Celebrating Canada Day


It’s Canada Day and there are plenty of options around Ontario to celebrate, get your party on, and even get a few freebies. Today, guests are welcome to visit the Royal Ontario Museum free of charge (you can also get complimentary entry to the Bata Shoe Museum and Gardiner Museum). Canada Day at Queen’s Park is a huge family-friendly celebration with musical performances and delicious food vendor options.

Roaming performers and carnival games are highlights of the Queen’s Park party that’s over 150 years old. It all starts just after noon and goes until 9:15 p.m. when the fireworks display fills the night sky. Canada Day also aligns with the Toronto Ribfest, ranked one of the top 100 events in all of Ontario. Located at Etobicoke Park, there are activities for kids, two stages for entertainment, and of course the best BBQ in town.

Summer’s Biggest Party

Canada Day in nearby Bowmanville happens at the local museum. Admission is free, and it’s the largest Clarington Museum event of the year. Enjoy old-fashioned races and games in the garden, live music on the verandah, and horse and wagon rides around town. Check out the historic tours and learn more about Canada’s unique history.

Head to Milton for one of the best fireworks shows in Ontario. Falconry shows, Elsa performances for the little ones, hands-on reptile exhibits and more await at this fun-filled destination. Set your GPS for the Milton Fairgrounds for a free day of thrills punctuated by a fantastic fireworks show.