Canada Day schedule, parking & transit

Bring your national pride and explore the abundance of Canadian inspired activities and musical entertainment all day long in Spencer Smith Park. Performances on 2 stages, children’s activities throughout the day.

Citizenship court starts at 11:30. Wander over to Joseph Brant Museum for the Strawberry Social between 11-4.

There are bands in the park all day, with headliner Ashley MacIsaac taking the stage at 8:30pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, then sit back to take in the fireworks at 10pm.

Free Parking:

Free parking is available downtown at all meters, municipal lots and the parking garage on Canada Day (except the waterfront lots on either side of the Discovery Landing centre.)

Free Shuttle:

Park or walk to Central Public Library and take the free Canada Day shuttle downtown.

For Cyclists:

Ride your bike downtown and park it at the MEC Bike Corral located just off the promenade near the playground. Cyclists are asked to walk their bikes along the promenade during the event.

Road Closures:

Lakeshore Road from Elizabeth Street to Maple Avenue will be closed from 9-11pm for the fireworks.


Park Activities:


8:30 am Canada Day 5km run/walk
9:30 am YOGA in the Park – Free YOGA class
(bring your mat and water bottle)
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Strawberry Social at Joseph Brant Museum
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Stilt Walking Busker – Mountie and Hockey Player
12:30 pm & 2:30 pm & 4:00 pm Scholars in Collars Dog Show
1:00 pm – 10:30 pm Licensed areas, including Canadiana Viewing Tent
 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rock Climbing Wall




10:00 am Citizenship Court
12:00 pm Queen’s Medal Presentations
1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies – Emcee Connie Smith and featuring
The Burlington Teen Tour Band
2:00 pm The Altobeelays
3:00 pm Charissa Pavlou
3:30pm       SWS Water Ski Show
4:00 pm Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams Tribute)
5:30 pm Michael Buble Tribute Singer (Scott Keo)
6:30 pm SWS Water Ski Show
7:00 pm    Nightbox
8:30 pm  Headliner – Ashley MacIsaac
10:00 pm  Fireworks Display Presented by Lockwood Chrysler FiatPlease Note: Fireworks Road Closure, Lakeshore Road (Elizabeth Street west to Maple Avenue) 9pm-11pm


WATERFRONT STAGE – EMCEE: Aiko Iwashita from 102.9 K-Lite

1:30 pm   Andrea Godin
2:30 pm Michael Buble Tribute Singer (Scott Keo)
3:30 pm  SWS Water Ski Show
4:30 pm Adam Cooke
6:30 pm SWS Water Ski Show
7:00 pm    Wavelength (Rush Tribute Act)

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.


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