Fun Things To Do On Canada Day In Canadian Cities This Year
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Fun Things To Do On Canada Day In Canadian Cities This Year

Local Views

Canada Day celebrations have to make a shift from the usual large gatherings this year. For example, the magical lights will not illuminate the cities in 2020. Therefore, the typical events are going online. For safety reasons, Canadian provinces made the executive decision to cancel the in person shows. On the bright side you can witness many events from across Canada online. To provide some solutions, here’s a guide on things to do on Canada Day in major cities this year.

Central Provinces

Toronto

  1. The C.N Tower live firework show begins at 10 pm on the City of Toronto Arts & Culture Youtube channel
  2. Visit the drive in concert and firework show in Markham. It is a ticketed event, therefore you must buy your tickets.
  3. In all of Ontario fireworks  are permitted on private property. Check the rules here. 
  4. Do the virtual Halton Hills Scavenger Hunt
  5. Both the Toronto Zoo and Lion African Safari are hosting a Canada Day drive-in.

Montreal

  1. Watch the cultural diversity show at 1pm on Fête du Canada RDP Facebook & Youtube channels (in French)
  2. A 1 hr live concert will be streamed from the Olympic Stadium beginning at 7 pm.
  3. Watch the virtual day parade
  4. In Montreal fireworks are permitted on private property. Check the bylaws here. 

Quebec City

  1. Visit the Fête du Canada à Québec website for webcast and artists details

To book your stay in Canada’s Central provinces,

view Corporate Stay’s signature collection apartments here. 

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Atlantic Provinces

Halifax

  1. Watch the official HFX Canada Day virtual event on the HFX Civic Events Facebook page
  2. Sign up for the Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration (this event is also organized across other provinces; visit Eventbrite for all details)
  3. Participate in the Epic Canadian Living Flag Event (all Canadians can participate)
  4. Celebrate at  The Fisherman’s Cove

To book your stay in Canada’s Atlantic provinces,

view Corporate Stay’s signature collection apartments here. 

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Prairie Provinces

Calgary

  1. Stream the virtual Canada Day show with live performances on YouTube and Facebook pages.
  2. Virtual Life Trivia & other organized events with Fort Calgary

Winnipeg

  1. The Forts is hosting a virtual Canada Day Stream
  2. Visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery
  3. Check out the The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Saskatoon

  1. Check out the virtual Optimist Canada Day musical feature
  2. Celebrate Canada Day at Crossmount hosted by Crossmount Cider Company and Cafe Gusto
  3. Adventure through the Lost Corral Maze
  4. Paddle down the river with  Living Sky Adventures
  5. Jump on a Hayride Family Adventure

To book your stay in Canada’s Prairie provinces,

view Corporate Stay’s signature collection apartments here. 

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West Coast 

Vancouver

  1. Join Canada’s only drive through parade – A Taste of the PNE
  2. Go on the COVID Mask-uerade Party Cruise
  3. Karaoke @ The Portside Pub
  4. Celebrate Canada Day with the Grand Opening day of Big Splash Water Park

Corporate Stays Vancouver

Victoria

  1. Celebrate virtually on Victoria’s Canada Day website, the City of Victoria’s YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.
  2. Enjoy Canada Day at Esquimalt Lagoon Beach with food trucks

Corporate Stays Victoria

To book your stay in Canada’s West coast provinces,

view Corporate Stay’s signature collection apartments here. 

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Other Ways To Celebrate

  1. Check out the 3-D virtual fireworks at 10 pm online. 
  2. Check out the  Celebration Kit for interactive activities
  3. Join the official  House Party
  4. Participate in the Virtual Run
  5. Support local businesses with takeout
  6. Have an outdoor picnic in your yard or balcony
  7. Set off fireworks on your private property (please review your city bylaws)
  8. Go camping/ hiking at a national park

Canadians

COVID-19 may have changed the way we celebrate Canada’s birthday. Nonetheless the Canadian spirit is still in the air and there are many things to do on Canada Day all across the country.

For other organized events across smaller cities in Canada,

visit the Canadian government website