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It won't be long til school is out and summer is almost here! There's no better way to start the summer than by enjoying our great country! Get out on Sunday July 1st and celebrate Canada's 151st birthday! We've got a list of all the fabulous events in Durham Region, Toronto and beyond. Wishing you and your families all a very special Happy Canada Day!
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Canada Day Scavenger Hunt

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! Here's a great one to help celebrate Canada's Birthday. Depending on the age of the kids, you can either hide these items around the house and backyard for the younger children, or the older ones can venture out in groups to find the items and take photos of everything. Read more




Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival
Toronto Ribfest, Etobicoke


Kick off Canada Day Weekend at Lynde House Museum, Whitby
Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival
Cobourg Waterfront Festival
Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village
Toronto Ribfest, Etobicoke


Canada Day Heritage Train Ride, York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge
Township of Scugog Canada Day 2018, Port Perry
Historic Dominion Day, Lang Pioneer Village, Keene
Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day, Boyd Conservation Area
Canada Day at Fort York, Toronto
Clarington Celebrates Canada Day, Bowmanville
Canada Day at Scarborough Museum
Canada Day at Niagara Falls
Canada Day Celebration, City of Hamilton
Canada Day Celebration 2018 in Mississauga
Canada Day at Mackenzie House: Put a Maple Leaf on It, Toronto
Scarborough Celebrates Canada, Bridlewood Mall
Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival
Toronto Ribfest, Etobicoke
Cobourg Waterfront Festival
Canada Day Celebration - Daytime (Pickering)
Canada Day - Evening Main Stage and Fireworks, Pickering
Celebrate Canada Day weekend at the Pickering Markets!
Ajax Canada Day Celebrations - Family Celebrations
Oshawa Canada Day
Canada Day in Newcastle
Markham Canada Day
Canada Day Parade, Peterborough
Burlington Canada Day
Come Celebrate Canada Day in Whitby!
Georgina Celebrates Canada Day and the Georgina 200 Homecoming, Keswick
Canada Day 2018 Kanata Festival Fireworks, Newmarket
Canada Day, Mel Lastman Square, North York
Ajax Canada Day Celebrations - Night-Time Extravaganza
Belleville Canada Day
Richmond Hill Canada Day
Canada Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay/Woodbine Park, Toronto
Downsview Park Canada Day Celebration 2018, Toronto


Cobourg Waterfront Festival
Toronto Ribfest, Etobicoke
Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

Visit our Events Calendar for details about these events and more including the rest of the summer.

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Canada Day 2018: Oshawa's Annual Celebration

The City of Oshawa presents an amazing day of fun and entertainment for all ages in celebration of Canada's birthday. Main stage starts rocking at 2:00 p.m. and the fantastic fireworks begin at dusk (10:00 p.m.).

Lakeview Park, Oshawa
Sunday, July 1, 2018


Canada Day Word Search

You can have fun and learn some vocabulary words about Canada when you print out and complete one of these word search puzzles. Encourage the children to find and circle the words listed.

You have the choice of an easy puzzle, challenging puzzle and Canadian provinces puzzle.

Click here to find the printables, thanks to DLTK Crafts for Kids


Clarington Celebrates Canada Day!

Celebrate Canada Day with us! Opening Ceremony and musical entertainment from local artists Tyler Lorette and The Charles Street Band begins at 7:00pm, followed by a spectacular display of fireworks!

Sunday July 1st

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
2440 Highway 2, Bowmanville

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Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

A celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, a BeaverTail eating contest, a magic show, guided hiking, Subaru Movies Under the Stars, and more family activities! Plus enjoy live music all weekend long, including headlining band The Carpet Frogs!

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Toronto Ribfest

June 29th – July 2nd, 2018

Toronto Ribfest – come hungry and ready to have fun! We have an amazing lineup of bands, a dedicated sports bar steaming live games, fireworks on Canada Day, Robotics and face painting, and did we mention 12 award-winning Ribbers!

100% volunteer driven, 100% of the proceeds go back into the community and is a 0-waste event! #RibfestTO |