the largest fireworks displays in Canada.

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Calgary Canada Day
July 1
Calgary, Alberta (AB)

Top Events Canada Attracting more than 100,000 Canadians every year, the ever popular Calgary Canada Day celebration is one of the most popular and highly attended annual events in Calgary. Beginning mid-morning, festivities at the Shaw Millennium Park include main stage live performances, food vendors, and much more.

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Fredericton Canada Day Celebrations
1 July
Fredericton, New Brunswick (NB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsWith the aim of providing a fun and high quality day of family entertainment, the Fredericton Canada Day Celebrations feature an host of activities for children, as well as family entertainment on stage in Officers’ Square, and local and touring artists on the second stage in Barrack’s Square. There is a wealth of food on offer, and an amazing fireworks display at the end of the celebrations.

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Halifax and Dartmouth's Canada Day Celebration
1 July
Halifax, Nova Scotia (NS)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsRecognized as the 3rd biggest Canada Day celebration in the country, the Canada Day event in Halifax starting off with two different pancake-breakfast events, parades, including the the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Parade in downtown Halifax, live and free concerts, expansive Canadian Family Fun-Fest on the Commons, fireworks at Halifax Harbour at 10pm followed by live music until midnight.

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La Fête du Canada Day
1 July
Ottawa, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsOttawa, Canada’s Capital, is the place to be July 1 for the country’s biggest annual birthday celebration. Recognized as the top Canada Day celebration in Canada, this is a giant patriotic party on the lawns of Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park, Jacques Cartier Park and on the closed streets of downtown Ottawa. Attracting hundreds of thousands of people from all over Canada, this celebration of Canada’s birthday includes concerts, picnics, fireworks, street performances, midway rides and games, helicopter rides, pony rides, petting zoo, car show, and a beer tent. Admission to the festival is free!

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Toronto Canada Day Celebrations
28 June – 1 July
Canada Square, Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsAn event that grows every year in all locations right across Canada, the Canada Day Weekend Celebrations are no exception. Apart from the ever popular and spectacular fireworks show on Canada Eve (June 30) preceded by a wealth of top level entertainment, the Toronto Canada Day Celebrations offer everything from dance in all shapes and forms, amazing selections and offerings of food from all over the world and much more.

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Vancouver Canada Day
1 July
Canada Place – Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsThe largest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa, attracting more than 350,000 people to Canada Place in Vancouver each year, this popular event includes a wealth of live music and entertainment on three stages, exhibits and food from all parts of Canada, alongside a celebration of Canadian inventions and even an extreme-sports show, all of which concludes with the annual Canada Day Parade in the evening and finally the Canada Day Fireworks Show presented as the sun sets.

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Victoria Celebrates Canada Day
30 June - 1 July
Victoria, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsThe two-day Victoria Celebrates Canada Day event is a family-friendly, multicultural celebration, featuring all facets and members of Canadian society with a wide range of childrens' activities and entertainment, music performances, an international food village, and a spectacular fireworks display over the Inner Harbour on July 1.

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Whoa Canada!
1 July
Moncton, New Brunswick (NB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsOffering a day of events to celebrate Canada Day, Whoa Canada! begins with a Canada Day Bike Ride followed by an afternoon of art displays, entertainment specifically for children, vendors offering a variety of food products and the four hour Canada Day Concert on Main Street followed by the Canada Day Fireworks in Riverfront Park.

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Yellowknife Canada Day Events & Parade
July 1
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsCanada Day celebrations in Yellowknife start off with a parade followed by opening ceremonies complete with the reaffirmation ceremony in which Canadian citizens repeat the oath of citizenship to express their commitment to Canada, as well as the expected singing of the national anthem. The day then continues on a lighter note with a wide variety of top line performers offering a wide range of entertainment, and a whole line-up of fun ways to spend the day – from getting your face painted to receiving a chair masssage.

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