Canada Day Celebrations in Ontario’s Cottage Country

Celebrate the 150th birthday of this great nation of ours in the cottage country region of Ontario!

What better way to launch an epic summer than with some spectacular Canada Day celebrations – especially in this really big birthday year? Most impressive are the fireworks that take place over water – if you haven’t experienced one of these colourful displays with brilliant colours reflected in the sparkling lakes and rivers of the region, be sure to make it out to experience the night skies and waterways all ablaze. Here is just a partial list of what’s happening this Canada Day Weekend:

Almaguin Highlands

Canada Day Bash at Kearney Legion: Kearney – July 1
Canada Day Parade & BBQ: South River – July 1
Canada 150th Celebrations: Emsdale – July 1
Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks: Burk’s Falls – July 1
Canada 150 Celebrations & Fireworks: Sundridge-Strong – July 1
Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks: Magnetawan – July 1
Celebrate Canada’s 150 & Heritage Day: Burk’s Falls- July 8
Songs For Canada Presented By South River Lions: South River – June 29


Canada Day Festivities: Port Sydney – July 1
Canada 150 Celebrations & Fireworks: Bracebridge – July 1
Canada Day Celebration & Fireworks: Huntsville- July 1
Dominion Day Strawberry Social and Steam Up Day: Huntsville- July 1
Rock the River Canada 150 Celebration: Baysville – July 1
Dorset Community Fireworks: Dorset – July 1
Canada Day Celebrations: Gravenhurst – July 1
Canada Day 150 Sesquicentennial Fireworks Cruise with Muskoka Steamships: Gravenhurst – July 1
Canada Day Celebration & Fireworks at Walker’s Point Marina: Walker’s Point – July 1
Canada Day Festival: Honey Harbour – July 1
Muskoka Lakes Canada 150 Celebration: Muskoka Lakes – July 1
Canada Day Open House at Muskoka Lakes Museum: Port Carling – July 1
Heritage Day at the Dorset Heritage Museum: Dorset – July 1
Muskoka Chautauqua Canada Day/150 Celebration and Fireworks: Minett – July 1
Canada Day Pedal and Play: MacTier- July 1st & 2nd
Decades Parade: Downtown Huntsville – July 1
O Canada: Huntsville – July 1
Celebrate Canada Day at Happy Tails Pet Resort & Camp: Huntsville – July 1
Where Pines and Maples Grow Concert, A Canada 150 Event: Glen Orchard – June 11
Canada Blooms 150: Bala – June 25 – July 15
Canada 150 Flagpole Ceremony: Three Mile Lake – July 1
Blues, Brews & Barbeques, Eh!: Port Carling – July 2
Walker’s Point Heritage Days:  Walker’s Point – July 15
Windermere Celebrates Canada 150: Windermere – TBD
Celebration of Canada at Gravenhurst Opera House: Gravenhurst – Summer season

Parry Sound

Canada Day Celebrations: July 1
Canada Day Cruise aboard the M.V. Chippewa: July 1
Festival of the Sound Canada Day Cruise on the Island Queen: July 1
Canada Day BBQ & Fireworks: McKellar – July 1
Pointe Au Baril Celebrates Canada 150 – July 1
Riversongs Celebration of Music, Poetry & Art: June 16-25
Dragonboat Festival: June 23 & 24
Sail Parry Sound Splash in the Sound: July 8

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