There’s no better place to be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday than right here at home! Everybody will be ringing in our gorgeous country’s life of a century and a half – O’ Canada, you definitely age well – so you better not miss out on all the fun! Here are nine events around Ontario to get you and your family ready for this year’s birthday bash bonanza!



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Starting at noon, everybody’s invited to head over to Chinguacousy Park for a day packed with food, music, lumberjack demonstrations and more! Don’t worry, we know Canada Day isn’t the same without all the fireworks – the huge show starts at 10 p.m. so get those lawn chairs ready!

Saturday, July 1st, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Chinguacousy Park
9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton ON, L6S6G7

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609 is not about to miss out on Canada’s birthday, so they’re throwing a whole barbeque birthday celebration! Everyone’s invited for the festivities, prizes, giveaways and some really good music – psst, we hear the band Electric Revival will be there, too!

Saturday, July 1st, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Br 609
1133 Queen St E , Brampton ON, L6T 4E2

Ice cream? Freshly picked strawberries? Lemonade? Pioneer demonstrations? Say no more! The Historic Bovaird House & Brampton Historical Society is extending an invitation to everybody on July 2nd, so come on out and celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial on a lovely afternoon with family, fun and food!

Sunday, July 2nd, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Historic Bovaird House
563 Bovaird Avenue, Brampton ON, L6Z4R1



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If you’re craving some wholesome fireworks to light up the sky like we know you are, you’d best make your way over to Nathan Phillips Square for a night or two to remember! There will be music and fireworks on display every night at 10:55 p.m. starting June 30th till July 3rd!

Nightly from Friday, June 30th till Monday, July 3rd
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

This is not a drill, we repeat this is not a drill – you need to grab your friends, family and cameras and head over to the Harbourfront this Canada Day weekend to see the world’s largest rubber duck! Along with the six-storey tall baby duck that’s ready to party hard come churros and tacos, music shows and an artisan market, tree climbing competitions and some plaid-ed up lumberjacks, and a lot more!

Friday, July 1st till Monday, July 3rd
HTO Park
339 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5V 1A2
Sherbourne Common
61 Dockside, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6



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It’s no surprise that Parliament Hill will be the hotspot for Canada’s birthday all day long! Not only will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – along with Governor General David Johnston, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall! – undoubtedly be there for opening ceremonies at 11:40 a.m., but you also get Bono and The Edge of U2, Alessia Cara, Gordon Lightfoot, an air show and more! You don’t want to miss this Canadiana lineup!

All day Saturday, July 1st
Parliament Hill
Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4

Ottawans, get ready for a huge, synchronised fireworks show that starts at 11 p.m. and lasts for over 20 minutes – it’s meant to be the biggest ever presented in the Capital region! The fireworks will be launched from five different locations including Nepean Point and along Confederation Boulevard.

Saturday, July 1st, 11 p.m.
Confederation Boulevard, Ottawa, ON



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Rides, inflatables, live performances, lasers shows, photo booths and plates on plates of great food? Sold! Don’t miss out on a full day of fun and activities for the whole family as Vaughan celebrates Canada 150!

Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Boyd Conservation Area
8739 Islington Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6



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Whitby knows how to throw a birthday party! Bring the family out for a wonderful day full of games, crafts, jumping castles and a petting zoo! Food will be aplenty, as well musical entertainment throughout the day, including the water ski shows at Port Whitby Marina!

Saturday, July 1st, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Victoria Fields
345 Victoria Street West, Whitby, ON L1N 0A8


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